Search Results: "Peter Stamm"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL DAYS ARE NIGHT by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The novel somehow ends on a note of redemption but without resolution."
A slim novel filled with big ideas about art and identity. Read full book review >

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IN STRANGE GARDENS by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2006

"While Stamm doesn't discount the possibility of happiness and comradeship, there is invariably an ounce of joy for every pound of gloom."
Most of the individuals in these austerely written stories by Swiss novelist Stamm (Unformed Landscape, 2005, etc.) lead humdrum but desperate lives. Read full book review >

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UNFORMED LANDSCAPE by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Stylistically two-dimensional, with frozen surfaces that resist the reader."
An oddly vacant, cold-blooded tale of a wayward young wife in isolated coastal Norway. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"For those who have an affinity for metaphysical fiction written with a surgeon's precision, this collection will spur readers to seek out everything else by its author."
Beneath the surface placidity of Swiss life, undercurrents of spiritual turmoil and existential despair charge this powerful collection of provocative stories. Read full book review >

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SEVEN YEARS by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"A monster with a full-bore obsession might have been fun to read about, but that's not what's on offer in this damp squib."
One man steers an erratic course between two women in this wan account of a quasi-obsession, the latest from the Swiss Stamm (On a Day Like This, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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AGNES by Peter Stamm
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Less a fully fleshed novel than an extended meditation on the interrelationship between life and fiction."
A writer suspects the story he's writing can alter the story of his life. Read full book review >

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ON A DAY LIKE THIS by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Andreas's condition does not seem authentic in this mannered treatment."
The Swiss author (stories: In Strange Gardens, 2006, etc.) examines a barren life in his latest novel. Read full book review >

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Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE NEWBIES by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Comforting and reassuring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a new baby coming, and Luke worries about his place in the family's changing configuration. Read full book review >

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MORE OF MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A strong second outing in this new series for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Odd-couple friends find the best in each another. Read full book review >

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MY TEACHER IS A MONSTER! (NO, I AM NOT.) by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Here's hoping readers who are similarly challenged in the behavior department will get both messages: Teachers are people, and they give back what they get. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A behaviorally challenged little boy for whom paper airplanes are a particular weakness learns to see his teacher as a person when he meets her outside the classroom. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Grown-ups beware. Youngsters might have their own questions and answers after this romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An irresistible force meets an immovable object with hilarious results. Read full book review >