Search Results: "Rachel Willson-Broyles"


BOOK REVIEW

STRINDBERG'S STAR by Rachel Willson-Broyles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2012

"Any one of the plot strains in this ambitious debut might have made for a satisfying novel, but woven together, they create more confusion than excitement."
Evil Nazi schemes, Norse mythology, Pompeian legend and a balloon expedition to the North Pole are narrative bedfellows in this sprawling, fanciful tale driven by the desperate pursuit of a metal ankh, or amulet, discovered on a corpse in an abandoned copper mine. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I DON'T REMEMBER by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2016

"Initially confusing but ultimately moving and grimly funny."
In Stockholm, a young man's death forces his friends to consider their culpability. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DYING GAME by Asa Avdic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Avdic's debut, while painting an unsettling portrait of our possible future, lacks a compelling main character, and for all the book's calculated plotting, it doesn't add up to a satisfying read."
In the not-too-distant future, a group of carefully chosen people spends 48 hours on a remote Swedish island engaged in what at first seems like an exercise but turns into a high-stakes test of survival and betrayal. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO SAVED THE KING OF SWEDEN by Jonas Jonasson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Definitely not a book for sourpusses. The rest of the world will chuckle all the way through it."
A funny and completely implausible farce about a woman, a bomb and a man's frustrated ambition to overthrow the king of Sweden. Read full book review >

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QUICKSAND by Malin Persson Giolito
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Giolito gives us the unsettling monologue of a teenage girl as she works her way through her role in murder. It is a splendid work of fiction."
Sharp social commentary through the tragic story of a young woman's trial for mass murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONTECORE by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2011

"Khemiri adds a distinctive and quirky voice—actually several of them—to contemporary literature."
A distinguished, linguistically complex narrative that examines the ordeals of a Tunisian immigrant to Sweden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL by Amy Ehrlich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Maybe Carson's sense of wonder will inspire future environmentalists. (bibliography, epilogue) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ehrlich's biography of the noted environmentalist covers much ground, from her early years in Pennsylvania, to research at Woods Hole Marine Laboratory, to Maine and her environmental writings. Read full book review >

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KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"For enthusiastic fans of amateur detectives only. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A limp murder mystery, needlessly prolonged. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1995

"Darting, fresh, sensuous, pleasingly elliptical at times, these letters also serve to tether the increasingly deified Carson firmly to earth — just where she'd want to be."
A profusion of artful letters, the greater part from the mellifluous pen of Carson, detailing everyday life while writing The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. Read full book review >

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HERE'S TO YOU, RACHEL ROBINSON by Judy Blume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A good, solid, working-the-family-problem story, with sure appeal for fans. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Blume returns to the trio of seventh graders introduced in Just as Long as We're Together (1987), where Stephanie's narration was colored by her parents' new separation. Read full book review >