Search Results: "Leïla Brient"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POPPIN PRINCESS by Leïla Brient
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"Perhaps it's not for everyone, but there's a lot to admire. For adults and kids who find it funny, it will be a total gas. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An unusual princess from a faraway land breaks barriers (and wind) in a gorgeously illustrated and humorous fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2010

"Not for everyone, but readers seeking out a truly innovative creative model for literature will plunge down this rabbit hole with abandon."
A Muslim man struggles with culture and identity in the City of Lights in this urbanely complex study by Algerian feminist writer Marouane (The Abductor, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILENCE ON THE SHORES by Leïla Sebbar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Unfortunately, translator Mortimer's labored introduction gilds the lily annoyingly, and the tiny volume's inexplicably high price will probably keep it out of most of the libraries that really ought to have this accomplished writer's graceful and absorbing fiction."
French-Algerian writer Sebbar's limpid 1983 novella weaves backward and forward in time and space to depict the discordant thoughts and painful memories that flood through the consciousness of an Algerian (Mahgrebian) immigrant who's dying—far from the "shores" of his homeland, in France—on the first day of summer. Read full book review >