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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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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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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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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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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DEATH DUTIES by Janet LaPierre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"Lush prose, hard-edged, complex characters, and a good measure of wry humor: another rich entry in the Port Silva series (Keepers, 2001, etc.)."
Verity Mackeller reopens some ugly wounds when her old Port Silva soccer coach, Andy Larson, dies and leaves his daughter Verity's old soccer teammate, Chris, with a last request: clear his father's name. 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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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 >

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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 >