Search Results: "Annick Masson"


BOOK REVIEW

BERTHA AND THE FROG CHOIR by Luc Foccroulle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A medley of frog fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rejected for the frog choir, two aspiring frog vocalists join forces to temporarily achieve their musical dreams in this amusing lesson in following your heart. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE PLAINS WITH BRUNO by Annick Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Bruno is a silent partner, often unmentioned for pages at a time, but Smith relates their experiences in a deliberate, thoughtful way."
Exploring the Midwest, the past, and the passing of time on a road trip with a chocolate Lab named Bruno. Read full book review >

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SNOW, FIRE, SWORD by Sophie Masson
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2006

"The unusual backdrop, a large cast of characters—human and otherwise, some with ambiguous loyalties—and a terror campaign with disturbingly modern overtones will keep readers involved to the end. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Terrorized by powerful djinn, capricious gods and masked thugs on motorbikes, two young people travel through a thinly disguised Indonesia in search of allies against a mysterious sorcerer in this (probably) standalone fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO CAMELOT by Sophie Masson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Maggie Hamilton's tendentious opener ('Merlin') aside, the stories are all chock-full of unusual, fan-pleasing takes and angles. (Short stories. 12-15)"
Fourteen writers from Down Under envision watershed incidents in the youths of as many Arthurian figures in this themed import, published overseas in 2002. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Refreshing, civilized, very French."
A fascinating tour of the olfactory world and what it has meant to humanity. Read full book review >

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THE MADMAN OF VENICE by Sophie Masson
FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

When Ned Fletcher, aspiring poet and clerk to a shipping magnate in Elizabethan London, leaps at the opportunity to accompany his master on a trip to Venice, little does he realize that the two business matters they plan to investigate will be so intertwined. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Awful. Just awful."
Masson, author of popular nonfiction that explores the emotional lives of animals, mixes ancient Sanskrit parables and sloppy psychology into an arch little fable that . . . explores the emotional lives of animals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 1995

"Essential reading for romantics, anthropologists, and history buffs."
An intensely personal chronicle of the courtship and married life of an influential figure in the development of anthropological fieldwork. Read full book review >

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GADDAFI'S HAREM by Annick Cojean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An important contribution to the understanding of Gadhafi's regime and the social and political challenges that confront Libya now."
Acclaimed Le Monde journalist Cojean (Marc Riboud: 50 Years of Photography, 2004, etc.) investigates Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's extensive system of sexual predation, collecting testimony from many of his victims. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2009

"Eat your way to Eden or Armageddon, Masson writes convincingly, but bystander status no longer applies."
The author of more than a half-dozen books on the emotional lives of animals argues for awareness about what you are shoveling down your trap. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Who wouldn't tap any source to be the best father possible, asks an incredulous Masson, then suggests we stop looking after our species uniqueness and start appreciating the interspecies continuities. (Author tour)"
Lessons in fathering - good, bad, and parlous - from the nonhuman world, challengingly and divertingly told by Masson (Dogs Never Lie About Love, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Anyone who has ever been owned by a cat will find these speculations engaging, finely tuned, and always with plenty of fond anecdotal evidence as they charge across the species barrier."
An exploration into the emotional complexity of cats, with lots of literary references but mostly personal observations, from Masson (Why Elephants Weep, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >