Search Results: "Sara Blaedel"


BOOK REVIEW

FAREWELL TO FREEDOM by Sara Blaedel
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Fans of the genre will not find this stripped-down, by-the-numbers plot and its shallow characters very mesmerizing."
A low-voltage police thriller with predictable twists and turns riffs off the current rage for Scandinavian-based noir crime fiction. Read full book review >

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ONLY ONE LIFE by Sara Blaedel
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Conventionally shaped and a bit slow-moving, but distinguished from the increasingly crowded pack of Scandinavian imports by its open-mindedness in handling sensitive material and its respect for the dignity of every single character and viewpoint."
What looks depressingly like the honor killing of a young Jordanian immigrant takes Louise Rick from the Copenhagen Police Department to a special assignment in the town of Holbæk. Read full book review >

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CALL ME PRINCESS by Sara Blaedel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2011

"Middling detection, salty but occasionally clumsy English prose (no translator is credited). What makes this latest Scandinavian import special is Baedel's success in evoking her women's nagging fears about unfamiliar men, unfaithful lovers and bullying mothers."
Assistant Detective Louise Rick's second case, and the first to be published in the U.S., pits her and the Copenhagen Police Department against a particularly nasty serial rapist. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS by Sara Blaedel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"This first installment of a new trilogy for Louise and the Special Search Staff is perhaps the most tightly knit of Blaedel's grim procedurals."
Taking charge of Copenhagen's Special Search Agency, detective Louise Rick (Farewell to Freedom, 2012, etc.) catches the case of a young woman who's been found dead more than 30 years after her death certificate was issued.Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCKS by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Young readers will enjoy looking at the book and spinning the face, either independently or with their adult readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A transportation book for the youngest ones. Read full book review >

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MY MAP BOOK by Sara Fanelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"For the artistically intrepid, it's a trip worth taking. (Picture book. 5-8.)"
Fanelli's first book uses a map analogy to explore the varied facets of a child's life. Read full book review >

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HOW TO GROW A FRIEND by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"The slightly didactic message of tolerance and inclusiveness is made palatable by the gardening analogy, and this book will encourage young friendships to bloom. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This attractive picture book for the very young from accomplished illustrator and debut author Gillingham explores a thoughtful analogy between gardening and friendship. Read full book review >

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VERDURAS / VEGETABLES by Sara Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"As a simple Spanish vocabulary builder, this book, along with its companion, Frutas/Fruit, is serviceable, but as a rollicking read-aloud, it pales by comparison with its original. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A bright celebration of vegetables in Spanish and English for the youngest readers. Read full book review >

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SNUGGLE THE BABY by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"An intriguing concept, but toddlers and preschoolers will need to be closely supervised if it's to last beyond a single reading. (Board book. 2-4)"
This interactive offering invites little ones to practice taking care of babies, playing with them, feeding them and putting them to bed. Read full book review >

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APPLES & ORANGES by Sara Pinto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Children who have tackled serious concept books will get an enormous kick out of this sly gem, letting their imaginations run wild with the creative possibilities inherent in tomfoolery. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"How are an apple and an orange alike?" asks this genially goofy offering. Read full book review >