Search Results: "Michel Laub"


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DIARY OF THE FALL by Michel Laub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A spare and meditative story that captures the long aftereffects of tragedy."
A childhood prank gone wrong prompts one man's reckoning with his family's Holocaust history in this recursive, astringent novel, the author's first published in English. Read full book review >

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UPRIGHT BEASTS by Lincoln Michel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A strong debut despite its unevenness."
Michel, an editor at Gigantic and Electric Literature, makes his fiction debut with a collection of stories—all restrained, all strange. Read full book review >

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AMIDST TRAFFIC by Michel Sauret
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A tangled, overpopulated collection that shines only in parts."
An ambitious collection of interwoven short stories about negotiating Christian values in a corrupt, violent world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Michel records his life in only perfunctory detail but still shows how strong the will to survive can be. (Sixteen pages of photographs)"
Personal testimony of a life of extremes, from Auschwitz horrors to American success. 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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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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THAT'S MINE by Michel Van Zeveren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A long, drawn-out setup that leads to a punch line so understated many kids won't get it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Exactly what's inside that little egg left unattended in the mighty jungle? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"The only thing that blows harder than a high Tibetan wind is Peissel himself. (8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Potentially fascinating rambles in remote Tibet are trashed by Peissel's (The Secret War in Tibet, 1973, etc.) chest-thumping and gratuitous opining. Read full book review >

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VANILLA BRIGHT LIKE EMINEM by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Minor work from the author of The Courage Consort (2004, etc.), though animated by a polished, oddly engaging nastiness."
Eccentrics, misfits, sociopaths and outright criminals populate the cosmopolitan (Dutch-born, now Scottish) author's sleek, disturbing, gruesomely funny short stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"In light of the post-Soviet availability of KGB and GRU files, however, he makes a credible, compelling case for a multinational inquiry into the true circumstances of the puzzling crash."
Brun, a French-Canadian pilot with a bent for aeronautical forensics, is the latest to challenge official explanations of the disappearance of Korean Air Lines flight 007 (with 269 aboard) during a 1983 run from Anchorage to Tokyo. Read full book review >