Search Results: "André Leblanc"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RED PIANO by André Leblanc
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A worthy and beautiful tale for historical and cultural studies. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
It's 1975 in Communist China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY LEBLANC by Loraine Despres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Adultery, incest, and fireworks aplenty in TV screenwriter Despres's debut. But no real heat."
Former sweetheart wows Louisiana housewife, circa 1956. Read full book review >

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CAGE THE PARK by Robert LeBlanc
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2014

"A crime tale featuring a protagonist whose desire for normalcy makes him sympathetic and appealing."
In LeBlanc's debut crime novel, a young Canadian can't escape the gangster life after fleeing to America, where he continues to attract Mafioso types. Read full book review >

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Russian Woman, A Siberian in New York by X.R. Leblanc
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2014

"A somewhat bleak look into a realm of rich men and the women who love them."
Leblanc's debut novel is the first of a trilogy revolving around a beautiful woman from Siberia trying to make her way in New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE MAGIC RABBIT by Annette LeBlanc Cate
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Hand-lettered text and artful compositions, often in cartoon-like panels, further contribute to the whimsical appeal of this winning debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ray the magician and his loyal rabbit assistant are inseparable. 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 >