Search Results: "Dominique Lapierre"


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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 >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2009

"The author's focus on individuals makes for an engaging, easy-to-read story, but he gives short shrift to the role of international pressure in ending apartheid."
A dynamic yet incomplete account of how apartheid came to be, what it did to those who lived under it and how it ended. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2002

"Though long and sometimes clumsy, Lapierre and Moro's narrative will draw renewed attention to a terrible event."
An overly dramatized but nonetheless absorbing account of the most devastating industrial accident in world history. Read full book review >

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CHILDRENS' GAMES by Janet LaPierre
Released: April 27, 1989

A second story set in the California college town of Port Silva (The Unquiet Grave), where recent high-school grad Dave Tucker has been found on the beach, shot to death. Read full book review >

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FAMILY BUSINESS by Janet LaPierre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Another of LaPierre's complex tales whose strongly rendered characters continue to captivate."
A memorial service for 9/11 victims in the northern California coastal town of Port Silva leaves an aftermath of civil strife and murder. 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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GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE by Janet LaPierre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A jumble of plotlines, characters, and corpses dilutes the thrust of a moderately engrossing puzzle—one much enhanced by its strong evocation of a special place."
The author's locale remains the town of Port Silva in northern California (The Cruel Mother, 1990, etc.), with the focus this time on Charlotte Birdsong, piano teacher, first-class cook, and single mother of 13-year-old Petey. Read full book review >

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FANNY STEVENSON by Alexandra Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Published in a smooth and unobtrusive translation from the French, this book is difficult to put down."
Sprawling over the boundary between biography and fiction, a tale of the passionate adventures of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson (18411918). Read full book review >

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OLD ENEMIES by Janet LaPierre
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A good plot is almost buried under domestic trivia, wolf lore, Katy's social life, and other ramblings—but is partly salvaged by an interesting rural setting, some oddball characters, and a breezy narrative style."
Teacher Meg Halloran (Grandmother's House, 1991, etc.) is indulging 14-year-old daughter Katy's passion for wolves with a trip to a Washington State preserve, to be followed by a visit to Meg's longtime friend in northern California—Lauren Macrae. Read full book review >