Search Results: "Lucien Lazare"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1996

"The controversy, however, does nothing to diminish Lazare's accomplishment in bringing to light an important episode in the history of the 20th century. (Author tour)"
A challenge to traditional views of Jewish passivity in the face of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN by Kazu Kibuishi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A page-turner that gives the heroic Stonekeepers plenty of chances to show their stuff and moves the main story along an inch or two. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Wraithlike attackers force a mass evacuation and a cryptic prophecy's meaning begins to clear in this headlong continuation of Kibuishi's deservedly popular series. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 2012

"An engaging mystery about lost-Nazi war loot and contemporary murders that recalls other popular international thrillers of the past decade."
In Pearce's thriller, a man caught in the middle of a search for World War II war treasures and a murder plot finds himself re-examining his own past tragedies. Read full book review >

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Toward a Balanced Message by Lucien Bracquemont
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2015

"An attempt to rally Christians against hypocrisy and greed that gets lost in political debates."
A debut book examines the increasing divide between conservatives and liberals among Christians and in the nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2001

"Lazare sings one note, and it's shrill."
Inspired by the 2000 presidential-election debacle, Lazare issues another polemic on the breakdown of American democracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Intriguing, maddening, novel, inspiring, romantic, and hopelessly utopian."
A brisk assessment of the ills of the American city with suggested remedies that range from problematic to quixotic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1996

"A British backbencher would be amused by the suggestion that parliamentary government is efficient and democratic, as would an American by the author's asserting the moral authority of the House of Representatives. (Author tour)"
With breathtaking oversimplification, Lazare, New York editor of In These Times, reduces America's problems to the inefficiencies wrought by its Constitution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR EYES by Celeste Conway
Released: March 20, 2012

"Whether Lucien is a victim or a predator is up to readers to interpret, but either way, it's hard to imagine anyone rooting for these two. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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DARK COMPANION by Marta Acosta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Acosta's savvy take on sexist vampire traditions is refreshing even if much of its bracing astringency gets lost in the melodramatic resolution. Young readers won't mind, and all can look forward to the inevitable sequel. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This enjoyable, chick-lit update of undead culture gives vampires and their victims a long-overdue makeover. It's a breath of fresh air in a genre marked by creaky gender relations and unchallenged class stratification. Read full book review >

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A CHILD’S BOOK OF TRUE CRIME by Chloe Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2002

"Sometimes a bit heavy on the atmosphere but nonetheless an affecting thriller that mixes just the right gothic chills with erotically charged suspense."
An erotic and creepy debut about an Australian teacher who tempts fate by sleeping with the father of one of her students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"A fresh piece of turbulent French history."
Napoleon's recalcitrant, republican younger brother has his say in this lively reconstruction of the Bonaparte family's accession to power. Read full book review >

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TICKET HOME by James Michael Pratt
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Heartfelt but without the emotional punch of Pratt's previous work."
Once again celebrating the Greatest Generation, Pratt (The Lighthouse Keeper, p. 12, etc.) charts another love story, this time about twin brothers who worship the same woman. Read full book review >