Search Results: "Lilian Duval"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2011

"Achieves the neat trick of presenting moral values in a persuasive and uplifting way without being preachy or boring.
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In this novel by a 9/11 survivor, chance plays a major role in the lives of two best friends—but character plays an even bigger one. Read full book review >

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A CHILD OF RAPE by John duVal
Released: Jan. 15, 2011

"A rollicking, complex read.
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A densely plotted, gay coming-of-age novel starring the talented Erik, whose lengthy history is half hard-boiled Jim Thompson mayhem and half Martha Grimes youthful fantasia, heavily laden with crime, war (both international and domestic), alcoholism and, ultimately, personal triumph. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Well-intentioned but repetitive and too hypothetical."
Political treatise suggesting that the wired and tolerant under-30 "millennials" must apply open-source principles to the process of governance. Read full book review >

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INDEPENDENCE LOST by Kathleen DuVal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2015

"An illuminating history of events, many barely mentioned in history books and none, unlike our Revolution, with happy endings."
An informative and disturbing account of a little-known campaign during the Colonial rebellion. Read full book review >

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A BEAR'S YEAR by Kathy Duval
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A slow, soft read-aloud, good for bedtime or when Bear Snores On is too rowdy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In short rhyming text, a mother bear and her cubs experience a year of changing seasons until it's time to hibernate. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PRINCESS OF MANCHURIA by Lilian Lee
Released: Aug. 22, 1992

"An exotic item well worth a fascinated glance."
In a first translation ever, Lee (pseudonym of Hong Kong writer Li Pik-Wah)—a widely read, prolific author of novels and film scripts—offers a high-colored meld of Wonder Woman postures and the poignancy of forlorn romantic suffering. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2016

"An intensive primer to a complex aspect of a sophisticated philosophy."
A passionate introduction to the practice of Jyotish, an ancient form of astrology rooted in Hinduism that fosters self-exploration while offering guidance and predictions. Read full book review >

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BLUE HOUR by Lilian Pizzichini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2009

"Pizzichini's indulgent wallowing in her subject's excesses leaves the impression that Rhys was little more than the crazy drunk people often took her for."
Atmospheric but sloppily written, skimpily researched biography of the British novelist whose depressed, dependent heroines echoed her own neurasthenia. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A gripping plot and the author's research get buried in backstory, exposition and subplots."
A young woman learns a secret about her past while Columbus plots to explore the world in this historical novel set during the Spanish Inquisition. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BEARS’ CHRISTMAS by Kathy Duval
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"Preschool teachers will want to add this holiday version of 'The Three Bears' to their repertoire of 'just-right' tales for holiday story times. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Christmas Eve at the house of the Three Bears in their little cabin in the woods. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER MIDNIGHT by Lilian Nattel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A marvelous debut and a loving anatomy of the vanished world of the shtetls that merits comparison with the best work of Singer and Sholom Aleichem. (Book-of-the-Month Club/QPB alternate selection)"
A young Canadian writer's brilliant first novel skillfully evokes what Irving Howe called the —World of Our Fathers— and the genius of such literary forerunners and likely influences as Isaac Bashevis Singer. Read full book review >

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THE SINGING FIRE by Lilian Nattel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"Beautifully written, strongly imagined, and deeply felt."
Another marvelous tale steeped in Jewish history and culture, from the author of The River Midnight (1999). Read full book review >