Search Results: "Adriana Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA by Valérie Zenatti
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"The overall effect is one of a haunting relationship that will help teens understand both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Fiction. YA)"
When a bomb explodes at a nearby café on the evening of the tenth anniversary of a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians, Tal, a 17-year-old Israeli girl, decides to reach out to a Palestinian neighbor. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER & ALESTRIA by Shan Sa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"The power of the author's previous historical fiction came largely from a meticulous sense of historical detail missing in this artifice, which never comes to mythological or fictional life."
Beijing-born novelist and painter Shan Sa (Empress, 2006, etc.) imagines the life of Alexander the Great in terms of his impassioned love affair with an Amazon warrior queen. Read full book review >

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THE SEXUAL LIFE OF CATHERINE M. by Catherine Millet
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A bold, intelligent, pioneering tour de force."
The graceful, thoughtful, oddly charming, and profoundly pornographic account of a French intellectual's life of extreme sexuality. Read full book review >

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THE PEN AND THE BRUSH by Anka Muhlstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An enlightening exploration of the symbiotic relationship between art and literature."
How hundreds of stolen paintings affected 19th-century French writers. Read full book review >

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FEAR AND TREMBLING by Amélie Nothomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"It ought to be even more fun as a movie."
A young Western woman's experience of culture shock and psychological panic take frantic comic form in this highly entertaining, if rather slight, prizewinning eighth novel (first published in 1999 in France) from the popular author of The Stranger Next Door (1998). Read full book review >

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THE TRAVELS OF DANIEL ASCHER by Déborah Lévy-Bertherat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Despite occasionally heavy subject matter, it's a lightweight intellectual exercise."
Lévy-Bertherat's debut novel is a story about storytelling—both historical and personal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELÉCTRICO W by Hervé Le Tellier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Delicate handling of deep themes—loss, missed connections, meaninglessness—gives the novel an emotional charge greater than its low-key particulars and pacing."
A French journalist and a Portuguese photographer find they have some uncomfortable things in common in this latest from Le Tellier (Enough About Love, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE RED COLLAR by Jean-Christophe Rufin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"Rufin's novel is meticulous and orderly in its depictions of basically sympathetic characters trying to understand one another and find a common ground."
A heroic veteran of World War I faces trial for a mysterious offense. Read full book review >

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TWO SMALL FOOTPRINTS IN THE WET SAND by Anne-Dauphine Julliand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"Unflinching and inspirational, a parent's powerful tale of finding love and understanding beyond the senses."
A mother depicts her family's epic battle against nearly insurmountable genetic odds. Read full book review >

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HITLER, MY NEIGHBOR by Edgar  Feuchtwanger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"An intimate look at the horror wrought by Hitler."
The story of a Jewish family who watched in fear as a new neighbor rose to power. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD by Maude  Julien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"A startling testament of survival."
A disturbing, engrossing memoir of a bizarre, highly abusive childhood. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE by Geneviève Jurgensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Jurgensen's is a powerful voice for the unbearable sadness caused by death and the courage and love it takes to live with both the pain of loss and the cherished memories."
A French mother's lyrical and haunting memoir of the deaths of her two young daughters and how she has coped with this terrible loss. Read full book review >