Books by Barbara Bray

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"Amusing anecdotes and exotic backdrops keep readers engaged, but they do little to aid in understanding the complex society in which Ibn Saud lived."
An entertainingly exhaustive, though imperfect, biography of an inscrutable monarch. Read full book review >
IN OUR STRANGE GARDENS by Michel Quint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A very, very light story with a certain true but also very, very light charm."
A tiny slip of a tale—hardly more than a longish short story (the first 80 pages are in English, the remainder in French)—about an incident during the French Resistance in WWII. It's said to be based on an experience of the author's father. Read full book review >
GARDENER TO THE KING by Frédéric Richaud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"One might in fact say that Gardener to the King is the novel Jerzy Kosinski tried—and failed—to write in his leaden Being There. It's a beautiful piece of work."
The "greening," one might say, of its stoical (eponymous) protagonist is the gradually flowering theme of this eloquent récit by a young French writer. Read full book review >