Search Results: "Therese Bohman"


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THE OTHER WOMAN by Therese Bohman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Philosophical, passionate, and pensive—a novel that explores the psychology of both intimacy and lust."
A woman with an almost Dostoevskian loneliness becomes the other woman in this novel of class and passion. Read full book review >

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DROWNED by Therese Bohman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"A slim novel with a taut narrative line and a sense of impending disaster."
A tale of identity and tense personal relationships, one that as a film property would have appealed to Hitchcock or de Palma. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2016

"Useful, practical strategies based on informed analysis."
Insightful advice for women about decisiveness, confidence, and tackling gender bias. Read full book review >

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A GIFT OF THE EMPEROR by Therese Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"War crimes against women are memorably described here, but, sadly, by characters that seem more like one-dimensional witnesses than vibrantly complex fictional creations."
Newcomer Park offers a graphic but stilted addition to the growing fiction (Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman, p. 161; Paul West's The Tent of Orange Mist, 1995, etc.) about Japanese exploitation of thousands of Asian women during WW II. Read full book review >

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THE MOON SISTERS by Therese Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"An uneven mix of magic and sorrow, from a promising writer."
This second novel by Walsh (The Last Will of Moira Leahy, 2010) centers on two sisters—one with synesthesia and one with a pragmatic outlook—as they recover from the suicide of their mother. Read full book review >

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THE NORTHERN WIND by Therese Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2012

"An espionage adventure that focuses more on its protagonist's emotions and concerns than on James Bond-style aspirations."
In the 1960s, a teenage girl is caught between North and South Korea when she agrees to be a spy for Seoul and go behind enemy lines in Park's (When a Rooster Crows at Night, 2004, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

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THE LAST WILL OF MOIRA LEAHY by Therese Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Most alive when it focuses on the supposedly mousy twin."
First-time novelist Walsh uneasily combines a romantic adventure about a missing dagger with the psychological story of an adolescent sibling rivalry. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 20, 2011

"Smith's richly imagined characters breathe life into this look at female friendship in a time of limited social opportunity for women, as well as the enduring power of friendship to transcend almost any challenge."
A combination coming-of-age story and mystery, following Matilda "Tilly" Bettencourt as she struggles against traditional expectations of women in the 1940s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A testament to the human spirit of perseverance in the face of danger and dislocation."
A depiction of the horrors of the second world war, as told largely through van Houten's parents' love letters and diary entries. Read full book review >

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Z by Therese Anne Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book."
The Jazz Age revisited through the tumultuous and harrowing life of Zelda. Read full book review >

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THE LONG WAY by Michael Corbin Ray
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2013

"A fine historical fantasy tale featuring a memorable, tenacious protagonist."
In Ray and Vannier's debut fantasy novel, a young girl flees the hardships of 19th-century China for America, chased by a cruel Englishman who seeks to obtain a dragon. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND’S PERFECT PRESENT by Therese On Louie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A story with bibliotherapeutic possibilities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An Honor book in the publisher's New Voices Award competition, this is a sweet, if somewhat sentimental, look at a boy trying to cope with his mother's serious illness. Read full book review >