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 >

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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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DEATH IN ROUGH WATER by Francine Mathews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"Refreshing island atmosphere, believable villainy, and down- to-earth sleuthingall combine with a protagonist whose vulnerability sets her apart from her hard-shelled sisters in the genre."
A second Nantucket-based story featuring Merry Folger, detective on the tiny island police force headed by her father, John (Death in the Off-Season, 1994). Read full book review >

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JACK 1939 by Francine Mathews
Released: July 12, 2012

"A bold concept, poorly executed by this veteran thriller writer (Blown, 2005, etc.)."
FDR recruits a young Jack Kennedy to do some sleuthing in Europe on the eve of World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"Too broad to be deep, but sometimes illuminating and always engaging."
A sympathetic though not rigorously scientific exploration of adult sibling relationships, by Klagsbrun (Married People, 1985, etc.). 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 >