Search Results: "Les Krantz"


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"Well-conceived and easily navigated; not quite comprehensive, but a great place to start."
A thorough, well-designed overview of—yes, 50 days in the truncated presidency of John Kennedy, which began 50 years ago. Read full book review >

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LES MISÉRABLES by Victor Hugo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"An epic muddle, all in all. (Graphic fiction. 10-13)"
In typically buoyant cartoons, Williams presents a précis of Hugo's epic. Read full book review >

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LES PAUL by Mary Shaughnessy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 1993

"Packed with fascinating detail and researched with loving thoroughness (Shaughnessy includes a complete Paul discography): a rock-music-lover's delight. (Photos—not seen.)"
Who made the guitar a solo instrument? Read full book review >

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LES LIAISONS CULINAIRES by Andreas Staikos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"If the ménage seems too harebrained and frivolous, try the rabbit stew with some rocket salad."
What to do with a cookbook disguised as a novel? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Despite the gossipy bits, the research is impressive, and Sebba offers balance to the plethora of war histories featuring the roles of men. The book has ample material for lively discussion in women's studies classes."
An extensively researched cultural history of Paris from 1939 to 1949, covering events leading to the fall of Paris, its occupation by the Nazis, and the early postwar years. Read full book review >

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LES & RONNIE STEP OUT by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This odd couple doesn't need any lessons on friendship, though perhaps they could use some pointers on safe skateboarding. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Type-A personality learns to walk in someone else's shoes (literally!) after an accident. Read full book review >

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VICTOR HUGO'S LES MISÉRABLES by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2013

"Just the ticket for the tot who's applying early-early-early-early-early decision to Harvard; better hope the RAs will change diapers. (Board book. 1-3)"
The melodramatic French novel of sin and redemption set against various backdrops of unrest is boiled down to 12 words. Read full book review >

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LES BELLES IMAGES by Simone de Beauvoir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 1967

"However the book has been extremely successful in France and it is easy to see why: it's as glossy as a cover of Elle and its fashionable doubt and despair may seduce that second sex."
She's lovely, she's loved, she's unhappy. Read full book review >

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THE JEWELS OF TESSA KENT by Judith Krantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1998

"Not as much of a tear-jerker as one might expect, but with lots of Krantz's signature glamour. (Literary Guild main selection and Doubleday Book Club; TV satellite tour)"
A nice soapy title for a nice soapy Krantz: the author's usual up-market labels mixed with a little mother-daughter drama and some heart-wrenching terminal illness. Read full book review >

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SCRUPLES TWO by Judith Krantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Pure, delicious fun. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for August)"
Krantz gives fans another dizzying spin around the glitter world of high fashion, hot sex, and Hollywood, picking up in 1978 with a pregnant Billy Ikehorn (of Scruples, 1977) the night after her new husband, Italian producer Vito Orsini, wins the Oscar (but, of course). Read full book review >

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SPRING COLLECTION by Judith Krantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1996

"Par for Krantz's own diamond-encrusted runway. (Literary Guild main selection)"
The glittery new frock in Krantz's own extensive collection (Scruples Two, 1992, etc.) is a romp-for-all-seasons (not just spring)—an in-depth probe into the behind-the-scenes world of high fashion, with plenty of forays into satin-sheeted beds and the hidden pleasures of the city of lights and love. Read full book review >