Search Results: "Sabine Ludwig"


BOOK REVIEW

SABINE by A.P.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An eroticized anecdote, set forth in language that sounds like a translation, just creepy enough for Halloween, though without the staying power that would make it linger into All Saints' Day."
A nearly anonymous tale of a French boarding school in the '50s where the girls are involved in more than Sartre, smokes and jazz. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE LITTLE PIGGY WHO COULDN'T SAY NO by Sabine Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Saying 'no' to this piggy should be easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With everyone making demands, what's a little piggy to do? Read full book review >

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LUDWIG THE SPACE DOG by Henning Löhlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The right stuff for all young would-be space explorers. (Novelty picture book. 6-9)"
3-D illustrations propel into orbit this imported tale of a dog with stars in his eyes. Read full book review >

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THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY by Oliver Pötzsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Fans of bookish European fiction will enjoy this, the too abundant Dan Brown-ian motions notwithstanding."
Who was that Cowled Man? Austrian novelist Pötzsch serves up an ambitious though familiar tale of Mad King Ludwig. Read full book review >

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THE 39 APARTMENTS OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"A handsome and engaging tale. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Those appreciative of Beethoven's work can now commiserate with the difficulties of owning five legless pianos and having to move in and out of 39 apartments all because of rude neighbors who couldn't tell a good note from a toneless bang. Read full book review >

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HAVING IT & EATING IT by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2002

"Giving a sly nod to genre conventions, Durrant ends with a marriage proposal, but this is no fairy tale, and Maggie's response, along with all that's come before, puts this one head and shoulders above most of the 'chick-lit' that will flank it on the shelves."
British journalist Durrant's first novel follows a familiar trajectory for high-end romantic fiction, yet it's a standout for its rich detail and deceptively weightless prose. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER ME THIS WAY by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Despite the book's shortcomings, the author redeems herself in the end, displaying undeniable growth and sharpened literary skills since her first novel."
Durrant's sophomore effort (Under Your Skin, 2014) tackles the complicated, dark, and disturbing mind of a manipulative and often abusive man who may—or may not—be dead.Read full book review >

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UNDER YOUR SKIN by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A decent story and probably Durrant's best to date, but her decision not to explain the plethora of British references could prove a distraction to American readers."
Durrant, whose work includes novels aimed at both children and adults, returns with a dark psychological thriller that's very different from her forays into chick lit. Read full book review >

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BON VOYAGE, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"Funny and heartwarming. (Fiction. 12+)"
Determined to reconnect with her estranged grandparents and forget about ex-crush William (Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles, 2007), 15-year-old Connie embarks on an exchange program to France. Read full book review >

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CROSS YOUR HEART, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though at times a bit too familiar, Durrant manages to tell a fun and engaging story. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In her journal, Connie Pickles chronicles seven weeks in her life, during which she sets her mother up with three different men, gets a job, quits a job, marches against the war, gets kissed, almost loses a friend and falls in love. Read full book review >

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SHARING DARWIN by Sabine Wichert
Released: Sept. 27, 2000

"One word says it best: ephemeral."
Wichert, a transplanted German Pole, now lives and teaches in Belfast, an equally divided and embattled site of identity. Read full book review >

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PRETTY CROOKED by Elisa Ludwig
Released: March 13, 2012

"A solid debut. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
This debut keeps readers zooming along as a formerly poor girl plays Robin Hood when she strikes it rich. Read full book review >