Search Results: "Anthony Le Donne"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WIFE OF JESUS by Anthony Le Donne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A welcome resource and fresh voice."
Refreshingly balanced and sober look at the controversial question, "Was Jesus married?" Read full book review >

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THIS WEEK IN AUDIOBOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

Hope you all had a nice 4th of July!

It’s been a great week for me with audiobooks. I had the chance to listen to the upcoming Joshilyn Jackson title, The Almost Sisters (releases July 11; Kirkus gave it a star review).

I simply love Jackson, one of my favorite authors.  A beautiful, witty writer, she tells unique, lively ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SUN AND MOON SISTERS by Khoa Le
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A sweet morality tale of cosmic misadventures and sibling rivalry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After jealousy dims their affections, sisters learn to let love shine in this original tale that is redolent of folklore. Read full book review >

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RELIGIOUS POETRY AND PROSE by John Donne
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

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A TIME FAR PAST by Le Luu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, this first English translation of such vividly detailed fiction- -which was very popular when first published in 1986—stands as the best and most involving novel we've seen from, and about, northern Vietnam."
A Time Far Past ($24.95; May 1997; 280 pp.; 1-55849-085-X): This earnest portrayal of North Vietnamese life from the 1950s through the 1980s offers fascinating details about the village culture from which its hopeful protagonist Sai hopes to raise himself. Read full book review >

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THE BOAT by Nam Le
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Consummately self-assured."
A polished and intense debut story collection of astonishing range. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WITH THE BIG HAIR by Khoa Le
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"This spin on a familiar comical trope offers some chuckles, but the valuation of conformity over personal choice may leave readers scratching their heads—and maybe wondering where cleanliness, never mentioned, comes in. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An unkempt lad with a deep aversion to combs and brushes learns his lesson when birds take up residence on his head. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SMUDGE by Lionel Le Néouanic
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"An appealing shelfmate for similar essays in transformation, from Lionni's Little Blue and Little Yellow, or Charles Shaw's classic It Looked Like Spilt Milk, to Lois Ehlert's early works. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rightly opening with nods to Matisse, Miró and Leo Lionni, this tale of an irregular newcomer who turns initially hostile geometric forms into friends, by teaching them how to change shape, glows with color and movement. Read full book review >

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A BLUE BUTTERFLY by Bijou Le Tord
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Le Tord's volume will be useful to young readers mainly as adjunct to viewing Monet's work in a book or museum; only then will readers appreciate Le Tord and Monet's painting challenge. (Picture book. 8+)"
Le Tord (Peace on Earth, 1992, etc.) tries to recreate the mood of the French painter's work and is only partially successfulher pastels capture the airy impressionism of Monet's flowers and water gardens but cannot so skillfully abstract objects into color and light using a minimum number of brush strokes. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO CRIED by Khoa Le
by Khoa Le, illustrated by Khoa Le, translated by Snake SA
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A message-driven text at odds with the art's fantasy and whimsy. (Picture book. 4-6)"

BOOK REVIEW

SLANDER by Linda Le
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"The novel's rigorous nihilism, however, undercuts its considerable artistry; the reader shares the narrator's wish to escape from this experience, and to forget it as quickly as possible."
Slander ($30.00, paper $14.00; Nov. 19, 1996; 168 pp.; 0-8032- 2913-5, paper 0-8032-7963-9): Là's fifth novel but first to be translated into English: a tense, bitter portrayal of a Vietnamese family blighted by insanity, adultery, and incest, observed by the daughter who labors to distance herself from her depressing, indeed disastrous, origins. Read full book review >