Search Results: "Laurent Dubois"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A profound demonstration of what needs to be recognized, reconciled and forgiven if current crises are to be overcome."
A vigorous retelling of Haiti's history intended to revive the promise of the world's first black-led republic. Read full book review >

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DRAW THE LINE by Laurent Linn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"More defiant than its superhero's diaphanous costume portends. Bravo. (Fiction. 12-18)"
At the risk of revealing his closeted sexuality and artistic talent, a Texas wallflower combats small minds. Read full book review >

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MY WILD FAMILY by Laurent Moreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Sure to inspire young readers and listeners to comparisons of their own. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"I have a very special family," claims the unnamed narrator shown in the cover family portrait. Read full book review >

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BETRAYED by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2003

"Not always plausible, but the story grabs, and the pages turn, testimony to the power of the narrative."
From the author of the Lewis Cole mysteries (Killer Waves, 2002, etc.): a hair-raising thriller about Vietnam MIAs who, it turns out, were never more than semi-missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEGRO by W.E.B. DuBois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Important by any standard."
Hot on the heels of David Levering Lewis's second and final volume of his DuBois biography comes this scholarly yet engaged study of the African diaspora, first published in 1915, and left out of the collected DuBois published by The Library of America. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED SHELL by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 1999

"And there are enough sides to his hero to hold your interest."
It's winter in Tyler Beach, New Hampshire. Read full book review >

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SHOUT SCIENCE! by Scott Dubois
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2013

"Though it doesn't take full advantage of its medium, a playful introduction to a trio of core scientific theories. (Requires iOS 6.1+) (iPad informational app. 7-11)"
This app focuses on the research of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) and James Hutton (1726-1797)—not exactly titans on par with Galileo and Newton but unquestionably critical Enlightenment figures. Read full book review >

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BLACK TIDE by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Somebody should tell the guy to lighten up- -after all, he's starring in one of the most sharply plotted mysteries of the season."
Scanning his patch of the New Hampshire shoreline a few days after the Petro Star runs aground and disgorges its refined cargo on the beach, Lewis Cole, the Pentagon bureaucrat who's been pensioned off to Shoreline magazine to keep him quiet about what happened to the rest of his agency, finds a new pollutant: the headless, handless body of a diver. Read full book review >

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CARTWHEEL by Jennifer duBois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A tangled tale that leaves protagonist Lily, and the crime, unilluminated."
A young, white American woman studying overseas is accused of murdering her roommate. She is seen through different prisms in this second novel from duBois (A Partial History of Lost Causes, 2012). Read full book review >

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STORM CELL by Brendan DuBois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Though the plot eventually bogs down in details of civic malfeasance, nobody is better than DuBois at kicking his reluctant hero into action or at rooting every complication in something that feels disconcertingly like the normal rhythms of life outside the justice system."
His 10th case drives a deep wedge—make that several wedges—between former government research analyst Lewis Cole and his long-standing comrade in arms Felix Tinios. Read full book review >

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I Lost My Child To Cancer by Shelly Dubois
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A painful, uplifting, and beautiful meditation on loss and recovery."
A mother discusses the loss of her daughter to cancer and her own emotional healing in the aftermath. Read full book review >