Search Results: "Amélie Sarn"


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I LOVE I HATE I MISS MY SISTER by Amélie Sarn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Quiet yet thought-provoking. (glossary, author's note) (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen grapples with both her own identity and the role identity played in her sister's death in this French import. Read full book review >

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WE JUST HAD A BABY by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Ultimately, there's nothing particularly new about this new baby book, and other, better choices on the theme abound. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new older sibling introduces baby sister to readers. Read full book review >

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PÉTRONILLE by Amélie Nothomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"It's puzzling what Nothomb's purpose was with this novel, but it feels like such a hasty job that one isn't tempted to spend much time figuring it out."
In the tradition of novels about intense, artistic female friendships, Nothomb's light-hearted latest features flamboyant characters and copious drinking of champagne. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER NEXT DOOR by Amélie Nothomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"This isn't the first time that the veneer of civilization has been stripped away to show monstrous urges beneath, but the tables turn here in a particularly eerie, chilling manner, in a combination of psychological astuteness and considerable craftsmanship."
Country life and neighborliness are fat targets in this savage little story, the US debut for young Brussels-based Nothomb, whose previous five novels have won acclaim in France. êmile Hazel, retired high-school classics teacher, relocates to the south of France with his wife Juliette, to what is for them a dream house, isolated and picturesque, and thus in every way the antithesis of their former city lives. Read full book review >

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HYGIENE AND THE ASSASSIN by Amélie Nothomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"It's good to know that after this bold but flawed debut, Nothomb has gone on to a fine career."
Resourceful journalist uncovers author's shocking secret in this Absurdist first novel that's almost all dialogue. Read full book review >

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TOKYO FIANCÉE by Amélie Nothomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Nothomb succeeds in giving us an alternative but still charming vision of romantic love."
In Tokyo, a French teacher studying Japanese meets a Japanese man studying French, a relationship that at first delights them both but ultimately ends in separation. 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 CHARACTER OF RAIN by Amélie Nothomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Perhaps the best yet from one of Europe's finest younger writers."
The ninth novel from the prolific French author of such first-rate books as Fear and Trembling (2001) and The Stranger Next Door (1998) is autobiographical fiction with a difference. Read full book review >