Search Results: "Hélène Berr"


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THE JOURNAL OF HÉLÈNE BERR by Hélène Berr
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A worthy addition to Holocaust literature, evoking the sweetness of one life lost and reminding us with urgent clarity how inexorably it was swept under those tragic times."
The journal of a bright young woman who was among the many French Jews funneled through Drancy, the Parisian collection camp, to Nazi death camps. Read full book review >

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Hélène by Phillip Dobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2014

"An operatic, if uneven, novel that offers a fast-paced plot and energetic characters."
A lyric soprano finds love, loss, and vengeance in this first installment of a World War II trilogy. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"A lively ode to the classics, and to the twin delights of mischief and mayhem."
In Blumenfeld's (Teach Yourself Accents: Europe, 2014, etc.) historical novel, duplicity reigns in Bourbon Restoration-era France. Read full book review >

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MARY POPPINS UP, UP AND AWAY by Hélène Druvert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Too thin to fly as either tour or tribute but a memorable showcase nonetheless for a talented French paper artist. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Silhouettes, both printed and laser-cut, add sparkle to a quick tour of London sites and starry skies conducted by Mary Poppins. Read full book review >

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NO SONG, BUT SILENCE by Hélène LeBeau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Surprisingly tedious for so slim a volume."
Small, unengaging debut written from the point of view of an unhappy infant. ``My sorrow is infinitely complicated,'' Fanny, the narrator, tells us. Read full book review >

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REAL MERMAIDS DON'T NEED HIGH HEELS by Hélène Boudreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Frothy fun. (Paranormal adventure. 9-13)"
The adventures of a part-time mermaid continue with more comedy and easy but suspenseful action. Read full book review >

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SPYGLASS by Hélène Deschamps
HISTORY
Released: June 1, 1995

"But the elderly woman readers meet in the epilogue, living mostly in the past, is entitled to a little boasting, and her tale of heroism deserves to be heard. (Autobiography. 12+)"
When the Nazis occupied France, Deschamps, 17, was determined to resist them actively. Read full book review >

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REAL MERMAIDS DON'T WEAR TOE RINGS by Hélène Boudreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A talented writer aims too low but nevertheless produces light fun. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An appealing heroine, zippy prose and a preposterous plot make entertainment for young teens. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2003

"Lee is an old-school journalist, building the story from the ground up. No politicos or academics for her: Rasta is a movement of everyman."
The loose threads of Rasta history, impressively woven into a flag of green, red, and gold by French music journalist Lee. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"A remarkable job of untangling a web that was too complicated for the Soviet leadership itself to understand."
Path-breaking study of the role played by nationalism in the disintegration of the Soviet Union; by d'ncausse (Confiscated Power, 1982), the third woman ever elected to the AcadÇmie Franáaise. Read full book review >

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MARY'S LITTLE DONKEY by Gunhild Sehlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A readable, pleasant story for patient listeners. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this picture-book adaptation of an old Swedish story, Mary befriends the donkey that becomes her transportation from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF LISANDRA P. by Hélène Grémillon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Full of truly unexpected twists and poignant turns, Grémillon's subtly political drama reverberates long after the killer is unmasked."
When a psychoanalyst's wife is murdered, one of his patients is so determined to prove his innocence that she becomes entwined in the case herself in this Argentina-set psychological thriller. Read full book review >