Search Results: "Tamara M. Soban"


BOOK REVIEW

LAW OF DESIRE by Andrej Blatnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Taut storytelling, if sometimes a bit too high-strung."
A clutch of brusque, seriocomic and sometimes forbidding tales about lust, loss and betrayal by the Slovenian author (You Do Understand, 2010). Read full book review >

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YOU DO UNDERSTAND by Andrej Blatnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Charmingly taut fiction that occasionally cries out for broader canvases."
Fifty ultra-brief stories by the Slovenian writer that revel in absurdity and pointed ironies. This is his second collection (Skinswaps, 1998) translated into English. Read full book review >

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THE SHIPWRECKED SAILOR by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Budding Egyptologists as well as lovers of well-told, multi-layered folktales will treasure this outstanding debut. (bibliography, map) (Picture book/folktale. 7-11)"
For all its brevity, this sailor's yarn, possibly 4,000 years old, positively vibrates with wonder, danger, joy, and deeper meaning. Read full book review >

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HOW THE AMAZON QUEEN FOUGHT THE PRINCE OF EGYPT by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A rare tale, as enjoyable for its authoritative, scholarly appurtenances as for its vivid retelling. (bibliography) (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
As in her Shipwrecked Sailor (2000), Bower gives a little-known ancient tale fresh life without robbing it of its distinctive cultural milieu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDFLOWERS by Tamara McKinley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2002

"Narrative sweep and an evocative sense of place keep this from sinking under the weight of its contrivances. The Australian-born McKinley (Matilda's Last Waltz, not reviewed) is no Colleen McCullough, but this is fine even so."
Stouthearted men and plucky young women take on the Australian outback. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE A MAN by Tamara Linse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"A slim volume packed with rugged tales and smart, brawny characters."
Short storieson ranching and relationships. Read full book review >

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EARTH'S IMAGINED CORNERS by Tamara Linse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2015

"An overly expository but moving tale of love and marriage."
A young couple tries to make their marriage work under the trying circumstances of the American West during the1880s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

365 Happy Hours by Tamara Whitacre
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"Cheers to this bevy of spirited recipes brimming with history, which will keep cocktail fans cheerfully buzzed all year long."
A creative recipe collection featuring 365 days' worth of history-themed cocktails. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Propelled by a rich narrative, this is one of many books that would have proven helpful to American leaders before they decided to invade Iraq."
A pleasantly informative memoir of an Iraqi family from the twilight of the Ottoman Empire before World War I to Baghdad today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER INDISCRETIONS by Tamara Mataya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A vacation in itself, this summer-fling fantasy is more romantic, more fun, and even hotter than the real thing."
A young professional falls in love with her brother's best friend—and discovers her wild side—when she books a vacation using a house-swapping app. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kinship by Tamara Neal
Released: March 8, 2013

"A picture book with a valuable message of acceptance, unevenly executed."
A picture book that emphasizes love and diversity while introducing children to different types of family relationships. Read full book review >