Search Results: "Tana French"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRESPASSER by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Respect is owed to French for making her interrogation scenes good enough to really spike your blood pressure, but the magic of previous installments is missing."
A sheltered young woman comes out of her cocoon—and her transformation ends with murder. Read full book review >

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BROKEN HARBOR by Tana French
Released: July 24, 2012

"The novel rewards the reader's patience: There are complications, deliberations and a riveting resolution."
A mystery that is perfectly in tune with the times, as the ravages of the recession and the reach of the Internet complicate a murder that defies easy explanation within a seemingly loving household. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PLACE by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Everyone is this meticulously crafted novel might be playing—or being played by—everyone else."
A hint of the supernatural spices the latest from a mystery master as two detectives try to probe the secrets teenage girls keep—and the lies they tell—after murder at a posh boarding school. Read full book review >

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IN THE WOODS by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2007

"When not lengthily bogged down in angst, a readable, non-formulaic police procedural with a twist. It's ultimately the confession of a damaged man."
The discovery of a body near a spooky wood forces a murder-squad detective in Ireland to confront his own horrific past, in an engrossing if melancholy debut. Read full book review >

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THE LIKENESS by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2008

"Police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story."
The discovery of her murdered doppelgänger leads a Dublin detective to insert herself into the victim's life. Read full book review >

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FAITHFUL PLACE by Tana French
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2010

"Though French (The Likeness, 2009, etc.) plies readers with dark and stormy clichés, the charming narrative will leave readers begging for a sequel."
An Irish undercover cop delves into his working-class past. Read full book review >

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COLORS EVERYWHERE by Tana Hoban
Released: May 1, 1995

"A convincing case. (Picture book. 2+)"
Hoban (Spirals, Curves, Fanshapes and Lines, 1992, etc.) wordlessly introduces children to the rich color palettes around them in an ingenious way. Read full book review >

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EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE by Tana Hoban
Released: Sept. 24, 1991

"Beautiful, elegantly composed, nourishing to eye and mind."
Again selecting an intriguing variety of subjects from city and country—and presenting both animate and inanimate objects with a delightful use of color—this fine photographer pairs uncaptioned images that explore the concept of opposites. Read full book review >

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SO MANY CIRCLES, SO MANY SQUARES by Tana Hoban
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Perhaps only city children will notice; aside from that, this is a tidy book, and one that puts across Hoban's undeviating message to look, and see. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hoban's wordless concept book of circles and squares is graced with thrilling full-color photographs but marred by a small, rude gesture in one picture. Read full book review >

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JUST LOOK by Tana Hoban
by Tana Hoban, illustrated by Tana Hoban
Released: April 1, 1996

"1988; Take Another Look, 1981) without enlarging on or varying it. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3+)"
Peep through a die-cut hole. Read full book review >

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ALL ABOUT WHERE by Tana Hoban
Released: April 26, 1991

"(Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
An innovative pictorial approach to prepositions: 15 of them are listed in the outside margins of the first and last pages here, so that they can be seen when the cropped, textless inner pages are turned, each displaying a single color photo that—in typical Hoban style—is intriguing for both subject and design and suggests several of the words: "above," "out," "through," etc. Much to consider, to learn, to discuss, and to enjoy. Read full book review >