Search Results: "Blandie Vie"


BOOK REVIEW

TESTICLES by Blandie Vie
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"A delightful mix of good humor and scholarship."
French food writer Vie tenders a panoramic profile of the testicle as totem and tasty. Read full book review >

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VIE FRANÇAISE by Jean-Paul Dubois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2007

"Part realistic novel, part high-class soap opera, and absorbingly readable from first page to last."
The story of a French Everyman is told in this appealing 2004 novel, the first in English translation from a veteran journalist and fiction writer. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2001

"An elegant tribute to friendship and joie de vivre that France still offers."
From a former chef and erstwhile restaurant owner, a beguiling tale of a month in France when the living was easy, the friendships warm, and the food superb. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 2004

"Only a churl wouldn't cheer the author's final happiness; she paid up front for it, and she wants to be your Virgil to attaining the same, should Paris await you."
Journalist Gershman packs her bags and heads for France, chasing a dream as she runs at an angle. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 1989

More cogent Vietnam War history as Berman (Poli. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A very fine collection of writings whether one is a Vietnam buff or not. (Ten photographs by Lance Woodruff.)"
Outstanding, multifaceted collection of writings on Vietnam. Read full book review >

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BIG RED KANGAROO by Claire Saxby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Appealing in subject and presentation, this will be a welcome addition to primary-grade nonfiction collections. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
In the hot, dry lands of central Australia, big Red leads his band of kangaroos through a night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2011

"If that kind of thing turns you off, look elsewhere. But if you're down with the program, or just want to know more about the new hope of the Cleveland Browns offense, then this conversational account of Colt's rise to the top should suffice."
God and the gridiron define the young life of the winningest quarterback in NCAA Division I football history. Read full book review >

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PUTTING ON THE RITZ by Joe Keenan
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An ebullient, overplotted tour of New York's brutish high life that's zany, arch, and gay in every sense of the word."
In a knockabout sequel to Blue Heaven (1988), songwriter Philip Cavanaugh agrees to write a set of tunes for untalented would-be songbird Elsa Champion—as a cover for spying on her boorish super- rich husband Peter. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 24, 2011

"This hedonistic romp is simply too much."
A former investment banker's account of leaving his life behind after the financial crisis, and then boozing and shagging his way through the South of France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2006

"A revealing and nuanced view of recent French history."
Plus ça change, plus ça change: The France of 2005 is far different from the France of a century before, though both agree that anything that is not French is suspect. Read full book review >