Search Results: "Louise August"


BOOK REVIEW

AUGUST by Romina Paula
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Paula's English-language debut is almost impossible to put down: moody, atmospheric, at times cinematic, her novel is indicative of a fresh and fiery talent with, hopefully, more to come."
A young woman returns home five years after her best friend's suicide. Read full book review >

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LOUISE by Louise Krug
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are fine moments here, but also considerable padding, so that, like so many other books, this is really a magazine article—interesting and readable, but an article all the same."
Memoir of a life turned upside down by illness. Read full book review >

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IN THE MONTH OF KISLEV by Nina Jaffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A winning tale, unusually well told and presented. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Mendel the peddler and his hard-working wife are so poor they can't buy a single potato for Hanukkah but, miraculously, their daughters fall asleep contented each night after smelling the delicious aroma of latkes emanating from the home of Feivel the merchant. Read full book review >

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SUNDAY POTATOES, MONDAY POTATOES by Vicky Shiefman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 1994

"A winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In what looks, in August's vibrant linoleum cuts, like long- ago Eastern Europe, one poor family has nothing to eat but the potatoes they grow. Read full book review >

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MY LOUISE by David Collins
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Artistically rather bumpy, but Collins's earnestness will touch most readers all the same."
Collins's debut memoir chronicles his wife's losing battle with breast cancer and his subsequent struggle to raise their two-year-old daughter alone. Read full book review >

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PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"An ode to reading that raises too many concerns. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl sets out on a solitary walk to a surprise destination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUGUST HEAT by Andrea Camilleri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Despite its noirish undertones, the perfect beach read for those lucky enough to have found suitable accommodations."
The victim in Inspector Salvo Montalbano's tenth case (The Paper Moon, 2008, etc.) has been waiting six years in a chest in an illegally constructed apartment. Read full book review >

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AUGUST, OCTOBER by Andrés Barba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"This is a coming-of-age novel that can be captivating and possesses many strengths but an equal—perhaps greater—number of weaknesses."
Fourteen-year-old Tomás' life changes forever while on a beach vacation with his family in award-winning Spanish writer Barba's (Rain Over Madrid, 2014, etc.) newly translated novel. Read full book review >

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AUGUST FROST by Monique Roffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"An oddly moving and poignant tale, unfortunately marred by an amorphous beginning and a pace far too leisurely."
Trinidadian-born Roffey debuts with a strange and magical tale about a young London man's metamorphosis—literally—into an adult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A celebration of traditional family values and reconciliation."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Walsh (Sammy in the Sky, 2011) explores the ties that bound her own family despite death and desertion. Read full book review >

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AUGUST NIGHTS by Patricia Wallace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sydney's hardcover debut is a pleasant if conventional reconstruct-the-crime outing."
San Diego p.i. Read full book review >