Search Results: "Wolf Haas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BONE MAN by Wolf Haas
Released: April 2, 2013

"Appealing as Brenner is, the most original figure here is the narrator, who hovers above the action with matter-of-fact detachment, ever alert for moments when he can swoop down and set you straight about what's going on or change the subject entirely."
Too many bones in the grinder make for a weird, wild second case for Austrian cop-turned-private eye Simon Brenner (Brenner and God, 2009). Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION by Wolf Haas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Add a narrator whose rapid-fire monologue piles additional layers of digression atop Brenner's own circumlocutions, and you have the shaggiest detective currently working the field."
A pair of Americans dead on a ski lift provides the case that launched Austrian detective Simon Brenner (The Bone Man, 2013) into his wobbly orbit. Read full book review >

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BESS AND BELLA by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sweetly soft watercolor and pastel images—a full page facing text, a small ornament as header or footer—cheerfully delineate bird, doll, dogs, mice, plaids and patterns, florals and tea things. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bess is playing outside with her doll when out of the snowy sky falls Bella, a little bird with a lot of suitcases. Read full book review >

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A HORSE LIKE BARNEY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Haas lets Sarah balance heart, mind, and her own good sense in admirable fashion before engineering a wholly satisfying (if not unexpected) conclusion. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In Keeping Barney (1982), Sarah, 13, cared for the bright, feisty horse while his owner, Missie, was at college. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK MEN by Derek Haas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Intricate and fascinating. Heartless Columbus offers cold comfort on dark nights."
Haas (The Silver Bear, 2008, etc.) brings his cold, canny professional hit man back in this cold, canny thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACK OF THE HOUSE by Scott Haas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"While the militaristic minutiae of restaurant life and its psychological pressures might otherwise make for a gripping study, its presentation here is cluttered and clinical."
A psychologist and food writer takes a close look at what motivates and defines one of today's most celebrated chefs. Read full book review >

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Bouncing Forward by Michaela Haas
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An often masterful hybrid of self-help and firsthand history."
Haas (Dakini Power, 2013) offers a combination of science reportage, memoir, and advice on the subject of trauma.Read full book review >

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Searching for Nada by Jeff Haas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A handful of satisfying stories and a few too many that seem like writing exercises."
A collection of amusing stories that will pique the imagination. Read full book review >

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BEWARE THE MARE by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen, but the jacket painting by Lindsay Barrett George is unusually appealing. (Fiction. 6-12)"
The mare Gramp brings home seems perfect in every way; neither Lily, an experienced rider who has outgrown her pony, nor Gramp himself, a knowledgeable horse trader when he's not at work at his job on the town roads, can find anything the matter with her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"The journal's most charming aspects, however, are the artful sketches and watercolor paintings—and the endearingly childlike sense of wonder reflected throughout. (author's note, birding resources) (Poetry/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Longtime bird enthusiast Wolf observes, sketches, paints and writes poems about the robins, juncos, wrens and cardinals that venture near her Illinois home. Read full book review >