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  • Hour of the Wolfby Hakan Nesser; Laurie Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 25.95 US$ 19.50

    A boy in a dark duffel coat. Lying in the ditch. Contorted at impossible angles, with his back pressed up against a concrete culvert and his face staring straight at him. As if he were trying to make some kind of contact. As if he wanted to tell him something.   In the middle of a damp, dark night, a young man is struck by a car after leaving... more...

  • Quicksandby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    Random House 2016; US$ 30.38

    In January 2014 I was informed that I had cancer. However, Quicksand is not a book about death and destruction, but about what it means to be human. I have undertaken a journey from my childhood to the man I am today, writing about the key events in my life, and about the people who have given me new perspectives. About men and women I have never... more...

  • Be a Changemakerby Laurie Ann Thompson; Bill Drayton

    Simon Pulse/Beyond Words 2014; US$ 12.99

    Empower yourself in today?s highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools, communities, and beyond. At age eleven, Jessica Markowitz learned that girls in Rwanda are often not allowed to attend school, and Richards... more...

  • A Bridge to the Starsby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    Andersen Press Ltd 2009; US$ 11.18

    12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river he starts a secret society and has adventures. But one night he discovers that his father's bed is also empty and will have to come terms... more...

  • The Dogs of Rigaby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    The New Press 2003; US$ 26.95

    February, 1991. A life raft washes ashore in Skåne carrying two dead men in expensive suits, shot gangland-style. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team determine that the men were Eastern European criminals. But what appears in Sweden to be an open-and-shut case soon plunges Wallander into an alien world of police surveillance, thinly veiled threats,... more...

  • Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboahby Laurie Ann Thompson; Sean Qualls

    Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story?which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey?is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people?but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two... more...

  • The Inspector and Silenceby Hakan Nesser; Laurie Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    It?s a sweltering summer in Sweden and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is long overdue for a holiday when a secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation. One of its members, a girl on the cusp of adolescence, is found dead in the forest near their holiday camp, brutally raped and strangled; the discovery of her body has been phoned... more...

  • Island of the Doomedby Stig Dagerman; Laurie Thompson

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 19.00

    A haunting masterpiece of Scandinavian literature?now published for the first time in the United States more...

  • The Journey to the End of the Worldby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    Andersen Press Ltd 2011; US$ 11.18

    Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in Northern Sweden. But first he must face up to the past and meet his mother who ran off when he was little. After such a long time how will Joel and his dad cope with such a reunion and will Joel ever sail the seas as he dreams. . . ? more...

  • My Dog Is the Bestby Laurie Ann Thompson; Paul Schmid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 18.99

    What do you get when you combine one energetic, enthusiastic little boy with his sleepy but tolerant dog? Unconditional love. Using simple words and spare illustrations, My Dog Is the Best celebrates the special bond that exists between a young child and a beloved family pet. It's the heartwarming story of two best friends. . . told by a boy with... more...