Search Results: "Tara Chace"


BOOK REVIEW

MARKUS AND THE GIRLS by Klaus Hagerup
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"While the foreign titles and authors mentioned will be unfamiliar to most readers, Chace's otherwise seamless translation aptly conveys the typical angst of young teenage boys and leaves readers cheering for Markus and the next girl of his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this entertaining Norwegian import and follow-up to Markus and Diana (2006), the short, anxious and potentially obsessive-compulsive Markus Simonsen, 13, finds himself only two months into his first year of junior high and in love for the 15th time. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE MURDER by Lene Kaaberbøl
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"More grisly but more routine than Kaaberbøl and Friis' striking debut, and just as sordid in its revelations about Denmark today and tomorrow."
Denmark's normal cycle of stealing, smuggling, forced prostitution and unauthorized aid to minority populations is disrupted by the exhumation of a truly malign object. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"For sophisticated readers who enjoy alternative writing forms and a good turn of phrase over a complete story line. (Fiction. YA)"
Short, spare prose passages from debut author Ardelius relate the passionate, first-love story of Swedish teens Morris and Betty. Read full book review >

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YOU & YOU & YOU by Per Nilsson
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2005

"Provocative but distant. (Fiction. YA)"
Odd, almost morbid piece about several characters moving through life in a Swedish city. Read full book review >

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ALL IN by Simona Ahrnstedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"The stakes are high and the heels are higher—a stylish tale of corruption, revenge, and hard-won love."
In this English translation of a Swedish bestseller, a venture capitalist plans a hostile takeover of his enemy's business but dreams of a merger with the patriarch's daughter. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER by Jo Nesbø
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Lowery's childlike line drawings are too sparse to have a noticeable effect on this rib-tickling tale. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this well-knit crossover debut for young audiences, a popular Norwegian author crafts an airy farce from elements both familiar and offbeat—from new friends with wildly disparate personalities afflicted by big but really stupid bullies (with a father to match) to an eccentric inventor and encounters with a giant anaconda in the sewers of Oslo. Read full book review >

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THE CAMPING TRIP by Sven Nordqvist
by Sven Nordqvist, illustrated by Sven Nordqvist, translated by Tara Chace
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This stand-alone title in a series is sure to win hearts and minds, even as its characters come near to losing the latter. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Perils and perturbations await two friends hoping for a peaceful camping experience in the mountains. Read full book review >

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INTIMACY by Susan Chace
Released: Jan. 23, 1989

A short and episodic first novel that makes an effort to cut close to the bone in exploring its subject (a woman's life from troubled childhood on) but that dissipates into a familiar, pert trendiness halfway through the course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Of interest mostly to those concerned about the health of American higher education, but Chace's quiet, modest voice is intelligent and appealing."
A guided tour of academe, from the author's years as a student at Haverford in the 1950s through his recent retirement as president of Emory University. Read full book review >

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172 HOURS ON THE MOON by Johan Harstad
Released: April 17, 2012

"Interesting and original. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Three teenagers join an expedition to the Moon in 2019 and find horror there. Read full book review >

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YOU WILL LEARN TO LOVE ME by Susan Chace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Like an extended phone call with a witty—if depressed—friend who never knows when to hang up."
Once again, Chace (Intimacy, 1989) creates an icy and impressive voice, but too often her elliptical acrobatics serve as an end unto themselves rather than advancing the plot. Read full book review >

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TIMEKEEPER by Tara Sim
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The numerous mysteries left unsolved point to potential sequels; here's hoping that their craftsmanship lives up to the concept. (Steampunk. 14-18)"
"Two o'clock was missing." Read full book review >