Search Results: "Truus Matti"


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MISTER ORANGE by Truus Matti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"A poignant story of art, growth and loss. (further reading, websites, list of museums) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A young boy discovers the power of art during wartime in Matti's second novel (Departure Time, 2010). Read full book review >

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DEPARTURE TIME by Truus Matti
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Initially perplexing and surreal, the narrative's juxtaposition of fantasy and reality eventually blends beautifully in the convincing conclusion. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
In this debut novel, two seemingly unrelated stories merge into a poignant journey from anger to acceptance. Read full book review >

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MATTI LIVES IN FINLAND by Astrid Lindgren
Released: May 1, 1969

"But all have a sweet innocence that's rare nowadays."
Since Elle Kari, in 1952, these photostories have changed very little; while other series quite deliberately devolve on local customs, schooling, means of livelihood and the like, this remains casual, personal, a little sentimental. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2012

"Through the Levantine haze and a millennium of safekeeping, a carefully paced narrative of purloined Judaica."
A unique 1,000-year-old book is the pursued object of this scriptural detective story. Read full book review >

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PUMPKINFLOWERS by Matti Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A haunting yet wry tale of young people at war, cursed by political forces beyond their control, that can stand alongside the best narrative nonfiction coming out of Afghanistan and Iraq."
Powerful account of youthful Israelis maturing, fighting, and dying at a forgotten Lebanon outpost. Read full book review >

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Soaring: Living Empowered and Joyful by Matti Dobbs
Released: May 15, 2015

"Timeless staples of spiritual practice enlivened and elevated by a buoyant approach."
Dobbs, a therapist and life coach, offers a road map to a blissful life in her debut self-help book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 1992

"Admirable passion, then, but screwy logic."
Scathing attack on American Jews by the former editor-in-chief of Globes, Israel's leading business newspaper. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SNOW by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"Irresistible: Save this one for a wintry night by the fireside."
Another engrossing literary thriller from the eminent Swedish novelist whose books in English translation (Witches' Rings, p. 1549, etc.) seem to be the most warmly welcomed Scandinavian fiction since Peter Heg's Smilla's Sense of Snow. Read full book review >

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BIG LEAGUE DREAMS by Allen Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"First-rate fiction: reminiscent as noted of such precursors as Sholom Aleichem, but possessed of distinctive individual strengths and firmly rooted in its characters' strange new land and even stranger adventures."
Like its predecessor, Small Worlds (1996), Hoffman's second in a series limns an affectionate and affecting portrayal of Polish Jews resettled in 20th-century America. Read full book review >