Search Results: "Dominique Fabre"


BOOK REVIEW

GUYS LIKE ME by Dominique Fabre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Fabre lacks the alchemy to make ordinary lives extraordinary."
A Parisian reflects on his life in this subdued mood piece from a prolific French author (The Waitress Was New, 2008).Read full book review >

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THE WAITRESS WAS NEW by Dominique Fabre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2008

"Simply and elegantly captures the dignity of a day's work, the humanity of friendship and the loneliness of aging."
After decades of listening to his patrons' life stories, a bartender shares his own in the first of French author Fabre's novels to be published in the United States. Read full book review >

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OUR FATHER'S HOUSE by Caroline Fabre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"The gossip, rich digs, food, and clothes are just no fun at all."
A bone-dry telling of a potentially juicy tale about a British hotel-restaurant-and-whatnot mogul, a knighted, widowed tyrant who has a stranglehold on the lives of his four miserable children—one of them will take full revenge. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE CHEST by Dominique Falda
Released: April 1, 1999

"Falda prevents sentiment from overwhelming the charming forest setting and the cast of imaginative, endearing friends. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1050-8 This tale of sudden riches from Falda (The Angel and the Child, 1995, etc.) examines the true meaning of friendship. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIR! by Dominique Jolin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The cartoon-style manner of the telling is reminiscent of a long foldout greeting card; this is lively, but artificially sweetened. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An angry girl comes home from school (motion lines and cloud puffs indicate the door slamming behind her), and, finding her father at the computer, launches into a litany of generic complaints. Read full book review >

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RED EMERALD by Dominique Merz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2013

"A compelling tale plagued by awkward prose."
A retired Swiss advertising exec is hired to inspect a wealthy banker's mining outfit in Merz's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE POSSIBILITY OF FIREFLIES by Dominique Paul
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Highly recommended. (Fiction. YA)"
In an achingly sad debut, Paul tells the story of 14-year-old Ellie Roma. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The author has cut a smart niche for herself in garden writing: unceremonious, except when ceremony is in order."
Browning (Around the House and in the Garden, 2002) may be the editor-in-chief of House & Garden, but her half-acre patch north of New York City is anything but precious. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND SUNS by Dominique Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1999

"Regardless, you'll keep reading. (30 b&w photos)"
An intriguing, albeit subjective, look at some of this century's most interesting people. Read full book review >