Search Results: "Tommy Wieringa"


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LITTLE CAESAR by Tommy Wieringa
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"This haunting book doesn't try to sort out Ludwig's internal life, it just places the reader in the middle."
The poet Philip Larkin's famous observation that your mom and dad really mess you up is aptly illustrated in this offbeat, atmospheric novel by Dutch author Wieringa (Joe Speedboat, 2010, etc.). Though the narrative takes awhile to reveal itself, the book is ultimately about the psychological damage inflicted on Ludwig Unger, a gifted young pianist, by his absent father and manipulative yet seductive mother, Marthe. Read full book review >

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THESE ARE THE NAMES by Tommy Wieringa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A magnum opus from a leading young writer takes on the meaning of exile, identity, faith, and the limits of endurance."
While one man struggles with his origins, a ragged group of wanderers walks across the steppe. Read full book review >

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WHAT I CAME TO TELL YOU by Tommy Hays
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Readers will be quickly and surely drawn in by quirky siblings Grover and Sudie, rooting for them to find a measure of peace and happiness in the wake of tragedy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two lovable, grief-stricken children try to find their footing after their mother's death in a senseless accident. Read full book review >

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My Journey Within by Tommy Dickerson

"A mixed bag of practical self-help tips and essays on all that's wrong with the world."
A treatise on the virtue of marching to the beat of one's own drummer. Read full book review >

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IN THE FAMILY WAY by Tommy Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Oprah will want to check out Tommy Hays."
The influences of Harper Lee and Anne Tyler are strongly present in this winning, if borderline-sentimental, second novel by the author of the wistful Sam's Crossing (1993). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2002

"A pungent, woebegone tale of emotionally crippling loneliness."
Walker unspools in detail the dark psychological results of excruciating inhibition and loneliness. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 2012

"All aboard this lighthearted, old-fashioned whodunit."
An overnight train ride sets the stage for Davey's debut children's mystery. Read full book review >

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THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE by Tommy Wallach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An absorbing coming-of-age narrative about the power of connection. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A high school senior who hasn't spoken in five years meets a mysterious girl who claims to be a lot older than possible. Read full book review >

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STRANGE FIRE  by Tommy Wallach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A provocative novel of a society riven by subterfuge and zealotry. (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
Religion and science clash in a post-apocalyptic adventure. Read full book review >

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FOOTNOTES by Tommy Tune
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

A breezy, episodic series of autobiographical vignettes and musings on life by the Tony-winning dancer/choreographer/director. Read full book review >

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KATIE FRIEDMAN GIVES UP TEXTING! (AND LIVES TO TELL ABOUT IT.) by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"With wit and perception, Greenwald reminds readers that there is communication beyond their electronics. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A texting gaffe leads to tumult for middle schooler Katie. Read full book review >