Search Results: "Marie-Françoise Allain"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Not much here that hasn't been exhaustively discussed in Norman Sherry's three-volume The Life of Graham Greene (1989, 1995, 2004)—or, for that matter, in Allain's own The Other Man: Conversations with Graham Greene (1983)."
Misty remembrances by Greene's late-life French mistress reveal intimate moments but few state secrets. Read full book review >

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A FLEETING SORROW by Françoise Sagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"No advancement of ideas, barely sketched characters that are uniformly egotistical, and a one-idea plot: a novel less fleeting than immediately forgettable."
A slim, shallow, uncompelling day in the life of a rogue who's told that he has six months to live, by the prolific French author (A Reluctant Hero, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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ABOUT WOMEN by Lisa Alther
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Entertaining, informative conversations between two women friends."
Two longtime friends discuss their lives and the world around them. Read full book review >

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FANNY MENDELSSOHN by Françoise Tillard
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"It will take still further scholarship and extended reflection by additional biographers to give us Fanny Mendelssohn in depth, but this is a worthy start. (33 illustrations, not seen)"
An important first stab at the life and works of an underappreciated musical talent. Read full book review >

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ON CAT MOUNTAIN by Françoise Richard
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 1994

"A handsome presentation of a satisfying tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
Sho, servant in the house of a ``nasty'' woman with a face ``as sour as spoiled milk,'' has but one friend: a black cat she calls Secret. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN IN THE ROW BEHIND by Françoise Dorner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"A grim, sharp-edged look at the emotional emptiness of marital intimacy."
Winner of the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman, this unsentimental account of a sexually unhappy young wife is half Madame Bovary, half The Story of O. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE by Françoise Héritier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A reminder of blessings."
A stop-and-smell-the-roses book by a distinguished French anthropologist. Read full book review >

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RAIN-DROP AND PEEK-A-BOO by Sheryl Marie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2010

"A personalized picture book best suited for those who really love rabbits."
Sing-song rhymes accompany charming colorful illustrations in this lively twist on a pet adoption book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARGYLE FOX by Marie Letourneau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Argyle ably demonstrates that if you build it yourself, you and your friends will have a great time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Outdoor playtime can be a challenge, but not for a clever and artistic fox. Read full book review >