Search Results: "Andre Maurois"


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CLIMATES by Andre Maurois
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Stripped of its period shading, this is a sad and timeless tale of women on pedestals and the pain of loving not wisely, but too well."
In a new translation of the 20th-century French classic, wealthy Philippe Marcenat makes two attempts to find the perfect partner and fails both times. Read full book review >

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MEDITATIONS FROM A MOVABLE CHAIR by Andre Dubus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 1998

"Still Dubus is an American original, and his talent continues to surprise. (Author tour)"
This affecting second collection of personal essays from contemporary master of the short story Dubus (Dancing After Hours, 1996, etc.) displays the distinctive direct and elegant style and often reflects the masculine Catholic worldview that inform much of his fiction. Read full book review >

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THE X FACTOR by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 25, 1965

"It is an offbeat book in which action is vague, even secondary, but mood and emotion are sharply evoked."
The author, one of the most imaginative in the science fiction field (Night of Masks, and Ordeal in Otherwhere, 1964, are her most recent) leads her hero Diskan Fentress on an unusual journey outward from one strange planet to another, and also inward in the realms of his subconscious. Read full book review >

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EXILES OF THE STARS by Andre Norton
Released: April 1, 1971

"The author provides her usual dashes of daring and dollops of intrigue in a labyrinthian plot designed to hold the reader in suspended admiration."
This sequel to Moon of Three Rings (1966) again features Krip Vorlund, Free Trader, and the beautiful Maelen. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT IN YIKTOR by Andre Norton
Released: May 19, 1986

"So, overall, this one would look better—though by no means convincing—on the YA shelf."
A frail, diffident sequel to Exiles of the Stars, from the veteran author of, most recently, Forerunner: the Second Venture (1985). Read full book review >

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THE WARDING OF WITCH WORLD by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 24, 1996

"A vast, rather amorphous panorama framing numerous plotlets, and set forth in the usual stilted, sometimes outlandish prose, Still, a major effort from Norton that should satisfy Witch World fans."
It's been a long time since Norton, who invented the Witch World, published a solo novel set there (The Gate of the Cat, 1987), though yarns with various collaborators have appeared with some frequency (On Wings of Magic, 1994, with Patricia Mathews and Sasha Miller, etc.). Read full book review >

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AT SWORDS' POINTS by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 1, 1954

"Spell-binding and as adept as Andre Norton's more familiar science fiction."
Superior cloak and dagger, this follows the trail of quiet, studious 19-year-old Quinn Anders as he is taken on by an independent under-cover outfit, on the Free World's side, and sent to find a valuable set of Belgian statuettes whose large purchase price could be used by the Russians. 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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STAR GATE by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 20, 1958

"A fascinating concept, masterfully handled by the author."
When Kincar, half Star and half Gorthian, decides to leave Gorth and join the Star lords, he passes through a shimmering gate of time. Read full book review >

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THE MIRROR OF DESTINY by Andre Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

Apprentice healer Twilla, carrying nothing but her magic mirror, is forcibly transported to the Far Lands to wed a settler chosen by lot, according to the king's decree. Read full book review >

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THREE HANDS FOR SCORPIO by Andre Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"For lovers of strong female fantasy characters, a delight. For those in search of clearly imagined alternate worlds, a muddle."
Three brave, bold daughters of the House of Scorpy recount their kidnapping and subsequent escape from an underground wasteland. Read full book review >

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THE TIME TRADERS by Andre Norton
Released: Oct. 7, 1958

"An interesting idea, well handled by Andre Norton, science fiction expert, who projects his reader deftly both backwards and forwards in time and injects his narrative with considerable and interesting historical information."
At the end of this century Ross Murdock is given the choice between prison and a dangerous role in a secret mission. Read full book review >