Search Results: "Agnes Desarthe"


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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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BAD ATTITUDES by Agnes Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A kind of drawing-room comedy that isn't very funny."
Two soporific novellas offer an insider's view of working-class life in modern Scotland. Read full book review >

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SPLIT SKIRT by Agnes Rossi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"She has all the gifts and now must seek an absolutely personal voice that stamps a page as her own."
Humane fiction by a writer whose compassion runs widely and absorbs the reader. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"Fiction by a genuine and welcome talent, but one must wonder at the rush to publish so slight a collection; with her clear vision and instinct for home-truths, Rossi seems clearly capable of better and more."
Ordinary suburban people face family violence, sexual awakening, and death. Read full book review >

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SEVEN TALES OF LOVE by Agnes Irene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2011

"While these stories may not compete with Shakespeare's sonnets, readers whose hearts aren't made of stone will likely be moved by Irene's thoughtful explorations."
Irene's collection offers a look at love not just in an ethereal sense, but in how individuals perceive it and how they act when they are in love—or something close to it. Read full book review >

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POE PARK by Agnes Martinez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Moving and powerful. (Fiction. 10-12)"
During one life-changing Bronx summer, Enoch Morales's world is turned upside-down. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSEGUEST by Agnes Rossi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"A rare accomplishment."
From Granta-award finalist and acclaimed story writer Rossi (Split Skirt, 1994, etc.), a well-orchestrated second novel, consistently probing and upbeat, in which three people get their hearts' desires by willfully transcending suffering and doubt. Read full book review >

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"A charming, heartwarming tale of two people looking for a second chance at love and family."
In her debut, Irene offers a nostalgic story set in 1940, about neighbors finding love in New York City. Read full book review >

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A WORKING MOTHER by Agnes Owens
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Downbeat-sounding but, in fact, an engaging and very funny read."
Scots novelist Owens's first US appearance: a sly, hilarious tale about one woman's search for meaning. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Agnes de Mille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"A must for fans of Graham's, de Mille's, dance- -indeed, anyone wanting a clear picture of a creative era that is fast drawing to a close. (Thirty-two pp. of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Eye-opening, riveting, enlightening, uplifting—Martha Graham's life and times seen through the discerning, appreciative eye of Agnes de Mille. Read full book review >