Search Results: "Charlotte Mandell"


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CHARLOTTE by David Foenkinos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2016

"A searing portrait of a brilliant artist that doesn't reveal anything new about its subject."
Charlotte Salomon, a real-life German Jewish artist, created a small but radiant body of work before dying in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2005

"A larger-than-life story, told with panache."
Shevelow (English/Univ. of Calif., San Diego) reconstructs the life of a colorful, cross-dressing thespian. Read full book review >

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STREET OF THIEVES by Mathias Énard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Énard writes passionately about Lakhdar's movement from innocence to experience, and the novel's various settings all ring depressingly true."
A coming-of-age story that plays out across a contemporary landscape of the Arab Spring and other social uprisings. Read full book review >

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NOTHING SERIOUS by Justine Lévy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Lévy's prose is luminous—much credit should go to her excellent translator—and the novel is a marvel of construction."
A sensation in France last year, this novel from Lévy (Rendezvous, 1997) manages the impossible, combining the plot of a made-for-tv-movie with language worthy of a feminist philosopher-poet. Read full book review >

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COMPASS by Mathias Énard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Lyrical and intellectually rich without ever being ponderous, reminiscent at turns of Mann's Death in Venice and Bowles' Sheltering Sky."
The winner of France's 2015 Prix Goncourt: a fever-dream meditation on East and West and on a lost love that binds the two worlds. Read full book review >

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THE KINDLY ONES by Jonathan Littell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"The closing is a tour de force. But so is the entire book—very long, but with not a wasted word."
A vast fictional exploration of banal, everyday evil, as related by a Nazi officer. Read full book review >

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FROZEN CHARLOTTE by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The strong premise is weakened by pace-killing subplots imbued with the sensibility of a romance novel."
Who is the very quiet woman with the very quiet baby in the very noisy Accident and Emergency department of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital? Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature."
Accomplished biographer Harman (Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, 2010, etc.) returns with a lively account of the life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855).Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Jane Sellars
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 1998

In this entry in The British Library Writers' Lives series, Sellars brilliantly captures the talent, determination, and tragic life of the author of Jane Eyre; she covers the basics- -e.g., that Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontâ wrote as Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, respectively, because 19th-century England was not ready for women writers. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE JANE BATTLES BEDTIME by Myra Wolfe
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"While references to 'juicy' living seem a bit cutesy and out of step with the pirate theme, the bedtime story is satisfying, and casting a little girl as a pirate is downright refreshing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a pirate/bedtime-story mash-up, a little girl resists sleeping until she realizes that some shut-eye will restore her "formidable oomph." Read full book review >

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SAVING CHARLOTTE by Pia de Jong
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"A tender evocation of fear, hope, and love."
A mother recounts a year in her family's life as they confront their newborn's devastating diagnosis. Read full book review >