Search Results: "François Weil"


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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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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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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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HECTOR AND THE SECRETS OF LOVE by François Lelord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2011

"Told in a wry, ironic, self-deprecating voice that sometimes addresses the reader, Lelord's second novel (Hector and the Search for Happiness, 2010) should intrigue readers of his first."
To analyze love is to find there is no there there. So it seems to Dr. Hector, a French psychiatrist wearied by the daily litanies of floundering romance. Read full book review >

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OF FLIES, MICE, AND MEN by François Jacob
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1999

"If the likes of Jacob remain, there's hope."
A writer of style and substance narrates the transforming events of recent biology in seven inspired essays, neatly translated by Weiss. Read full book review >

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DONNY AND URSULA SAVE THE WORLD by Sharon Weil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A fun, raucous eco-novel."
A comic novel in which an unlikely pair foils a dastardly government plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2000

"Entertaining, thoughtful, and educational."
From a familiar, reputable—if sometimes offbeat—source, a worthwhile discussion of how to formulate a healthy approach to eating. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR GOD by Simone Weil
Released: June 15, 1951

"Check your market for of and follow through with this book."
In this collection of the writings of Simone Weil there is made available to the English speaking public the basic materials forming the spiritual autobiography of his remarkable women. Read full book review >