Search Results: "Tania Unsworth"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ONE SAFE PLACE by Tania Unsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"A standout in the genre's crowded landscape. (Dystopian thriller. 10-16)"
A group of orphans uncovers a sinister plot in this chilling and engrossing tale filled with detailed, sharply drawn characters. Read full book review >

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BRIGHTWOOD by Tania Unsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Subtle and thought-provoking, the novel is entertaining and heartfelt as well as a gentle introduction to the world of mental illness. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An intriguing mix of fantasy, mystery, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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STARRING SHAPES! by Tania Howells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not for beginners, but older children may use this as a springboard for their own shape hunts. (Math picture book. 4-7) "
Howells give familiar shapes both personalities and back stories in her authorial debut. Read full book review >

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SOCKS! by Tania Sohn
by Tania Sohn, illustrated by Tania Sohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A concept book that falls short. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl just loves her many-colored socks. Read full book review >

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THE HIDE by Barry Unsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Ranging from scenes of farce to scenes of chilling cruelty, what emerges is a superbly nuanced view of human frailty beset by evil and adversity—a strong addition to the Unsworth oeuvre already available here."
An earlier work by Booker-winning Unsworth (Savage Hunger, 1992; Morality Play, 1995, etc.), now making its first appearance in the US: a brooding, quietly savage little tale of eccentricity, manipulation, and malevolence on an English country estate. Read full book review >

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SACRED HUNGER by Barry Unsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1992

"Intense in its elaboration of two vastly different visions of destiny and cause-and-effect, more steeped in history than Charles Johnson's Middle Passage: a riveting, outstanding addition to an already impressive oeuvre."
A masterful, thoroughly engrossing tale from acclaimed historical novelist Unsworth (Pascali's Island, 1980; Stone Virgin, 1986)—about the British slave trade in the mid-18th century and a shipboard mutiny from which arose a community based on racial equality. Read full book review >

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THE PARTNERSHIP by Barry Unsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Rich with lush language, but perilously lacking plot or tension."
A first US appearance for this 1966 debut novel by Booker Prize-winning Unsworth (Sacred Hunger, 1992), notable primarily for what it promises. Read full book review >

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THE CREEPER by Tania Carver
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Carver doesn't stint on the fun-house shocks and shivers, and gourmands of violence, physical and psychological, will have a field day. But there's so much straining to get in your face, so many chapters from the Creeper's point of view, and such a pat motive for all the mayhem, that the nasty thrills never upstage the dysfunctional relationships within the Colchester constabulary."
A sadistic killer targets the few young women of Colchester to have survived Carver's blistering debut (The Surrogate, 2011). Read full book review >

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MEMOIR OF AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN by Tania Grossinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2013

"Honest but undistinguished."
A former New York publicist's memoir, written as an "open letter" to an imaginary daughter, about the circumstances and personal choices that caused her to remain childless. Read full book review >

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THE SURROGATE by Tania Carver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2011

"A good premise that's long on promise, but the choppy writing, dominated by melodramatic one-liners, and stilted repetition of phrases (no one simply drinks anything, instead they take mouthfuls of their drinks) prove more distracting than thrilling."
Carver's debut novel, a thriller with a decidedly British flair, isn't for the squeamish or easily frightened. Read full book review >

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AFTER HANNIBAL by Barry Unsworth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1997

"But the exquisitely evoked Umbrian landscape that serves as backdrop for these petty squabbles and personal dramas is the real draw here."
Following his grim, medieval Morality Play (1995) with a more delicate modern work, Unsworth makes the most both of his Booker Prizewinning talents and the Italian countryside he now calls home to offer an homage to Umbria and a skewering of the motley multinational crew who've taken up residence there. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES EVERYBODY! by Tim Unsworth
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1993

"Engaging, but of interest and appeal mainly to disaffected Catholics."
Well-told if slanted journalistic account of Catholicism, by a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter. Read full book review >