Search Results: "Alina Simone"


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SIMONE by Eduardo Lalo
by Eduardo Lalo, translated by David Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Like the song says, you can't always get what you want."
Ah, love: if it didn't end badly, it wouldn't end at all, especially for two star-crossed lovers in modern-day Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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MADONNALAND by Alina Simone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"As Simone confesses, 'the further I drifted from any kind of central narrative,' the less this brief book has much of anything to do with Madonna."
A short book about trying, and failing, to find something new to write about Madonna. Read full book review >

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NOTE TO SELF by Alina Simone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Witty, wicked and occasionally too clever. If Simone writes songs half as well as she writes fiction, expect her to become a household name."
Unemployed woman meets man on the Internet in this forceful, scabrous satire-cum-morality tale. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST GO AND WIN by Alina Simone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2011

"Sure to prove popular with 20-something hipsters, just as her music seems poised for wider exposure."
Wry memoir from an Eastern European indie-rock sensation. Read full book review >

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SIMONE WEIL by Francine du Plessix Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2001

"A superbly nuanced portrait of a tortured character."
A lucid portrait of the enigmatic French writer and mystic. Read full book review >

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SIMONE SIGNORET by Catherine David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 1993

"Far, far less fulfilling than Signoret's own Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be (1972) or Montand's You See, I Haven't Forgotten (1992). (Twenty-two b&w photos—not seen)"
Bittersweet rise and decline of the great French movie star Simone Signoret (1921-85), by a writer for Paris's Nouvel Observateur. Read full book review >

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SIMONE AND THE NIGHT'S MONSTERS by Graziano Vitale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2011

"Well-worn premise, appealingly illustrated—but a nonstarter as an app. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A miserly set of badly designed interactive effects sinks this tale of an intrepid lad doing nightly battle with a green monster, a giant spider and other bedtime foes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Still, Waldron's painful honesty and absorbing insights make this book valuable reading."
A penetrating first-person account of a mother-daughter reunion, by freelance writer and editor Waldron. Read full book review >

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SIMONE: THE BEST MONSTER EVER! by Rémy Simard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Knee-slappers galore for fans of alimentary and other mildly transgressive gags. (Graphic fantasy. 6-8)"
She's blonde, she's pink, she's human—and so, as the "monster" living in sluglike Morris' closet, she's terrifying. Read full book review >

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THE DAY NINA SIMONE STOPPED SINGING by Darina Al-Joundi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"A pitiless, steely narrative, alternately heartbreaking and compelling."
The story of one woman's reckless and liberated adolescence in the brutal atmosphere of 1970s and '80s Beirut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

A provocative dual biography that sets out to recast Simone de Beauvoir as the ``true philosopher'' in her legendary relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre; by the Fullbrooks (she: Literary Studies/Univ. of the West of England; he: a freelance writer). Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 1995

"The Butcher,'' the second, decidedly unerotic novella seems like a case of false advertising."
Two novellas—one torrid, the other patently inane—mark the American debut of a bestselling French sensation. Read full book review >