Search Results: "André Amstutz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BABY IN THE HAT by Allan Ahlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Hurrah! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wouldn't it be remarkable if someone caught—in his hat, no less—a baby who had fallen out of a second-story window and then he ended up marrying that same baby many years later? Read full book review >

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THE SHOPPING EXPEDITION by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"And the trip home is accomplished with the turn of a final page—a perfect ending for a child's transformation of a common errand into a decidedly uncommon outing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Leaving dad to paint the kitchen, a child trails her mom, little Harry and Wilf the Wonderdog out to the grocery store in this enticing invitation to take the long way 'round. Read full book review >

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ANDRÉ CITROEN by John Reynolds
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 1997

"Flat and unrevealing. (b&w photos)"
An uncritical biography of one of France's premier automakers, from a British journalist who takes a far greater interest in machines than in men or women. Read full book review >

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ANDRÉ MALRAUX by Curtis Cate
Released: April 1, 1997

"Cate provides a rich account of both. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A highly readable biography that endeavors to correct, but not erase, the image of Malraux as a heroic, committed activist/intellectual. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Heavy on the whos, whats, whens, and wheres; much too light on the whys. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Meticulously detailed yet disappointing biography of the French activist/art authority/novelist/politician who began his career by trying to smuggle Khmer sculptures out of Indochina and ended up as minister of culture under de Gaulle's Fifth Republic. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1998

"Reviewing Wilde's familiar rise and fall from Gide's perspective, Fryer finds a few intersections of the two men's interests, and biographical similarities in such matters as that each man indirectly injured his wife. (8 pages of b&w photos, not seen)"
Sticking to biographic routes rather than real literary parallels, Fryer (Dylan: The Nine Lives of Dylan Thomas, 1994) retraces a decade of crossed paths between the notorious playwright and the future Noble Prize—winning novelist. 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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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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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 >

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APPLESAUCE DAY by Lisa  Amstutz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Read this aloud to complement apple units or family trips to the orchard. (recipe, additional facts) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Family history reveals itself as applesauce is lovingly made from hand-picked fruit. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN KEYS by André Alexis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A wry and reflective literary puzzle about family, love, honor, and adventure."
A smooth criminal is persuaded to investigate a complex riddle left as a strange inheritance to a junkie in Toronto. Read full book review >

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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 >