Search Results: "Deirdre Le Faye"


BOOK REVIEW

JANE AUSTEN by Deirdre Le Faye
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This is likely to be dry work for readers unfamiliar with the novels, but even if diverting anecdotes are rare, the volume is concise, serviceable, and authoritative. (further reading, chronology, index) (Biography. 12+)"
This entry in the British Library Writers' Lives series begins with an admission that a paucity of documentary evidence puts Austen "a bit beyond camera range." Read full book review >

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ALICE FAYE by Jane Lenz Elder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Strictly for the fans, but for them most welcome."
Carefully rendered portrait of a once-popular but now largely forgotten screen siren, the archetypal "Fox blonde" who set the tone for Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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LE CORBUSIER by Nicholas Fox Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"The deeply felt tribute to Le Corbusier's work is enriched by Weber's engrossing, entertaining portrait of his complex personality."
Exhaustive biography of one of the most innovative and influential architects of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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LE DIVORCE by Diane Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"A shrewd, carefully detailed portrait of the ways in which Americans and the French continue to romanticize, denigrate, and misapprehend each other, contained in a well-paced, believably dramatic narrative."
A modern collision of French and American mores begins in near farce but ends in tragedy in Johnson's bright, unsparing novel. Read full book review >

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LE COLONIAL by Kien Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"An intriguing epic of ethical, moral, and spiritual conflicts from an emerging talent worth watching."
Eighteenth-century French Jesuits bring the gospel, and more, to the future kingdom of Viet Nam. Read full book review >

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PIERRE LE POOF! by Andrea Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"It's a charming enough canine caper, but, like Pierre, it lacks the vigor of the classic Harry the Dirty Dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pampered poodle dreams of running free while his owner preps him to be a champion show-dog in this first of a projected series of Pierre adventures. Read full book review >

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LE PETIT GARÇON by Philippe Labro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Labro invests a familiar story of heroism with affection and even a sheen of nostalgia: a well-crafted novel that reads like a memoir."
A coming-of-age tale (nominated for the prestigious Prix Goncourt) that's set before and during the German occupation of France in WW II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"In his energetic memoir, Rodgers, as was almost always the case with his songs, brings the funk."
One of the heaviest figures from an unjustly maligned musical era tells all, and tells it well. Read full book review >

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FAYE LEVY'S INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN COOKBOOK by Faye Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Like so many recent cookbooks, this exercise in recycling and streamlining can serve a utilitarian function but doesn't expand our cooking horizons. (Eight pages of color photographs—not seen.)"
There's no shortage of chicken recipes, or even chicken cookbooks, among the output of the last few years. Read full book review >

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FAYE LEVY'S INTERNATIONAL JEWISH COOKBOOK by Faye Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1991

Levy says this book was inspired by a letter Julia Child wrote her 17 years ago, suggesting that she write a ``high-class book on Jewish cooking.'' An American raised on Eastern European Jewish fare, married to an Israeli, and well traveled in Europe (she has written a series of cookbooks with the umbrella title Fresh From France—none reviewed), she also credits a Jewish sister-in-law from India for yet another ethnic mix—so the international approach comes naturally. Read full book review >