Search Results: "Odile Weulersse"


BOOK REVIEW

NASREDDINE by Odile Weulersse
by Odile Weulersse, illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer, translated by Kathleen Merz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"This view of the Hodja as a child offers a different pathway into the popular stories. (historical note) (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
The beloved character of Nasreddin Hodja is usually portrayed as a man in Turkish and Middle Eastern folklore, but here, the wise fool is a youngster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 2012

"While overall appeal may be limited, it will hook patient readers by the palpable sense of foreboding established early on, and they will enjoy the gradual build of suspense in this gritty and layered novel. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
A reworking of the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde imagines his beastly transformation is achieved at the hands of a desperate young woman in this slowly paced thriller that's steeped in historical detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAME RIVER TWICE by Ted Mooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2010

"'Paris is a small place,' says more than one character, as the reader discovers just how small the city—and the artistic community and the world of international crime—can be."
Mooney (Easy Travel to Other Planets, 1981) returns with a rich, multilayered, powerfully unsettling novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY BITTER THING SWEET by Roslyn Carrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Too neatly affirming, but the details of life and landscape are fair compensation."
Second novel from the Trinidadian journalist (A Thirst For Rain, 1999, not reviewed), a richly textured love story with a gritty setting—a gambling den/bordello—about a bargirl and a would-be boxing champ wising up to life and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A good choice for school or home use and an appealing introduction to the world of color. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Striking photographs from around the world bring color alive in this vivid introduction to the spectrum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ONCE by Patrick Modiano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Quiet but powerful; fans of Modiano's smoky, humid postwar world will enjoy this slowly unfolding mystery."
Modiano's transitional novel, first published in 1981, that marked an end to literary experimentation in favor of his largely unadorned though deeply atmospheric style. Read full book review >