Search Results: "Camille Peri"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Though some of the essays here are too 'cutesy' and come off too much like self-indulgent exercises in prose, many brim with intelligence and excitement. (illustrations, not seen)"
An intermittently provocative and entertaining collection of essays, most reprinted from othe online magazine Salon, on many aspects of motherhood. Read full book review >

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BONJOUR CAMILLE by Felipe Cano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Active and artistic young girls are not unknown in picture books, but Camille certainly makes herself heard among the others in the pantheon. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A free-spirited girl celebrates the morning in so many ways. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE CLAUDEL by Anne Delbée
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"A sorry tale of a wasted talent and life that deserves something better than this melodramatic, impressionistic account— an account long on effects and short on insight. (Includes 16 pp. of original photographs of Claudel's work and life.)"
From French author and producer DelbÇe, a fictionalized biography of current French feminist martyr Claudel, whose ill- starred life has also been the subject of a 1989 movie (Camille Claudel), as well as a play by DelbÇe. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE CLAUDEL by Alma H. Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Overall, though, a provocative rendering of female genius wrestling for recognition in the male-dominated art world."
In a fictionalized treatment, the French sculptor looks back on her sometimes ecstatic, but mostly tortured life. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS... by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"But at heart, Camille's a survivor, 'born with the power to bounce back,' which she does with surprising panache and hope in this touching debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Camille McPhee's father warns her: "Don't expect life to be fair." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Two tales with some good moments hampered by awkward, skimpy storytelling."
In this YA novella and short story, two different young women must figure out their romantic attachments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITHIUM MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Everything else is old, borrowed, or blue."
When Michael Deramo, a custodian for the Charger Street laboratory, is found garrotted to death shortly after agreeing to accept $100,000 for forgetting an incriminating conversation he overheard about the lab's lithium program, Sgt. Read full book review >

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THE SHIMMERSHINE QUEENS by Camille Yarbrough
Released: Jan. 3, 1989

Angie learns to take pride in her African appearance and heritage. Read full book review >

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Released: July 17, 1995

"One wonders what he'd make of Dostoevsky's Last Night."
A sluggish, underimagined short novelthe first work to appear in English by a Uruguayan writer now living in Spaininvokes the image of the great Russian novelist as a precursor of the blasÇ journalist whose gambling obsession is its surface subject. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW RABBIT by Camille Garoche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A silent, magical encounter. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Subtle nuances of light and color lend a delicate beauty to the illustrations for this wordless tale of a rescued wild creature who returns the favor. Read full book review >

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THE CARBON MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"Okay, so Gloria's a bit on the pedantic side, and Minichino's idea of plotting is to toss in red herrings, then kill them off. But who could argue with such a deft handling of radiation therapy, contrary in-laws, and middle-age spread?"
Nanotechnology simplified for the horsy set. Read full book review >