Search Results: "Lucie Whitehouse"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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MOBILE LIBRARY by David Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"An offbeat narrative that struggles to gain traction with adult readers."
A precocious 12-year-old boy joins a cast of quirky characters in this surprising adventure novel. 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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Whitehouse takes readers on a richly rewarding journey through space and time in this scientific travelogue."
In the spirit of Jules Verne's popular classic Journey to the Center of the Earth, Royal Astronomical Society fellow Whitehouse (The Sun: A Biography, 2005, etc.) describes how modern advances in geology provide insight into the evolution and dynamic structure of the Earth. Read full book review >

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BED by David Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"While the reader may ask—why?—the journey to the answers is remarkable, nuanced and coy."
The story of two brothers at odds over how to live their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"With Slavin's fabulous pen-and-ink lines to complement the action, this title is pure unadulterated fun; readers will mourn the end of the trilogy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rollicking, raucous, madcap, crazy fun best describes this conclusion of the Mad Adventures of Emmaline and Rubberbones. Read full book review >