Search Results: "Per Petterson"


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ASHES IN MY MOUTH, SAND IN MY SHOES by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Arvid's is far from an unhappy childhood, but writing within a child's limited vision, Petterson uses what's unspoken to wrench the reader's heart."
Readers of Petterson's award-winning Out Stealing Horses (2007) will find this translation of the Norwegian author's first published book, scheduled to appear in conjunction with his latest novel, I Refuse, takes a gentler approach to childhood.Read full book review >

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IT'S FINE BY ME by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Will Audun ever break free of his father's legacy? Petterson leaves that key question hanging and the reader unsatisfied."
Coming-of-age in 1960s Norway; the fifth novel from the Norwegian native, best known for Out Stealing Horses (2007). Read full book review >

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TO SIBERIA by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A spare, lyrical novel from Norwegian author Petterson (Out Stealing Horses, 2007, etc.) that possesses historical breadth and a remarkable sense of immediacy."
The Danish response to Nazi Germany before and during World War II forms the backdrop for this coming-of-age novel—first published in 1996 in Norway—that covers 13 years in the life of a young girl. Read full book review >

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OUT STEALING HORSES by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Haunting, minimalist prose and expert pacing give this quiet story from Norway native Petterson (In the Wake, 2006, etc.) an undeniably authoritative presence."
An aging loner remembers a childhood summer that marked a lifetime of loss. Read full book review >

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I REFUSE by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Without pyrotechnics, Petterson brings his characters and working-class Norway vividly, even passionately, to life; days after they finish the novel, readers may still have dreams of ice cracking."
Norwegian Petterson (It's Fine By Me, 2012, etc.) shows his considerable gift for exploring the darker crevices of boyhood in this elegiac story of two long-estranged friends whose lives have not turned out as they expected.Read full book review >

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YOU & YOU & YOU by Per Nilsson
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2005

"Provocative but distant. (Fiction. YA)"
Odd, almost morbid piece about several characters moving through life in a Swedish city. Read full book review >

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THE ABOMINABLE MAN by Per Wahlöö
Released: Oct. 16, 1972

"Police work is built on realism, routine, stubbornness and system' which this series epitomizes and which a quiet hero like Martin Beck enlarges in his level, dead level, fashion."
Martin Beck, Sweden's finest and dourest, presides again over the killing — in a hospital bed — of a man on the force with an extra chromosome of cruelty that leads on to a larger extermination program which Beck, fallen cold and almost dead, may not survive. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 1968

"This, along with Martin Beck's quiet, toneless pursuit, is a superb specimen of the roman policier at its relentless best."
Not as substantially structured as Roseanna but again "The Story of a Crime" charted with admirable, adamantine precision. Read full book review >

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FANTASIA ON A THEME OF THOMAS TALLIS by Vaughn Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2010

"A love story lost in a mishmash of intellectual curiosities."
A rich womanizer finds unexpected love with an ailing Mexican immigrant through their shared interest in music, art and literature. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2001

"Required reading for those interested in Zanzibar history and the African theater of the Cold War."
A comprehensive account of events surrounding the 1964 revolution in Zanzibar as experienced by American vice consul Petterson. Read full book review >