Search Results: "Renate Dorrestein"


BOOK REVIEW

WITHOUT MERCY by Renate Dorrestein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2003

"Dorrestein is a potent writer, but, despite some splendid moments, this is a disappointing successor to A Heart of Stone."
An intense domestic thriller in which a beloved only child's death destroys an already shaky marriage. Read full book review >

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A HEART OF STONE by Renate Dorrestein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"The climactic pages are as harrowing as anything in contemporary fiction, but you won't want to miss a word leading up to them. A triumph."
The history of a destroyed family and the mingled guilt and rage that possess the survivor who remembers, and reimagines, their story—all rendered with hallucinatory clarity in this first English translation of yet another popular and critically acclaimed Dutch author. Read full book review >

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NOTT WON'T SLEEP by Renate Dorrestein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A worthwhile bedtime ritual that children will return to again and again. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A winning combination of cute characters, soothing music and gentle bedtime activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

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THE PATIENCE OF ICE by Renate Wood
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Lines of gushing accessibility aside: a moving selection of moments riddled with life's ironies."
The poems in the first two sections of this four-part volume, the strongest of the collection, move from the German-born Colorado poet's childhood experience in war-torn Germany to the aging and death of her mother. Read full book review >

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CECILIA BARTOLI by Kim Chernin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 1997

Self-indulgent ramblings that reveal more about the author than about her putative subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Because we don't get to know the principal subjects well enough, the appeal of this book, though not its historical significance, gets lost in the labyrinth of red tape."
A unique Holocaust biography focused on the bureaucratic nightmares of a family fighting to leave Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

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THE GIANTESS by Eveline Hasler
by Eveline Hasler, translated by Laura McKenna, illustrated by Renate Seelig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Seelig's timeless art does not play down the heroine's size—she is large among the other carnival attendees, but she is also lovely; the illustrations are perfect in their soft, misty beauty. (Picture book/folklore. 4-7)"
Inhabiting this tender love story is a gentle giantess who lives in isolation at the edge of the woods so that she won't scare people with her towering height. Read full book review >

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PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This lovely and penetratingly creepy version of the familiar tale will linger long with readers. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
This strange and unsettling tale is made all the stranger and more unsettling by Zwerger's spare, isolated figures in their pale interiors and landscapes, not to mention the rats that populate many of the versos until they are dispatched. Read full book review >