Search Results: "Jean-Vincent Sénac"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Despite deliberately pared-down, somewhat stilted language, a well-organized work that would make an indispensable supplement for students of the period."
A tightly focused, fresh appraisal of the shrewd, ambitious minister for King Louis XIII. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Blanchard's style, broad knowledge of France, and scholarly research in the legion's archives make this a detailed and fascinating book of French history."
The history and philosophy of the French Foreign Legion. Read full book review >

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THE MOON OF THE WINTER BIRD by Vincent Nasta
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 19, 1970

"Looser and less obviously useful than some of its predecessors, this has nevertheless a unique lesson: out of his element the sparrow retains his sense of the seasonal cycle."
The song sparrow in the Ohio dooryard in December has become a winter bird inadvertently: "his inner signal (to migrate) had not functioned." Read full book review >

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WHO'S HIDING WITH PENGUIN? by Vincent Mathy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sturdier in construction than geography. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals play hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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BRAVE NEW GIRL by Rachel Vincent
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 9, 2017

"Adds nothing new to a crowded genre. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
After a chance encounter with a boy, a girl discovers secrets about herself and her society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Thanks to Vincent, readers will want to go straight to the art for a good, hard look. (8 pages color illustrations)"
A probing, top-flight study of Ralph Albert Blakelock's difficult life (1847-1919) and visionary art, from playwright and art journalist Vincent. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON CONNECTION by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Talk about something for everyone."
One year after the East Hampton Town Police were closing in on him and his foster father, hard-pressed commercial fisherman Job Ryan, for seagoing pickups of mysterious packages on behalf of even more mysterious clients, Bill Ryan seems to have recovered nicely. Read full book review >

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Reception by L.M. Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2016

"A well-engineered farce with some problematic characterization."
In this comic novel set in 1981, a pre-wedding reception with a spiked punch bowl leads to revelations among a group of old friends and acquaintances. Read full book review >

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A SLEPYNG HOUND TO WAKE by Vincent McCaffrey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"The strong mystery is woven into a slow-paced, philosophical discussion of the painful demise of those special bookstores whose nooks and crannies once yielded fabulous finds."
A bookhound has too many women interested in him and too many problems to solve. Read full book review >

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AS CATCH CAN by Vincent Zandri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Overwrought, but redeemed by a lonely hero with an unusual perspective on human depravity. (Author tour)"
A melodramatic but satisfying by-the-numbers debut thriller pits a brooding, middle-aged New York prison warden on the trail of an escaped murderer. Read full book review >

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THE CAUSE by Roderick Vincent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"An original voice launches this brooding, high-stakes series."
A new CIA field operative joins a Black Ops training program whose leaders have targeted the government of a near-future America in Vincent's debut dystopian thriller. Read full book review >

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A CRIME AND A CURSE by Vincent Macraven
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"A ghastly detective story and a macabre parable that should accommodate genre fans with a nightmare or two."
Macraven's (Testament of the Dead, 2014, etc.) latest horror outing is a two-story collection that delves into the dark hearts of people whose depravity includes murder and black magic. Read full book review >