Search Results: "Euan Cameron"


BOOK REVIEW

LOST BODIES by François Gantheret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pleasantly simple language, stark imagery and a surprisingly hopeful tone play nicely off each other in this promising, though quiet, debut novel."
A man and a woman, each ruined in their own ways by a brutal North African prison camp, find solace in each other and embark on a difficult emotional journey. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL, MY ONLY ONE by Antoine Audouard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2004

"The story is much better told in Helen Waddell's deservedly popular 1933 classic Peter Abelard."
One of history's great loves is reexamined by a former French publishing executive. Read full book review >

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THE GATE by François Bizot
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"Heartbreaking and terrifying: a superb account of the madness of war, and of a people's wholesale self-destruction."
Breathtaking memoir by a young French scholar who twice managed to escape from the clutches of the Khmer Rouge as the Cambodian genocide was unfolding. Read full book review >

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SO YOU DON'T GET LOST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Patrick Modiano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Lyrical and portentous—and sometimes even 'dreary and threatening,' as Daragne describes the voice at the other end of the line. Vintage Modiano, and a pleasure for fans of neonoir fiction."
Claustrophobic, moody, none-more-noir novel by French Nobel Prize winner Modiano (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN A HURRY by Paul Morand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A compulsive traveler himself, Morand may have found this vicarious exercise in unfettered movement an amusing way to pass the time amid the constraints of war and occupation, but it's not an easily shared pleasure."
Sometime after World War I in France, a compulsively restless antiquarian plies his trade, marries, and contemplates fatherhood in this modern fable. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While it can get bogged down in the minutiae of camera angles, set details, and the tedium of production, this is an illuminating, long-overdue book about the man who taught the world how to make a good film."
Curtis (Spencer Tracy, 2011, etc.) details just about every aspect of director and film production designer William Cameron Menzies (1896-1957).Read full book review >

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CAMERON AND THE GIRLS by Edward Averett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Complex questions are carefully presented but answered too simply in this nevertheless intriguing exploration. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In an engaging if predictable cautionary tale, 14-year-old Cameron stops taking medications for his schizophreniform disorder and finds that his choice brings unwanted consequences. Read full book review >

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CAN'T-DANCE-CAMERON by Emily Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Lovely to look at—and just kooky enough to keep readers engaged for the hoary message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can Cameron kick up a capercaillie ceilidh—a shindig, that is, a hoedown, a bird hop—in the ancient evergreen woodlands under the Cairngorms, or is he a grouse with two left feet? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Not much here that hasn't been exhaustively discussed in Norman Sherry's three-volume The Life of Graham Greene (1989, 1995, 2004)—or, for that matter, in Allain's own The Other Man: Conversations with Graham Greene (1983)."
Misty remembrances by Greene's late-life French mistress reveal intimate moments but few state secrets. Read full book review >

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THE NOTATIONS OF COOPER CAMERON by Jane O'Reilly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Intricate, meticulous, unforgettable. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-13)"
An attentive observer and methodical worrier, soon-to-be-sixth-grader Cooper Cameron learns about resilience as he works to protect those he loves most. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Rich with detail and emotion, a sophisticated read for teens and adults alike. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, this lesbian coming-of-age story runs the gamut from heart-rending to triumphant, epic to mundane. Read full book review >