Search Results: "Colette Rossant"


BOOK REVIEW

COLETTE by Herbert Lottman
Released: Feb. 5, 1990

Life of the great French novelist Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), author of Gigi, Cheri, etc. As in his Albert Camus (1979) and Flaubert (1988), biographer Lottman still writes more as a fact-assembler than as one inspired by his subject. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"Delectable: Bon appetit!"
Rossant (Return to Paris, 2003, etc.) concludes her trilogy of memoirs with this mouthwatering reminiscence of marriage and her stellar epicurean career. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO PARIS by Colette Rossant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2003

"Never was the kitchen a more welcome port in the storm, or more nurturing, than for the buffeted Rossant, who is a sympathetic character, and all the more so for her measure of pride. (Photographs)"
In a memoir fully deserving of its moodiness, food writer Rossant (Memoirs of a Lost Egypt, not reviewed) tells of her fitful, melancholy life before she married her husband of 47 years. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 5, 1998

"Colette the woman is eternally fascinating. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Any biography of the celebrated French author of Gigi, ChÇri, and the Claudine novels would have to be replete with juicily scandalous detail. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An enormous cataloguing of pertinent information but rendered with little or no grace or personal insight into its subject. (photos)"
The eventful life of one of the century's great libertines is told in such a breathless rush of facts, names, and juicy episodes that readers only casually aware of French author Colette will soon cry uncle. Read full book review >

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GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Telling one story well is enough of a challenge, but this book perfectly balances two stories and the characters within them, adding up to more than the sum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a fox who are close friends decide to take trips to space and under the sea, separated by distance but in perfect harmony. Read full book review >

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THE CONSEQUENCES by Colette Freedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Familiar ground that's been done better before."
Freedman's (The Affair, 2013, etc.) new novel picks up where her previous left off: Now that the wife has confronted the mistress, can a marriage survive? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Vivid, lively, and informative, with a secure grip on reality combined with a conviction that, at 50 and beyond, not only is the glass half full, it's ready for a refill."
The best so far of the recent spate of ``this is what 50 is like'' books from women leading the Baby Boomers into middle age. Read full book review >

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DEAD AND GANACHE by Colette London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Chocolate lovers will appreciate the detailed information on all things chocolate; the less besotted may find the heroine too ditzy to be a credible sleuth."
A chocolatier's caring nature and lack of self-preservation skills put her in danger yet again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2000

"The assumption of men's ill-will and bad behavior toward women will doubtless rankle many male readers, but women's study groups should find this convincing and comforting—if not downright inspiring."
A feisty challenge to the notion that females are the weaker sex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Engagingly written, but essentially a reworking of the territory of the author's earlier books, without many surprises. (Author tour)"
The Cinderella Complex revisited, this time with dollar signs added. Read full book review >

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My Life by Colette Keefe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"Convincing, if overwhelming, account of abuse."
In her debut memoir, a 55-year-old Canadian woman relates her experiences with childhood sexual abuse, a narcissistic mother, and mental illness. Read full book review >