Search Results: "Thomas Enger"


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PIERCED by Thomas Enger
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Even so, this dark and resourceful tale is a distinct improvement on Enger's murky debut (Burned, 2011)."
Norway's 123news reporter Henning Juul's continued search for the man he's convinced set the fire that killed his son, Jonas, two years ago entangles him in a web of more recent crimes. Read full book review >

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BURNED by Thomas Enger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Though it hits as many hot buttons as a Cosmopolitan quiz, Enger's debut mystery is tangled, lumpy and forgettable. The keeper here is Henning, whom the fadeout launches toward a sequel."
The latest in the endless series of claimants to Stieg Larsson's throne brings a suitably damaged investigative journalist a new case. Read full book review >

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THE SINNERS' LEAGUE by L.L. Enger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"A testosterone cocktail in which the supporting actresses get victimized and idealized and wring their hands while right-minded Mike Hammers of the Great Lakes mete out the roughest justice imaginable."
Retired from baseball to live the simple life in upstate Minnesota with his journalist bride Carol Long, Gun Pedersen (debuting in hardcover following four paperback mysteries) returns a phone call from his screenwriter friend/not-quite-lover Diane Apple and lets loose a Pandora's box of demons. Read full book review >

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UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY by Lin Enger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2008

"A large part of the diversion here involves our anticipation of what Enger will do next to echo Hamlet."
A debut novel of murder, sexual intrigue and revenge that deliberately channels Hamlet. Read full book review >

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THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Enger writes in an expansive style suitable to his sprawling subject."
Set in 1886, Enger's novel embraces not one but three journeys that involve guilt, expiation and redemption. Read full book review >

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PEACE LIKE A RIVER by Leif Enger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Handsomely written, rich with the feel and flavor of the plains—and suited mainly for those whose yearnings are in the down-home, just-folks style of the godly."
Minnesotan Enger pulls out the stops in this readable albeit religiously correct debut about a family with a father who may be touched by God and a son by the Devil. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SO BRAVE, YOUNG, AND HANDSOME by Leif Enger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Though Becket laments that he 'can't write a(nother) book that anyone will want to read,' Enger has."
A belated follow-up to a popular debut finds the Midwestern novelist in fine storytelling form, as he spins a picaresque tale of redemption and renewal amid the fading glories of the Old West. Read full book review >

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WASH-A-BYE BEAR by Thomas Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Muck and mess make good, clean fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A paean to filthy, sticky, beloved stuffed animals everywhere. Read full book review >

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THE EASTER BUNNY'S ASSISTANT by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An amusing approach to a popular springtime craft, presented with a spray of not-so-subtle humor. (Picture book. 4-10)"
This super-simple story with bold, cartoon-style illustrations features just two characters, the Easter Bunny and a skunk, and one joke: The overly enthusiastic skunk can't control his excitement, leading repeatedly to unpleasantly odiferous results. Read full book review >

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BIG SCARY MONSTER by Thomas Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Best read to younger, less-questioning, more-elastic minds; older audiences will wonder just what gives with the odd shift in perspective. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Big Scary Monster, a square of blue hair with large hands and googly eyes, lives on a mountaintop. Read full book review >