Search Results: "Rachel Willson-Broyles"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MALIN PERSSON GIOLITO
by Jessie Grearson

Malin Persson Giolito says she “always knew” she’d one day write a novel about a school shooting—she just didn’t realize what a challenge that would be. Quicksand, her widely acclaimed English-language debut (a bestseller in her native Sweden) skillfully depicts the causes and consequences of a mass shooting, blending elements of courtroom drama, taut psychological thriller, and coming-of-age story.

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A Keeper's Truth by Dee Willson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sensual novel about a painter, sparkling with mythological details."
In this debut romantic fantasy, a widow tries to choose between a family man and a globe-trotting teacher, unaware that an ancient predator stalks her. Read full book review >

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RACHEL HULIN
by Megan Labrise

Fancy a Dangerous Liaisons-styledelicacy? Rachel Hulin’s epistolary debut features some lip-smacking secrets between brother and sister.

“I love epistolary novels,” says Hulin, author of Hey Harry, Hey Matilda. “I always try to think about how to get that voyeuristic voice without letters...but it just feels like you’re not getting in there. I really want to be in ...


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THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE by Rachel Isadora
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

Continuing her career through the classic fairy tales, Isadora turns to the familiar story of overweening greed for her latest adaptation. Read full book review >

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NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >