Search Results: "Lucie Papineau"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCIE by Amalie Skram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2002

"An exemplary work of scholarly rediscovery."
This fluent translation makes available one of the little-known classics of Norwegian fiction: a vividly detailed, subtly accusatory study of the catastrophic pairing of two irreconcilable opposites: avatars and victims of a sexist, class-obsessed society. Read full book review >

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THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Lucie Papineau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A strong, unusual addition to the biography shelf. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Cyprien-Noé Cyr was born to a poor farming family in a small Quebec village that had no idea one of their own would one day attain worldwide fame. Read full book review >

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LUCIE AUBRAC by Siân Rees
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2016

"A refreshing addition to World War II literature."
This biography illuminates for an English-speaking audience the lives of Lucie and Raymond Aubrac, heroes of the French Resistance of World War II. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS EVE MAGIC by Lucie Papineau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This simplified interpretation of the Dickensian tale may help children understand the plot structure before seeing a performance of the play, but otherwise there's little magic here. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Barton is an unhappy porcine version of Scrooge in this story that parallels the plot of A Christmas Carol, but on a simpler level and with an all-animal cast. Read full book review >

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LULU’S PAJAMAS by Lucie Papineau
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A charmer. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lulu, a very young mouse, has the best mama and papa in the world and a pet ladybug named Lili-poo. Read full book review >

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APPLES AND ROBINS by Lucie Felix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This very simple seasonal turn invites viewers to look afresh at shapes and colors and changes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this cozy import, inventively placed cutouts on alternate pages turn geometric abstractions into apples, birds, a birdhouse, and other outdoorsy sights. Read full book review >

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KEEP YOU CLOSE by Lucie Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A first-rate psychological thriller about the decisions we make that forever define us."
A woman retraces an estranged friend's last days following her seemingly accidental death. Read full book review >

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AUSCHWITZ by Lucie Adelsberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

"It is a notable addition to the list of testimonies available in English about that darkest period of human history. (illustrations, not seen)"
A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve. Read full book review >

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GIVE AND TAKE by Lucie Félix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Simple exercises to enhance fine-motor development and build shape recognition. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
Placing big, die-cut geometric shapes into appropriately shaped niches reinforces several simple concepts in this minimalist import. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE AT MIDNIGHT by Lucie Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"A somewhat tiresome story."
A debut novel by London resident Whitehouse that follows a group of friends through one traumatic year that threatens to tear their circle apart. Read full book review >

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BEFORE WE MET by Lucie Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Astute readers will pick up on clues that things aren't right before the hapless Hannah, but they'll still enjoy this well-drawn, taught thriller all the way to the end."
Whitehouse's latest (The House at Midnight, 2008, etc.) examines the relationship between two newlyweds following the husband's disappearance; the wife knows little about his past. Read full book review >

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OUTWITTING THE GESTAPO by Lucie Aubrac
NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 1993

"A breathtaking account that feeds the soul as much as it satisfies the appetite for vicarious danger. (Seven b&w photographs—not seen)"
A suspenseful rendering of Aubrac's experiences as a French Resistance fighter during WW II. Read full book review >