Search Results: "Jacques Filippi"


BOOK REVIEW

MONTREAL NOIR by John McFetridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Whether it's the quirkiness of the characters, the ingenuity of the puzzles, or the big hearts inside some of the darkest villains, noir's different north of the border. Here's hoping readers will say 'Vive la difference.'"
"Montreal has always been a popular destination for Americans," write McFetridge and Filippi, "though it's definitely nothing like America." These 15 new stories celebrate the differences between us and our northern neighbor. Read full book review >

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TAGGERUNG by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's great fun, and not just for Redwall fans. (Fiction. 10+)"
Otters star in the 14th Redwall adventure (The Legend of Luke, 2000, etc.), holding the line against evil in their make-believe world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"An intriguing example of glasnost in action and an important ufological document opening up rich new veins of exploration for researchers and buffs alike. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Newsworthy brief by ufologist Vallee (Confrontations, 1990, etc.) on how the Iron Curtain hid from Western eyes not only a people in chains but also perhaps a star-fleet's worth of UFOs and their bug-eyed occupants. Read full book review >

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CUISINE ECONOMIQUE by Jacques Pepin
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

TV-chef PÇpin's cookbooks have ranged from the imposing two- volume The Art of Cooking to The Short-Cut Cook (1990), which stooped to unimpressive quickie concoctions using frozen convenience components. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARK by Jacques Leslie
Released: March 16, 1995

"Good snapshots rather than a coherent moving picture. (12 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A journalist's recollection of reporting in Vietnam—and its force in shaping his consciousness. ``I must have been the greenest reporter who ever set foot in Vietnam,'' declares former Los Angeles Times reporter Leslie, who arrived there in 1972, less than four years out of Yale. Read full book review >

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SAVORY STEWS by Jacques Burdick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Sumptuous antidotes to winter, but you'll crave them year- round. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Burdick adds to his homey oeuvre (French Cooking en Famille, not reviewed) with this collection of warm, filling meals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Puts human faces on the often impersonal and obscure college-admissions process."
New York Times education reporter Steinberg demonstrates that character is not always fate for the students who apply to elite Wesleyan University. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN DANCE by Jacques Couvillon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Eleven-year-old Don Schmidt lives on a chicken farm on Horse Island, La. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Lovers of the Redwall and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series will want to read these stories, which will appeal most strongly to Jacques's fans. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Jacques turns his storytelling talents from the world of animal fantasy to the sphere of human and animal monsters in this collection of six weird tales. Read full book review >

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CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN by Brian Jacques
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Zesty, but ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10+)"
Abandoning the world of Redwall, Jacques's (Lord Brocktree, 2000, etc.) newest novel is a treasure hunt, preceded by a seafaring legend. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT-CUT COOK by Jacques Pepin
Released: Nov. 16, 1990

Who is Jacques Pepin and where does he stand? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2011

"Showcases a lifetime of remarkable achievements by the ambassador of French cuisine."
The world-famous chef returns with more than 700 handpicked recipes retooled for the vicissitudes of today's kitchen and garnered from more than 60 years of experience. Read full book review >