Search Results: "Kendra Pierre-Louis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2012

"A slim but revealing investigation of how 'purchasing green can be good, but buying less is better.'"
Justmeans.com sustainable development editor Pierre-Louis takes a hard look at the new wave of buying "green" products and the hidden detriments behind such seemingly helpful practices. Read full book review >

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RISING STARS by Kendra Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2014

"An impressive foundation for a complex new series."
In this epic-fantasy debut, a group of humans, angels, elves, and a demon work to prevent all-out war in the layered realms of Celestia. Read full book review >

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VIVIEN LEIGH by Kendra Bean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A worthy tribute to an eternally fascinating star."
Sumptuously illustrated life of one of stage and screen's greatest tragic figures, published in time for the centennial of her birth. Read full book review >

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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MESSENGERS OF DEATH by Pierre Magnan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"A pleasantly old-fashioned mystery thriller with quirky charm aplenty. Magnan (Death in the Truffle Wood, 2007, etc.) fashions an intricate landscape of life in a French village while weaving menace and suspense into his tapestry."
Secrets and lies lead to shockingly violent murder in a small French town. Read full book review >

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LUDMILA’S BROKEN ENGLISH by DBC Pierre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2006

"Some of the material might have generated laughs as a five-minute Saturday Night Life 'wild and crazy guys' sketch, but it quickly wears thin as a novel."
Stylistic bravura can't sustain interest in this overextended narrative with an underdeveloped plot. Read full book review >

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EPISODES by Pierre Delattre
Released: July 19, 1993

"Pleasurable but familiar fare that might move younger readers more than older."
Autobiography of a dharma bum, told in one-page vignettes and essays, each focusing on an epiphany of some sort. Read full book review >

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BELUGA by Pierre Béland
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Even Raffi couldn't lighten this tale of woe. (8 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"

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GOODNIGHT UNICORN by Pearl E. Horne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"For unicorn die-hards only—and they'll have to brush their teeth after. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A celebration of unicorns falls squarely under the heading of "camp" in this latest takeoff on Margaret Wise Brown's best known work. Read full book review >

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ON TELEVISION by Pierre Bourdieu
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Bourdieu's work is thus of interest only to the serious scholar of sociology or postmodern cultural criticism, not to the reader looking for a broad, lucid study of the problems of television."
A Frenchman's overly academic look at television that will likely leave most American readers cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTS OUT IN WONDERLAND by DBC Pierre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Considerably more mature than its predecessors, and just as scathingly brilliant with words, but this author is definitely an acquired taste."
Man Booker winner Pierre (Ludmila's Broken English, 2006, etc.) continues on his polarizing way with another extreme adventure, this one undertaken by a narrator who plans to kill himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Regrettably, although his analyses are long on insight and intelligence, Birnbaum is a dry writer, and much of this important volume, despite its many resonances for America's own multicultural debates, is a hard slog."
While France enters the next millennium as an embattled multicultural society, like much of the rest of the West, Birnbaum (Political Science/the Sorbonne; Anti-Semitism in France, not reviewed) ponders the nation's Jews as a weathervane for social change. Read full book review >