Search Results: "Delphine de Vigan"


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NOTHING HOLDS BACK THE NIGHT by Delphine de Vigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Sympathy and sadness infuse this compelling investigation in which the author herself plays a difficult role."
Prompted by her mother's suicide, a French author delicately combines memoir, biography and fiction to explore her family's increasingly dark psychology. The book has sold an estimated half a million copies in France. Read full book review >

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NO AND ME by Delphine de Vigan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Winner of France's Prix des Libraires, this quiet yet gripping translation proves its merit. (Fiction. YA)"
Although deemed "intellectually precocious" and placed ahead two grades, 13-year-old Parisian Lou Bertignac lacks the words and confidence to fit in with her older and more physically mature classmates, to cope with her depressed mother, who had a breakdown after losing Lou's infant sister, and to connect with Lucas, a fellow loner who was held back two grades but isn't afraid of life or authority. Read full book review >

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UNDERGROUND TIME by Delphine de Vigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"This is ultimately a corporate horror story—often claustrophobic to the point of oppressive, but undeniably disturbing."
A prizewinner and bestseller in France, de Vigan (No and Me, 2010, etc.) is a master of the spare (and of despair) in this brief novel about two unhappy Parisians who may or may not be destined to meet. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAD WOLF GOES ON VACATION by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Readers may find metaphors about imaginary friends, taming one's fears or having special fun with grandparents, but mostly, they will go from giggles to guffaws with this disarming trio. (Graphic novel. 5-10)"
Bernard, the Big Bad Wolf who lives in Louis' closet, is back (The Big Bad Wolf and Me, 2006). Huzzah! Read full book review >

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PEDRO AND GEORGE by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A wholly original romp told with deliciously Gallic flair in an uncredited translation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cousins Pedro and George, a crocodile and an alligator, try to correct the record on their differences in this French import. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A remarkable chronicle of a multigenerational struggle in Burma bringing about important change."
A dogged journalist penetrates the deeply secretive dissident underground in Burma's police state in this compelling look into a traumatized society in flux. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT CHILDREN by Sarah Tsiang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Imaginative but eerie; the illustrations demand sturdy as well as fanciful readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture book about the antics of the imaginary night children. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN OF THE FAMILY by Mary Amato
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp2006. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henrietta's two older sisters teasingly tell her that she's really a chicken, then leave an egg and feathers around her bed as "proof." Read full book review >

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AL PHA'S BET by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2011

"A fresh take on a tried-and-true topic. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Less a traditional abecedary than an original pourquois tale, Rosenthal's latest asks the question, how did the alphabet come to be? Read full book review >

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PABLO & HIS CHAIR by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This classic home-away-home arc is completely tension-free, but its whimsy may carry readers through. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young boy receives a chair as a birthday present and after initial disappointment turns the gift to his advantage. Read full book review >

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THE PLANET OF WIND by Delphine Dubos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A far cry from the original masterpiece. (Graphic fantasy. 9-13)"
In this new graphic series, the Little Prince returns, although fans of Saint-Exupéry's original will find him virtually unrecognizable. Read full book review >

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TOP TO BOTTOM by Delphine Dryden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2016

"A racy story of love, honesty, and the willingness to lose control."
Personal trainer Amie (or Mistress Amie, as she is known by the people in her town's kink community) has her life all figured out, until her ex Dru shows up and throws everything out of whack. Read full book review >