Search Results: "Francine Basséde"


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GEORGE PAINTS HIS HOUSE by Francine Basséde
Released: March 1, 1999

"EWSLUGp1967. (Picture book. 6-7)"
In a French import that explores emotional and aesthetic responses to color, George the duck (George's Store at the Shore, 1998) tries to settle on a color to paint his house. Read full book review >

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GEORGE'S STORE AT THE SHORE by Francine Basséde
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"In addition, there is some good-humored industriousness involvedthe notion that work can be fun, perhaps especially when it is done among baguettes and the seaside lavender of France. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A counting book with the tang of the south of France; animating the spare text are deceptively simple watercolors. 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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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 >

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

"Terrific new bio of a one of a kind."
The steely Yiddishe bubba (1898-1978) and last of the larger-than-life founders in Israel's creation earns an evenhanded new biography. 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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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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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 >

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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 >