Search Results: "Francine Pellaud"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OGRESS by Francine  Pellaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2012

"Unfortunately, the worthy message is overshadowed by its single-minded, intense delivery, which feels more like propaganda than storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
A heavy-handed allegorical tale about consumerism, fair trade and social conscience. Read full book review >

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I REMEMBER '121' by Francine Haskins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"A fine debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An African American affectionately recalls her childhood on ``S'' Street in Washington, D.C.—neighborhood play, special occasions like the birth of her brother, and celebrations with her big extended family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TURNING by Francine Prose
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Not enough scare there. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Henry James' The Turn of the Screw is the inspiration for this epistolary novel by Francine Prose. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 4, 1994

"Photos and index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
A portrait of the turn-of-the-century explorer, scientist, author, and all-round Norwegian öbermensch. Read full book review >

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GLUTTONY by Francine Prose
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Pretty meager fare, even for a canapé."
A collection of lectures by novelist Prose (Blue Angel, 2000, etc.), part of a series on the Seven Deadly Sins commissioned by the New York Public Library and Oxford Univ. Press (see Joseph Epstein's Envy, p. 892). Read full book review >

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BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES 2005 by Francine Prose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"As promised, promising voices."
Seventeen stories or novel excerpts, chosen by guest editor Prose from, presumably, the most talented among the nation's university writing programs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIONESS by Francine Klagsbrun
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A terrific chronicle of a unique world leader."
An evenhanded new biography of one the larger-than-life Israeli leader. Read full book review >

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PRIMITIVE PEOPLE by Francine Prose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Another winner by a writer who has hit her stride."
Prose's seventh novel (Bigfoot Dreams, 1986, etc.) inspires many a giggle as it relates the odd and fascinating adventures of a Haitian au pair in an eccentric upper-class Hudson Valley household—social satire at its slyest and best. Read full book review >

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BLUE ANGEL by Francine Prose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2000

"An academic comedy of manners as engaging as Richard Russo's Straight Man: Prose once again proves herself one of our great cultural satirists. (Author tour)"
Prose (Guided Tours of Hell . . ., 1997, etc.) returns with a characteristically sly and biting send-up of academia and the political correctness that plagues our days. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"The anchor of tradition, though, and of conformity to Jewish dietary law, makes this a lot more viable than the author's last offering, Francine Prince's New Diet for Life Cookbook (1989)."
What's new (besides the use of the food processor) about the variously Jewish recipes that Prince has devised for this collection? Read full book review >

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BLOWN by Francine Mathews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2005

"Tightly plotted and, aside from occasional infelicities, decently written: '. . . all his rage and love in his face.' But what keeps the pages turning is the tough, tender, often out-gunned, always battling Caroline."
More spooky derring-do from CIA intelligence analyst Caroline Carmichael (The Cutout, 2004) as she tracks the baddest terrorist organization on earth. Read full book review >