Search Results: "Linda Coverdale"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2009

"A telling report and a substantive addition to the literature of humanitarian aid and ethnic violence."
A searching companion to Libération correspondent Hatzfeld's Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak (2005), recounting events in Rwanda 15 years after the spasm of ethnic violence that left untold dead in its wake. Read full book review >

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MASSACRE RIVER by René Philoctète
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"Philoctète's work is not an easy read; although dense with footnotes, for those unfamiliar with the history of the Dominican Republic, the story will remain somewhat opaque."
A haunting, if unsatisfying, novel of the 1937 massacre of Haitians living on the Dominican border. Read full book review >

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UNDERCURRENTS by Marie Darrieussecq
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A beautifully constructed little nightmare: Darrieussecq's best yet."
A woman "kidnaps" her young daughter—or so it initially appears—in this skillfully understated third novel from the young French author of Pig Tales (1997) and My Phantom Husband (1999). Read full book review >

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LA PETITE by Michèle Halberstadt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"A haunting story with a triumphant conclusion."
Touching glimpse of a young life nearly lost and then redeemed. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING by Jean Echenoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"They glitter, but don't expect more."
The latest, very short novel from the French Echenoz profiles the eccentric genius of electrical engineering, Nikola Tesla. Read full book review >

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LIFE LAID BARE by Jean Hatzfeld
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Hatzfeld is to be commended for helping to preserve crucial eyewitness testimony and for sharing it with what one hopes will be a very large audience."
Arresting firsthand accounts of the 1994 Rwandan genocide from 14 men, women and children who survived the weeks of slaughter. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2006

"By turns delightful and frustrating."
Uneven follow-up to the Oprah-blessed hit Stolen Lives (2001). Read full book review >

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VIVIANE by Julia Deck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"At one point, even the baby is 'trying to solve the mystery of causes and consequences,' which puzzled readers will immediately find relatable."
This debut by a French novelist puts a mystery inside a narrative puzzle. Read full book review >

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THE CONSOLATIONS OF THE FOREST by Sylvain Tesson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Moving, wise and profound."
A French journalist's eloquently philosophical diary of the six months he spent fulfilling his dream to "live as a hermit deep in the woods" of Siberia. Read full book review >

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LIVES OTHER THAN MY OWN by Emmanuel Carrère
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"When it's about other people, this book often soars, but the somewhat self-satisfied autobiographical 'I' keeps dragging it back down."
The latest from French writer/filmmaker Carrère (My Life as a Russian Novel, 2010, etc.) is an awkward but intermittently touching hybrid of novel and autobiography. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2005

"Of the utmost importance. A trove for future historians and ethnographers seeking to explain the mechanics of genocide, and eye-opening, sobering reading for the rest of us."
Frontline reportage from one of the world's more recent genocides, as narrated by the foot soldiers who perpetrated it. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTE PERFECTION OF CRIME by Tanguy Viel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 27, 2003

"And asking the cover price for 130 pages of such thin gruel might just be the absolute perfection of chutzpah."
They call themselves a crime family, but that's hyperbole: They're nickel-and-dimers, and they know it. Read full book review >