Search Results: "Francesca Segal"


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THE INNOCENTS by Francesca Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Even if the plot and themes are second-hand, this is an emotionally and intellectually astute debut."
Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence gets a reboot in this novel set in a present-day London Jewish enclave. Read full book review >

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THE AWKWARD AGE by Francesca Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"In finely wrought prose, with characters who seem to walk beside us and speak aloud, Segal's latest novel is a sympathetic portrait of the difficulties in finding love and raising teenagers."
A novel about the trials and tribulations of family life. Read full book review >

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FAR FAR AWAY! by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Hilarious scenes of the little pig with his very porcine snout and corkscrew tail anthropomorphically riding in a grocery cart, astride a bike, tucked in a sleeping bag and dwarfed by a parka add layers of humor and charm to this otherwise simple story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A piglet's plan to run away gives the familiar home/away/home theme new meaning. Read full book review >

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ALISTAIR AND KIP’S GREAT ADVENTURE! by John Segal
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Even pre-readers will have no trouble following along on this up-and-down ride. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Segal pairs an impulsive cat and a hesitant dog on a quick but exciting nautical outing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Segal's analysis begins to fill a tremendous void in the literature and will be a welcome change to depressing and damaging stereotypes that depict all men as savage sexual beings and women as unwitting victims."
A fresh and welcome feminist perspective on the place and value of heterosexual sex in society. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 2016

"A brief but comprehensive and enthusiastic guide to conducting thorough, legal investigations."
A manual for readers interested in tracking down facts that others might prefer to keep hidden. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS PACKAGE by Francesca Chessa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Deeply textured and richly colored, they capture the flavors and resiliency of childhood daydreams and imbue the world of Charlie and Frances with an endearing simplicity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Chessa tells a simple story of two children, Charlie and Frances, whose parents have received a large package in the mail. Read full book review >

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HOLLY’S RED BOOTS by Francesca Chessa
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The seamless combination of art and text will be rollicking fun for young readers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Holly wants to make a snowman, but cannot find her red boots to keep her feet dry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"With contemporary black-and-white photographs. (index) (Biography. 12-15)"
This well-constructed if somewhat overwritten collective biography profiles eight Jewish women of this century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2007

"A self-promotion guide that is packed with solid instruction yet remains upbeat."
Public-relations consultant and marketing strategist Segal shares ideas to generate publicity and provide a competitive edge in real estate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Plausible, well-supported prophecies."
Incisive but dispassionate speculations about the future, come 1997 and beyond, of Britain's last vestige of glory and empire as Hong Kong reunites with China. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF COMEDY by Erich Segal
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"If only every writer so smart were so engaging."
Segal—yes, he of Love Story and, if you didn't know, a fellow at Oxford—turns his attentions to literary criticism in this survey of comic theater from the ancient Greeks to a humorless Irishman. Read full book review >