Search Results: "Bruno St-Aubin"


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THE SEVERAL LIVES OF ORPHAN JACK by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"In a word—wonderful. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A surprising adventure is possible for Jack if he stays true to his heart and to his love of knowledge. Read full book review >

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Bruno by Siaka Kroma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2015

"A lucid, fictionalized account of an actual chimpanzee's life, with strong ecological overtones.
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A chimpanzee who escaped captivity and returned to his native forest narrates his story for the members of his new community. Read full book review >

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BRUNO by Catharina Valckx
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Readers and listeners with a taste for the quietly surreal may find this an (almost) perfect option; the rest will find other ways to fill their days, and that's OK. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Bruno, an anthropomorphic cat whose yellow eyeballs and hipster vibe may remind readers of Pete the Cat, recounts experiences with friends new and old in this French import. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1994

"While there is nothing offensively bad here, this tepid volume offers little that will not be familiar to readers of Tim Parks's Italian Neighbors (1992)."

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MEMORY MAPS by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Superior travel writing, but the personal details only tantalizingly hint at tales that bear further telling."
A British novelist and memoirist (The Hacienda, 1998, etc.) evokes the distant places she's liked best, vividly celebrating journeys in countries from Brazil to Mali. Read full book review >

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MOZAMBIQUE MYSTERIES by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Vividly descriptive, but lacks a coherent structure and context."
Novelist and world traveler St. Aubin de Terán (Otto, 2006, etc.) provides a series of maze-like musings on her work in Mozambique. Read full book review >

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THE PALACE by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1999

"Exquisite in its least details, enchanting in its larger vision of love's labor: a rare jewel of a fable that both engages the senses and tugs at the heart."
After winning high praise for her memoir (The Hacienda, 1998), novelist St. Read full book review >

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NOCTURNE by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 1993

"A vivid, at times stunning depiction of Umbrian village life past and present—and a first-rate portrayal of the heart's yearning and the vitality of love."
In a seventh novel—as exquisitely styled as her previous efforts (Joanna, 1991, etc.)—Umbria-based St. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Dense and elegantly erudite—a skillful, accessible analysis of complex systems of religion, philosophy and literature."
Intelligent biography of the renegade Italian friar burned at the stake in 1600 for his prodigious writings prefiguring modern science. Read full book review >

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THE HACIENDA by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1998

"A memoir of conspicuously powerful narrative force, never sentimental or self-indulgent."
The mesmerizing tale of a young Englishwoman's strange life in the backward world of a remote South American sugar plantation during the early 1970s. Read full book review >

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DEAR BRUNO by Alice Trillin
Released: May 8, 1996

"Everyone needs a friend like Alice Trillin—and now everyone can have one."
Alice Trillin was 38 when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Read full book review >

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BRUNO CASSINI by Rosalind Trotter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A pleasant novel, but one that reaches for revelations it can't quite grasp."
In Trotter's debut novel, an Italian family man's love affair forces him to confront the shifting cultural landscape. Read full book review >