Search Results: "Mark St. Germain"


BOOK REVIEW

THREE CUPS by April Willy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A good introduction that should be paired with some other books to round out and develop kids' understanding of money and allowances. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Three mismatched teacups from the cupboard are not exactly what a 5-year-old boy hopes to receive for a birthday gift, but with some parental guidance, they help set them on a path to sound financial well-being. Read full book review >

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A STONE OF HOPE by Jim St. Germain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2017

"An affecting and earnest testimonial to the power of a humane criminal system built on rehabilitation more than punishment."
A young African-American man's memoir of a life of crime redirected. Read full book review >

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SON OF A GUN by Justin St. Germain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An above-average personal narrative that takes a hard look at the aftermath of violence."
A taut, grim memoir weighing Western mythology against a family tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COMMITTEE by Sun’allah Ibrahim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"This eerie updating of Kafka's classic fable The Trial possesses both uncanny contemporary relevance and, in its surreal climax and dénouement, tremendous narrative and symbolic force."
In this disturbing allegorical novel (first published in 1981), the acclaimed Egyptian author who seems poised to inherit the mantle of Naguib Mahfouz traces a nameless narrator's victimization by an indistinct judicial authority known only as "the committee." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"A wryly spun tale of waning warriors."
Amusing and poignant journal of the author's first-ever season in organized football—at age 39. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF NIGHTS by Sylvie Germain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Sometimes short on inner energy, but, overall, a gloriously beautiful, gem-studded tapestry of human desire and suffering."
Germain's sixth book is her first to appear in English: a poetic saga that sweeps its way through a century of French history by following the generations of a symbol-rich family. Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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MARK HELPRIN
by Rhett Morgan

In both his travels and his writing, novelist Mark Helprin purposefully avoids the well-known icons and emblems associated with Paris, opting instead for everyday suburban streets and lesser-known architectural gems like the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière. “That’s one of the reasons that Paris is so beautiful,” the author of Paris in the Present Tense points out. “They’ve taken such great ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF TOBIAS by Sylvie Germain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2000

"An acquired taste, her ineffably odd books are nevertheless highly accomplished performances."
The most recent (1998) of Germain's highly charged Gothic antiromances set in the French countryside (close kin to her The Book of Nights and Night of Amber) is a quirky retelling of the biblical apocryphal tale of Tobias. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF AMBER by Sylvie Germain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Night of Amber and its equally brilliant predecessor together comprise one of the most remarkably inventive French fictions since the heyday of Mauriac, Sartre, and Camus."
Night Of Amber ($23.95; Sept. 30; 336 pp.; 1-56792-090-X). Read full book review >