Search Results: "André Leblanc"


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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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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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HOW TO WARD OFF WOLVES by Catherine Leblanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Real children with nighttime anxieties of any sort may take heart from seeing this cast of popeyed poppets in action. (sticker sheet) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Helpful advice for children bothered by wolves. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Small and accessible, this is jam-packed with accurate information likely to increase any potential birder's enthusiasm and knowledge. (index, drawing, tips) (Nonfiction. 8-15)"
A chatty, appealing introduction to observing these easiest-to-see of all wild creatures. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Touching poetry about love, grief, and the ties that always bind."
LeBlanc's collection of poems charts his development as a poet, husband, and father. 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 >

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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 >