Search Results: "André Aciman"


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HARVARD SQUARE by André Aciman
Released: April 8, 2013

"A rather modest addition to immigrant experience literature."
Two immigrant outsiders hang out in cafes near Harvard. One vents, the other listens, in this third novel from the Egyptian-born Aciman (Eight White Nights, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"These essays sing with bracing clarity."
From the acclaimed Egyptian-born author, gorgeous musings on longing and memory fueled by travel. Read full book review >

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ENIGMA VARIATIONS by André Aciman
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An eminently adult look at desire and attachment, with all the usual regrets and then some—but also with the knowledge that such regret 'is easy enough to live down.'"
Love among the ruins—and with Ethan Frome, tennis, martinis, and Starbucks on the set as well. Read full book review >

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STATES OF EMERGENCY by André Brink
Released: May 17, 1989

Philip Malan is a South African professor who finds himself in over his head with a young graduate assistant, Melissa. Read full book review >

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AN ACT OF TERROR by André Brink
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Disappointing."
A pretentious megabook with mega themes from South African novelist Brink, already somewhat overtaken by events in South Africa and elsewhere. Read full book review >

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DROUGHTS  by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A necessary read in today's climate. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
In this era of climate change (or not, depending upon which politician you listen to) comes an apropos look at droughts. Read full book review >

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MY JOURNEY TO THE STARS by Scott Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"The pictures are a patchwork, but the authorial voice is distinct and the story has its unique aspects. (Picture book/autobiography. 7-9)"
An astronaut's story, from early adventures with his twin brother (who also became an astronaut) to record-breaking feats in space. Read full book review >

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME by Andre Aciman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"With shades of Marguerite Duras and Patrick White, a quiet, literate and impeccably written love story."
Graceful debut novel by memoirist/literary scholar Aciman (False Papers, 2000, etc.), joining young love to his familiar themes of dislocation and wandering. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 1999

"A thoughtful and diverse collection with a distinctly literary bent."
In these distinct and forthcoming original essays, five prominent writers offer their meditations on exile and memory. Read full book review >

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FALSE PAPERS by Andre Aciman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Aciman's elegant pieces recall the leisurely, reflective essays of Walter Benjamin and Michel Butor, like them evoking a world that has disappeared."
Essays on exile, dislocation, and nostalgia by a noted traveler and memoirist. Read full book review >

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OUT OF EGYPT by Andre Aciman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A skillful portrayal of an extraordinary clan."
Aciman (French Literature/Princeton) delivers a clear- eyed eulogy of a lost past and a family in decline. Read full book review >

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NEVER CATCH A COLD by André François
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A bit of Gallic foolery, just in time for cold season. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A small, witty portrait gallery of colds, originally composed in French for a pharmaceutical company's ad campaign. Read full book review >