Search Results: "Benoit Denizet-Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Light reading on often heavy topics."
A collection of short essays about American subcultures by New York Times Magazine contributor Denizet-Lewis (America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, 2009). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"An arresting, personal glimpse into the merciless world of drug and behavioral addiction."
Compassionate case studies of addicts in varying phases of dependency, from New York Times Magazine contributing writer Denizet-Lewis. Read full book review >

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TRAVELS WITH CASEY by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2014

"With Americans owning more dogs than any other country in the world, this sprightly, entertaining travelogue should find a delighted readership."
Man and dog take to the road. Read full book review >

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METROPOLIS by Benoit Tardif
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The book is fun to look at, but it imparts so little real information that it really is not much use as a guide to different cities or the cultures they represent. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Thirty-four large cities of the world are illustrated in posterlike double-page spreads. Read full book review >

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SPORT-O-RAMA by Benoit Tardif
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"While readers will be introduced to sports they may never have heard of before (rowing, cricket), the rudimentary entries will likely leave them frustrated rather than intrigued. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Illustrator Tardif's picture-book debut is a collection of terms related to 23 different sports, all illustrated with stylized people, brilliant colors and a touch of humor. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED OLIVE SOUFFLê? by Margaret Benoit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Despite the ages of the players (all adults, some middle-aged) and simplistic plotting, there is plenty to involve readers who like their mysteries fairly straightforward and refreshingly gore-free. (Fiction. 11-13)"
As this entry in the Crime Files series opens, homicide detective Angel Cardoni (who seems to be in her mid-20s) is driving through a blizzard with her faithful dog, Miro. Read full book review >

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SNOW JOB by Charles Benoit
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Filled with nail-biting action and crackling with evocative detail. (Historical thriller. 14-18)"
Just as former "banger" Nick makes a vow to change his life, the boy he sent to jail is set free. Read full book review >

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COLD CALLS by Charles Benoit
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Alas, fails to shed light on the all-too-common issue of bullying and its impact on the emotional lives of teens. (Mystery. 12­-15)"
Three teens blackmailed into bullying behaviors team up to discover who's behind it. Read full book review >

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ALL SAINTS’ DAY  by Brent Benoit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2002

"Moving and fine, despite an unnecessarily complex narrative and the occasional patch of purple prose."
A sharp, poignant debut that surveys several decades in the history of a haunted Louisiana family. Read full book review >

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FALL FROM GRACE by Charles Benoit
Released: May 8, 2012

"A slow-build, film-noir high-school drama. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Lies, lust and betrayal just don't add up fast enough. Read full book review >

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YOU by Charles Benoit
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Harrowing. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Quiet, hoodie-wearing slacker Kyle Chase has anger-control issues and wants to be left alone by his teachers, his parents and the rest of the world. Read full book review >

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THE UNIVERSAL PHYSICS THEORY by Benoit Launier
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2011

"A thorough, at times dazzling, display of physics taking on physics, raising many questions as it throws a withering spotlight on old favorites."
A challenging rebuke to many of the foundation stones of physics. Read full book review >