Search Results: "Eric Schmitt"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A mildly reassuring argument that, after an expensive and massive effort, terrorism seems on the decline."
Spectacular events such as Osama bin Laden's assassination make headlines, but this book makes a case that intelligence (both tactical and cerebral) leads the battle against international terrorism. Read full book review >

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK IN THE WORLD by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fairy tales and realistic studies happily coexist in this elegant collection."
Eight stories about a variety of women from French playwright/novelist Schmitt (Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran & Oscar and the Lady in Pink, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE AERIALIST by Richard Schmitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2000

"A fine debut novel, from a writer who has avoided the usual clichés and produced a work of genuine originality."
A gritty, solidly detailed first novel, set among traveling circuses and their world-weary "artists" and workingmen: the best novel of its kind since Edward Hoagland's Cat Man (1955). Read full book review >

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"An accomplished first novel that effectively blends folklore with the evening news."
A novel about one old man's fight against the machinations of city hall. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WITH THE BOUQUET by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While all of Schmitt's stories are well worth reading, when an ironic conclusion becomes predictable (à la O. Henry), it subverts its own desire to surprise."
Illuminating stories about the everyday—self-image, problematic relationships, the need for love—marred only by Schmitt's unfortunate tendency to use heavy-handed irony in the stories' conclusions. Read full book review >

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MONKEY BUSINESS by Lois  Schmitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"Despite its title, Schmitt's debut offers few chuckles and fewer simians: the primates whose cages Kristy rattles are strictly human. Reptile and bird fans may enjoy the peeks into a zoo's handling of its less humanoid residents."
An aspiring Long Island journalist probes a killing at a zoo. Read full book review >

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THREE WOMEN IN A MIRROR by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Schmitt's three complex stories are beautifully translated and masterfully written."
Schmitt (Concerto to the Memory of an Angel, 2011, etc.) writes movingly about three women, divided by time and distance, whose lives connect when they attempt to break free of expectations imposed by society. Read full book review >

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THE CAROUSEL OF DESIRE by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Middling literary erotica: not quite Kundera but raw enough to satisfy a curious teenager."
"He had made love to her so well that she hated him": a steamy Belgian bestseller makes its way across the pond. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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PLANET KINDERGARTEN by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Sure to assuage the fears of all astronauts bound for similar missions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A genius way to ease kids into the new adventure that is kindergarten. Read full book review >

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PLANET KINDERGARTEN by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The seamless additions of lessons on cooperation and kindness bring this to a new level, but it can't top the original book for creativity. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ganz-Schmitt and Prigmore continue the space theme and follow the cast and crew from Planet Kindergarten (2014) as they celebrate the 100th day of school and all that they have learned so far. Read full book review >

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IT'S A WONDERFUL DEATH by Sarah J. Schmitt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Fun, funny, and full of life. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Rowena Joy Jones isn't supposed to be dead. Read full book review >