Search Results: "Agnes Desarthe"


BOOK REVIEW

CHEZ MOI by Agnes Desarthe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2008

"Reading groups in search of spirited discussion would do well to choose this complex and satisfying tale."
An original story of midlife transformation. Read full book review >

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AGNES by Peter Stamm
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Less a fully fleshed novel than an extended meditation on the interrelationship between life and fiction."
A writer suspects the story he's writing can alter the story of his life. Read full book review >

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AGNES MARTIN by Nancy Princenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"The author's deep research and personal correspondence with the artist will be enlightening to fans of Martin and will encourage others to seek out her work."
Writing a biography of Agnes Martin (1912-2004) is a study in frustration, but former Art in America senior editor Princenthal (School of the Visual Arts; Hannah Wilke, 2010, etc.) manages to piece together a story while getting beyond her subject's well-guarded privacy.Read full book review >

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AGNES PARKER...HAPPY CAMPER? by Kathleen O’Dell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"The campfire is bright and warm when shared with Agnes and her friends. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A month at science camp become much more than studying the soil and casting animal footprints when Agnes Parker and her friend Prejean are separated into two very different cabins. Read full book review >

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WHEN AGNES CAWS by Candace Fleming
Released: March 1, 1999

"The end may fall a bit flat, but Agnes shows admirable spunk in the clutch, and children, bird lovers or not, will want to imitate her hoots and warbles. (Picture book. 6-7)"
The creators of Gabriella's Song (1997) return with another robust heroine, who is in search of the elusive pink-headed duck. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Although the social science and personal reminiscences are sometimes uneasy bedfellows, readers will learn much from this strong woman's compelling and informative story."
The life of one Crow woman and the story of her tribe are combined in this ethnographic autobiography with mixed results. Read full book review >

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AGNES AND THE HITMAN by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Lots of sugar and little substance, but a fun ride nonetheless."
Crusie and Mayer team up again (Don't Look Down, 2006) in a comic caper and raucous romance. Read full book review >

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AGNES AND CLARABELLE by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Though episodic rather than eventful, it's sure to entertain young readers transitioning to chapter books.(Fiction. 5-7)"
Griffin, Sheinmel, and Palacios introduce an earnest, quirky duo in a light series for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

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ST. AGNES' STAND by Tom Eidson
Released: April 13, 1994

"Should make mellow celluloid entertainment."
Adult western and first novel by the president and CEO of the PR firm Hill & Knowlton; film rights sold to Universal Pictures, with a screenplay by Larry McMurtry. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF MISS AGNES by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A quiet, yet satisfying account. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In 1948 the unorthodox Miss Agnes arrives to teach the children of an Athabascan Indian Village in remote Alaska. Read full book review >

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AGNES PARKER...GIRL IN PROGRESS by Kathleen O’Dell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Inspirational and realistic. (Fiction 10-13)"
Eleven-year-old Agnes is on a mission to become the kind of girl who can stick up for herself. Read full book review >