Search Results: "Sandra Steen"


BOOK REVIEW

CAR WASH by Sandra Steen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Terrific for group read-aloud sessions, the Steens' rollicking tale gives little listeners an edge-of-their-seats adventure and they'll be begging to peer through the 'porthole' of the car, too. (Picture book. 2-6)"
With a sprinkling of imagination, a trip to the car wash becomes an expedition to the farthest depths of the sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON CARLOS by Thorvald Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1998

"One hopes its sequel will arrive here soon."
justify yes* Don Carlos ($21.95; paper $12.95; Feb. 4, 1998; 1-55713-357-3; paper 1-55713-356-5): The eponymous ``Don Carlos'' is the young Charles Darwin, who is observed with a mixture of respect and bafflement by an Italian immigrant to Argentina, in this first of two sequential novels (its companion, Giovanni, is forthcoming) by an acclaimed Norwegian writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF CLAY by Rina Swentzell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 1992

"Glossary; further reading. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A second excellent entry in the ``We Are Still Here'' series about contemporary Native Americans describes how four generations of an extended family work together to create the beautiful pottery for which New Mexico is famous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY MOURNING by Edla Van Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"An amazing amount of life is packed into comparatively few pages in this swiftly paced, dizzingly amusing novel. It's just the sort of book you hope will become a movie. . . ."
Early Mourning ($13.95 paperback original; Jan. 1997; 144 pp.; 0-935480-84-6): A prizewinning Brazilian novel, whose author (A Bag of Stories, not reviewed; etc.) has been both actress and writer—and who in fact originally conceived this as a film script—fashions a multileveled portrayal of So Paulo society, high and low, using an ingenious premise: a robbery in a funeral home throws together in various combinations several otherwise unrelated mourners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNITTING by Anne Bartlett
Released: April 16, 2005

"Still, a spirited feminist take sure to find favor with women's book groups."
An Australian first-timer connects two women's lives through the ancient art of knitting, in a brief, sweetly winning tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCENT OF LOVE by Edla Van Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"It's a terrific piece of work."
A fine collection of two imaginative stories and a prizewinning title "novelette" from the Brazilian actress, cabaret singer, and little-known author of such lively other fiction as Early Mourning (1997) and A Bag of Stories (not reviewed). Read full book review >