Search Results: "François Weil"


BOOK REVIEW

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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SIMONE WEIL by Francine du Plessix Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2001

"A superbly nuanced portrait of a tortured character."
A lucid portrait of the enigmatic French writer and mystic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"Glossary. (Biography/Picture book. 4-8)"
Mozart's life may lend itself better than any other to a focus on early childhood; his was both well documented and extraordinarily significant. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER HOME by Dorothy Weil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"An engaging tale of growing up around the great rivers of the Midwest—and perhaps one of the last memoirs by someone brought up during the Depression."
Although not a household name even in her hometown of Cincinnati, author and TV producer Weil (Continuing Education, 1979) offers an autobiography of wide appeal, skillfully mixing the story of her extended family with a vivid picture of an era—America from the '30s to the '50s—that seems increasingly exotic. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"A story of dreams and delusions, with more than a soupçon of the pathetic tossed in."
Weil captures the benign madness as Gary Hudson tries to build the first civilian spacecraft. Read full book review >

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LAST TROLLEY FROM BEETHOVENSTRAAT by Grete Weil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Her eye, judgment, compassion, wisdom, and understatement—all produce an extraordinary, valuable, unusual novel."
Godine's Verba Mundi series offers a riveting look at the Holocaust as seen by a young German writer who lives through the war in occupied Holland—where his spirit is crushed and trust in life destroyed. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2014

"As broad as its themes are—touching on political, philosophical and historical divisions—Weil's first novel is rooted in family and fine storytelling; it's an engaging, highly satisfying tale blessed by sensitivity and a gifted imagination."
In a Russian city of the near future, twin brothers struggle with tradition, technology and the growing distance between them in this impressive debut novel. Read full book review >

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SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS by Andrew Weil
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Immensely beneficial information for those seeking a self-galvanized life lift."
Prolific health advisor Weil (Natural Health, Natural Medicine, 2011, etc.) offers a comprehensive roadmap for the prized path to true happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A woman's project to improve her marriage reveals she already has something good right in front of her."
A frank examination of one woman's marriage and how she tried to improve it. Read full book review >