Search Results: "Beth Archer Brombert"


BOOK REVIEW

EMILIO’S CARNIVAL by Italo Svevo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Emilio's farcical psychic unraveling and gradual surrender to 'senility'—at the age of 35—are painstakingly evolved in a little-known landmark psychological novel."
A new translation of the late (1861-1923) Italian modernist's second (1898) novel (also known as A Man Grows Older), a grimly comic study of indecision and ennui that pointed the way to Svevo's later masterpiece, Zeno's Conscience (see below). Read full book review >

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ME, YOU by Erri De Luca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"De Luca writes like a dream, passionately but not effusively, and he treats his characters with both respect and affection."
De Luca lovingly, even rapturously, explores familiar territory with bittersweet romanticism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 1996

"Well researched, complexly conceived, and clearly written, Brombert's life of Manet achieves a balanced synthesis of art criticism, historical repotage, and biography. (70 b&w photos, not seen)"
This biography of Edouard Manet (183283) captures the significance of one of modern art's founding figures. Read full book review >

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ITSY BITSY SPIDER by Dosh Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Top-notch medical care in an equally terrific early reader that will appeal to preschoolers, new readers of all ages and anyone else who appreciates droll humor and an inventive plot. (Early reader. 5-8)"
This delightful early reader is one of the first entries in the irresistibly named Urgency Emergency! series that combines nursery-rhyme characters, a medical setting and deadpan humor. Read full book review >

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THROUGH HER EYES by Jennifer Archer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2011

"Archer writes distinctive characters and paces the story well, producing a supernatural tale with depth and originality. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
This inventive ghost story mixes eerie suspense with time travel. Read full book review >

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YELLOW BIRD, BLACK SPIDER by Dosh Archer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The art and very brief text will steer this toward younger readers; the plot may provide a bit of emotional preparation for later encounters with the likes of 'The Walrus and the Carpenter,' or Hilaire Belloc's genially savage verses. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A seeming friendship turns out to be anything but in this startling double debut. Read full book review >

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THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"An amusement suitable for airplane or beach reading."
Archer (Only Time Will Tell, 2011, etc.) continues The Clifton Chronicles with hero Harry Clifton still in harm's way. Read full book review >

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PATHS OF GLORY by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"A bland yarn in the Boys' Own Adventure mold about an old-fashioned hero from the days when the Empire demanded nothing less."
Fictionalized account of the mountain climber who may or may not have been the first man to conquer Everest. Read full book review >

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SONS OF FORTUNE by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Flat, bland, covered in wastelands of cliché."
Twins separated at birth are reunited decades later after many, many twists of fate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAT by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2007

"After 18 installments (St. Albans Fire, 2005, etc.), Gunther's adventures remain as consistently readable as anything in the genre."
Happy families, unhappy families, bloodthirsty families…suddenly Special Agent Joe Gunther is hip-deep in family business. Read full book review >

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THE SURROGATE THIEF by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"Engrossing stuff. Only K.C. Constantine rivals Mayor in his mastery of the small-town procedural (Gatekeeper, 2003, etc.)."
The sleuthing Sage of Brattleboro is in top form, though it does take him 32 years to crack his case. Read full book review >