Search Results: "George Sand"


BOOK REVIEW

HORACE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"A voice from the past with something still to say."
First English translation of an 1840s novel that switches between a contemporary sensibility and old-fashioned preachiness as it limns the life of that so-very-19th-century phenomenon: a young man from the provinces with little money and high hopes. Read full book review >

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THE MARQUISE and PAULINE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1999

"Sand is an important enough figure to merit posthumous publication and translation, but little here will interest anyone not already very interested in her."
Two novellas by the celebrated 19th-century French novelist, translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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THE WINGS OF COURAGE by George Sand
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"The result is still a leisurely, formally told story, but patient readers will be as absorbed by Clopinet's gentle spirit and profound delight in the natural world as by his occasional transformations. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Written in 1873 and most recently appearing in print in English in the 1930s, this tale of a lame, timorous lad who grows out of his "wings of fear" makes a theatrical coming-of-age story, with fantasy elements and antique, but not cloying, sentiments stirred in. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT-SAND by Gustave Flaubert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 1993

"Caring, private, revealing: a treasure of friendship and a rare exchange enriched by the careful participation of Steegmuller- -more a tactful mediator than an editor—who has turned the correspondence into a work of art."
A charming exchange between two extraordinary writers, from 1866 to 1876, with an illuminating introduction and continuity provided by Steegmuller (A Woman, A Man, and Two Kingdoms, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW I STOPPED BEING A JEW by Shlomo Sand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A very brief book that is sure to raise questions and incite strong reactions."
An Israeli history professor questions the notion of a Jewish identity and the Israeli stance toward their Palestinian neighbors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2012

"Will appeal primarily to specialists or to general readers with an abiding interest in Israel's future."
A Jewish scholar harshly criticizes the founding narrative of the State of Israel. Read full book review >

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DEAR TONI by Cyndi Sand-Eveland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A great addition to middle-grade collections. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The assignment: For 100 days sixth-grader Gene Tucks must write a daily entry in a notebook that will be stored in a time capsule and opened 40 years in the future. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT BARCLAY MEADOW by Wendy Sand Eckel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 28, 2015

"Sadly, attaching a murder mystery to what otherwise would have been a touching tale of a woman's adjustment to single life makes Eckel's debut novel muddier than the Chesapeake."
A discarded wife seeks solace on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Read full book review >

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UNCLE BIGFOOT by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Parental readers as well as children old enough to wonder whether their own family trees sport some peculiar branches will be amused. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A startled lad discovers that his seemingly ordinary family has some uncommon relatives when Uncle Bernie comes for a visit. Read full book review >

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RIDIN’ DINOS WITH BUCK BRONCO by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Dinos and rodeos saddle up perfectly and fans of both will kick back and grin. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Saddle up, it's Dino Rodeo time. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BADGE by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"McClements's sophomore effort is a gem of an environmental intergenerational tale that is sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For 12 generations, the Moss family has maintained an album of Grizzly Scout Greatness. Read full book review >