Search Results: "Michel Carmona"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2002

"Of much interest to students of urban planning and modern European history."
A plodding but useful life of a man well known to French readers as the architect behind the great plazas, parks, and avenues of Paris. Read full book review >

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ZEE IS NOT SCARED by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2004

"Sleep tight. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Zee (2003) returns for a night's horseplay (okay, zebraplay) with his parents. Read full book review >

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ZEE by Michel Gay
by Michel Gay, illustrated by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"Charming from A to Zee. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anxious for his parents to wake up so he can climb in bed for a snuggle, Zee tries to serve them breakfast in bed. Read full book review >

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RULES OF THE GAME by Michel Leiris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 1991

"Leiris, here, exports less than well."
Leiris (BrisÇes, 1990), best known to American readers through the remarkable autobiographical meditation Manhood (1963), was one of the great midcentury French phenomenologists of the self, a relentless crusher of experience down to crystals ever more fine. Read full book review >

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THE COURAGE CONSORT by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Faber marches on, establishing himself as one of the most versatile fiction writers working today."
Fully drawn characters and arresting premises in three vivid, varied tales, courtesy of the Dutch-born Scottish author best known for his Victorian historical The Crimson Petal and the White (2002). Read full book review >

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THE FIRE GOSPEL by Michel Faber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"'Please, somebody, please finish me'? So saith the potential reader, we prophesy."
Faber (stories: Vanilla Bright Like Eminem, 2007, etc.) takes on Prometheus. Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH OF DREAMING by DeLauné Michel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A promising debut with room to grow."
A troubled Louisiana beauty comes of age in L.A., with the help of a Warren Beatty-esque superstar. Read full book review >

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BORDER CHILD by Michel Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A gripping and politically savvy look at the human impact of current immigration policy and an honest examination of the perils facing desperate immigrants as they travel north."
Losing a child—whether to death, kidnapping, war, or other calamities—is widely recognized as one of life's most traumatic experiences. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER by Michel Houellebecq
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"So is Houellebecq's (really tedious) first novel."
Another highly regarded (and prizewinning) French novel, this 1995 confection delineates the ennui-laden adventures of its unnamed narrator, a disaffected computer expert sent with a colleague from Paris to the provinces, to instruct civil servants in the use of new technology. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Riveting, and absolutely unforgettable."
Imagine a Dickens novel freed of the restraints imposed by Victorian propriety. There's no other way to describe this enthralling melodrama from the British author of Under the Skin (2000). Read full book review >

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PAUL MOVES OUT by Michel Rabagliati
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A growing-into-adulthood story told with lovable buoyancy."
A Montreal art student finds love and a career in an unassuming graphic novel. Read full book review >