Search Results: "France Brassard"


BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE MIXED-UP LETTERS by Deborah Hodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2007

"But ultimately, Hodge's text is missing the depth and feeling of Patricia Polacco's Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A rather shallow treatment of reading difficulties is the focus of Hodge's second work of fiction. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES WE WERE BRAVE by Pat Brisson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Earnest and effective. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan drag on, more families will face the difficult separation that comes with military service. Read full book review >

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CURTAIN UP! by Dirk McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"The Kids' Book of Acting and Stagecraft (2002) or Thomas Schumacher and Jeff Kurtti's How Does the Show Go On (2007). (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a generic but encouraging way, McLean and Brassard take an aspiring (fictional) child actor named Amaya through typical stages from early auditions and rehearsals for a plainly low-budget professional stage production to Opening Night and subsequent rave reviews. Read full book review >

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SIGNS OF YOU by Emily France
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2016

"The Sixth Sense meets The Da Vinci Code for teen readers. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Riley Strout and her three best friends are bound together by loss. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"For such an argument, see John van der Zee's Agony in the Garden (Feb. 2003)."
A flabby account of a dispiriting matter—namely, sexual abuse at the hands of priests. Read full book review >

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HERMITS by Peter France
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

A lively, vivid, and moving history of hermits, religious and secular, and the instincts that drove them to embrace solitude. Read full book review >

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INCUNABULUM by W.N. France
Released: Feb. 15, 2008

"Well-wrought domestic poetry set on an epic scale."
A fine collection of long poetry that follows two families' lives in the American Northeast. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 1992

"Bruisingly detailed: not for the fainthearted."
A plunge into the midnight world of gay sadomasochism and murder-for-kicks that was the playground of Manhattan art dealer Andrew Crispo and his 22-year-old protegÇ Bernard LeGeros. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 22, 2002

"A portrait out of time true to the author's vision about the force of belief."
British travel-writer France (Bad Times in Buenos Aires, 1999) seeks to understand how the Spanish view themselves and their country. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A lucid, urgent updating of Randy Shilts' And the Band Played On (1987) and a fine work of social history."
How scientists and citizens banded together to lift the death sentence from AIDS. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME OF GRATITUDE by Gennady  Aygi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"A well-chosen introduction to the artistic and spiritual forces that shaped a poet."
Warmth and passion infuse a collection of poetry and prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Pochna exhibits a personal charm that must have helped win her some difficult interviews, but the bio often seems disjointed and unpolished. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
European-celeb biographer Pochna writes a serviceable history of Christian Dior on the 50th anniversary of the ``New Look.'' In February 1947 Dior launched a postwar fashion revolution, dubbed the New Look by Harper's Bazaar. Read full book review >