Search Results: "Michel Stone"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE IGUANA TREE by Michel Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2012

"A haunting tale of hope and heartbreak."
Stone's debut literary fiction gives face and spirit, emotion and character, to those braving the deadly trail across our southern border, seeking only to find work, living only to be pursued as illegal immigrants. Read full book review >

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MICHEL FOUCAULT by Didier Eribon
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Superbly written and carefully documented: Eribon has managed to provide a scholarly exegesis of Foucault that will also serve as a good introduction for the lay reader."
A meticulous and authoritative biography of the influential French philosopher and historian, by an editor at Le Nouvel Observateur who was closely acquainted with Foucault during his later years. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF SAINT-MICHEL by Jake Lamar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"Lamar (Rendezvous Eighteenth, 2003, etc.) writes of Paris with charm and authority, but his storytelling tends to waver."
Hugger-muggery and some heavy breathing among the African American ex-pats in Paris's lively 18th Arrondissement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Riordan's biography has few such saving graces. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Despite its title, the aging enfant terrible of America takes few hits from the friendly fire of this overly authorized biography. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF MICHEL FOUCAULT by James Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1993

"A riveting portrait marred only by occasional lapses into redundancy, and likely to spur even greater interest—both within and outside the university—in the writings of this influential, enigmatic man."
Revelatory, well-written account of the controversial life and writings of French historian and philosopher Foucault. Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF MICHEL FOUCAULT by David Macey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1994

"A cautious and respectful study—avoiding luridness and gossip while preserving its subject's dignity—that Foucault himself might have authorized."
Elusive and private, ``the lives'' of Michel Foucault (1926- 84) include the many public roles that he assumed—as philosopher, academic, historian, political activist, and homosexual—roles that both reflected and helped shape the character of postwar France. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE by Ena Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Clayton's endearing senses of loyalty to and responsibility for both family and friends is the undercurrent that gives this story depth and sets it apart from the rest. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Thirty-six hours and one intercepted phone call from the president of the United States is all it takes for 12-year-old Clayton Stone to go from an average, lacrosse-playing seventh-grader to secret agent for the U.S. Special Service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STONE UPON STONE by Wieslaw Mysliwski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Joyously anchored in the physical world, steeped in storytelling, a delight from start to finish."
Epic novel of rural Poland from two-time Nike Prize winner Mysliwski (The Palace, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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CLAYTON STONE, FACING OFF by Ena Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Politics and espionage combine for a great read. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Only a few weeks after capturing a ring of kidnappers in Clayton Stone, at Your Service (2015), 13-year-old Clayton Stone is assigned his second mission for the Special Service. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Fascinating—a fine adjunct to the art and poetry of the New England stone wall. (Photographs)"
A skillful geo-archaeological study of New England's stone walls. Read full book review >

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STONE COFFIN by Kjell Eriksson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Eriksson's seventh (Black Lies, Red Blood, 2015, etc.) is full of twists, three-dimensional characters, quiet authority, and heart."
When a speeding car kills a young mother and daughter, complications indicate much more than a simple hit-and-run. Read full book review >