Search Results: "Tim Mohr"


BOOK REVIEW

WETLANDS by Charlotte Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Provocatively nasty but intellectually empty."
English translation of a German TV personality's sexually graphic first novel. Read full book review >

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WHY WE TOOK THE CAR by Wolfgang Herrndorf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"In his first novel translated into English, Herrndorf sits squarely and triumphantly at the intersection of literary tall tale and coming-of-age picaresque. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Social misfits hit the Autobahn. Read full book review >

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JUST CALL ME SUPERHERO by Alina Bronsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"Bronsky's warmth, humor and sharp observational eye combine to make this coming-of-age tale a rich, affecting read."
A German teen learns the importance of friendship, family and forgiveness in Bronsky's third novel (The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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WRECKED by Charlotte Roche
by Charlotte Roche, translated by Tim Mohr
Released: May 7, 2013

"For some readers, the mesmerizing if unsettling narrative might be groundbreaking and sophisticated; for others, it will simply be disturbing and TMI."
A woman examines aspects of her life—from the mundane, to the erotic, to the tragic—in graphic detail. Read full book review >

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BABA DUNJA'S LAST LOVE by Alina Bronsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"With quiet understatement, Bronsky offers us a glimpse of life in the radioactive abyss."
A quiet novel about a woman who returns home after some time away—not unusual in itself, perhaps, but it is when the home she returns to is in Chernobyl. Read full book review >

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THE HOTTEST DISHES OF THE TARTAR CUISINE by Alina Bronsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A darkly humorous novel with sharp observations about the machinations of a monstrous mother."
The fictional memoirs of Rosalinda Achmetowna, a Tartar Tiger Mother who ruins the lives of her family across several generations, and up to the end fails to realize her toxic influence. Read full book review >

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BROKEN GLASS PARK by Alina Bronsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A touching story, both tough and tender."
A lively debut novel with a cheerfully cynical narrator, first published in Germany in 2008, from Russian-born Bronsky. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1994

"Bibliography. (Autobiography. 11+)"
A too-infrequent author recalls the people and incidents that helped shape her ``private reality'' in her first 14 years. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF PRIDE by Nicholasa Mohr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1997

"Mohr (Rituals of Survival, 1985), also a children's author, attempts a feminist interpretation, but the conclusions are often more facile than persuasive."
Seven stories that focus on the lives of Hispanic women offer some intriguing possibilities, but the repetitiveness of the plots and the similarities of the characters' epiphanies lessen the impact. Read full book review >

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SIRENS by Joshua Mohr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"An entirely candid, compelling memoir of addiction and the long, fraught road of recovery."
A novelist's account of how learning to live with a susceptibility to substance abuse helped him take control of his life in middle age. Read full book review >

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ALL THIS LIFE by Joshua Mohr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"Mohr's novel builds slowly, and his empathy for the majority of his characters shines through, allowing for a genuinely felt conclusion."
A tragic event on the Golden Gate Bridge brings together a bunch of disparate people, several of whom are reeling from earlier trauma. Read full book review >