Search Results: "Deni Y. Béchard"


BOOK REVIEW

CURES FOR HUNGER by Deni Y. Béchard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A poignant but rigorously unsentimental account of hard-won maturity."
Béchard (Vandal Love, 2006) comes to terms with the painful legacy of his father, a suicide at 56. Read full book review >

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VANDAL LOVE by Deni Y. Béchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Reportedly at work on a book about conservation in the Congolese rainforest, the author clearly has ambitions as big as his talent, but readers of this lyrical novel will hope he gets back to fiction soon."
Even better than his simultaneously published memoir (Cures for Hunger), Béchard's haunting first novel follows three generations that can't find a home in this world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Béchard's adventurous travels in the Congo offer spice to this rich, complex account."
Journalist Béchard (Cures for Hunger: A Memoir, 2012, etc.), a foreign correspondent familiar with war zones, probes beneath headlines describing the Congo as "a country of such inhumanity that we find it incomprehensible" and finds another, more hopeful reality. Read full book review >

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INTO THE SUN by Deni Ellis Béchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Despite an overly convoluted plot, this is an insightful and affecting look into the lives of those who risk everything to help the people of Afghanistan and tell their stories."
How living in Afghanistan profoundly affected a group of friends. Read full book review >

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Y by Marjorie Celona
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Celona writes movingly about basic questions of identity, questions exacerbated by the unhappy circumstances of Shannon's birth."
As a newborn, Shannon is abandoned at the local "Y"—and then spends much of her young life asking "Why?" Read full book review >

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Y by Steve Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2003

"Informative but off-putting unless you agree that 'ascent of women' implies 'descent of men.'"
Maleness as survival strategy seems increasingly unwise in this elaboration on the Y chromosome. Read full book review >

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Y NEGATIVE by Kelly Haworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"A clunky dystopian novel that tries to tell a story about love defying prejudice but fails to imagine it with any believability."
In her debut novel, Haworth creates a post-apocalyptic America where gender prejudice rules society. Read full book review >

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Y IS FOR YESTERDAY by Sue Grafton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Any time spent with Grafton's inimitable shamus is one of the highlights of the year, but her 25th case drags on forever before ending with a whimper. Fans won't mind as they cheer the series on to Z Is for Zany, or whatever the endlessly resourceful author has in mind."
The release of a 24-year-old who's aged out of his juvenile conviction for murdering one of his schoolmates reopens old wounds for everyone concerned and brings Santa Teresa private eye Kinsey Millhone (X, 2015, etc.) to the case. Read full book review >

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THE END OF MR. Y by Scarlett Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Delicious cross-genre literary picnic, breezy and fiercely intelligent, reminiscent of Haruki Murakami."
The curiosity of a young academic triggers a journey of wonder and danger. Read full book review >

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ITALY FROM I TO Y? by James De Franco
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Best suited for readers with a vested interest in Italy or Australia, or cultural comparisons in general."
A collection of anecdotes about the author's life in Italy and Australia. Read full book review >