Search Results: "François Robert"


BOOK REVIEW

FIND A FACE by François Robert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Stephen Johnson's Alphabet City (1995) to see their world through new eyes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Striking a blow for animists everywhere, the authors find faces—wonderfully expressive ones, too—in such common household or industrial items as cheese-graters, clamps, a cookie-cutter, a chair, and a mop. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2014

"A bright, absorbing account of a short period in history that still resounds today."
Furstenberg (History/Johns Hopkins Univ.; In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation, 2007) expands the historical outlook of the 18th century's great upheavals and shows the global effects of the Enlightenment. Read full book review >

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FAMILY TREES by François Weil
Released: April 30, 2013

"Weil convincingly delineates the fact that origins matter; they fill many needs, from the noble to the nasty."
A genealogy of American genealogy. Read full book review >

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THE SHEEP GO ON STRIKE by Jean-François Dumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2014

"Dumont's lesson can run shallow or deep, but it is a winner either way. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the sheep go on strike, this French farmyard finds a national tradition has crossed species. Read full book review >

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BIRD CHILD by Nan Forler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"This is a sensitive account through an empowered youngster's eyes, significantly more abstract than Say Something, by Peggy Moss, illustrated by Lea Lyon (2004), but covering much the same emotional turf. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Eliza learns a powerful truth from her mother, which she draws on when a classmate is victimized. Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY AND THE TESTAMENT by François Villon
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"An enjoyable romp through the mind of one of France's funniest, most dissolute, and most affecting sons."
Villon, the enfant terrible of medieval France, is best known for The Legacy and The Testament, two long lyrics that he completed just before being exiled from Paris in 1462 for stabbing an attorney. Read full book review >

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MEMOIR IN TWO VOICES by François Mitterrand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1996

"But private thoughts on significant public issues abound."
A dialogue between two friends who have been prominent 20th- century figures on such topics as wide-ranging as childhood, faith, war, and literature. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

"But it does reveal a complete and satisfying picture of a complex age of transition for Western Europe."
Duchàne, Monnet's aide and a correspondent for The Economist, here sets out to chart the remarkable, if somewhat obscure, life of the architect of the European Community and also—a lesser-known fact—of America's wartime munitions effort. Read full book review >

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NORWAY 1940 by François Kersaudy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"An ironic, biting account of an episode as deplorable for its deceit as for its incompetence. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A lively look at one of the sideshows of WW II—the Nazi invasion of Norway as Britain stood by—from Kersaudy (History/Sorbonne and Oxford). Read full book review >

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NEVER CATCH A COLD by André François
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A bit of Gallic foolery, just in time for cold season. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A small, witty portrait gallery of colds, originally composed in French for a pharmaceutical company's ad campaign. Read full book review >