Search Results: "Michelle Au"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2011

"An upbeat memoir by a woman still imbued with the idealism to serve, but also to be there for her husband and two sons."
An account of medicine, marriage and motherhood, executed with style and enough humor to offset the not-always-happy endings for patients. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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THE AU PAIRS by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Trashy romance lit for the not-ready-for-Jackie-Collins set. (Fiction. YA)"
For three very different teen strangers, a live-in job in the Hamptons is a ticket to fun in the sun, all-night parties, and high society trolling for boys. Read full book review >

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COQ AU VIN by Charlotte Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Nan's second case works less well as a whodunit than as a nostalgic tour of black Paris, and a salute to Black History Month."
Nanette Hayes's mother is practically in tears. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

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AU PAIR REPORT by Kelly Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"Competent and timely, but could have examined its assumptions about parenting more critically."
A counselor for an au pair agency tries to keep everyone—parents, au pairs and her own family—happy in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Like its namesake dessert, a confection—enjoyable but lacking substance."
Memoir of a childhood spent at the legendary Harvard Square restaurant Upstairs at the Pudding. Read full book review >

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DEATH AU GRATIN by Richard Grayson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1995

"The story is overburdened with minor characters and minor incidents, but Grayson's lively evocation of the streets, cafÇs, and boudoirs of belle Çpoque Paris can't be faulted."
It's the early 1900s and, in Paris, the SuràtÇ's Inspector Gautier (Death Off Stage, 1992, etc.) is once again enmeshed in the affairspublic and privateof the upper classes. Read full book review >

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AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Filled with gratuitous violence, unnecessary vulgarity and unending cliché, this story often slides from merely bad into truly offensive. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In Schreiber's debut novel for teens, an awkward high-school exchange student morphs into a beautiful assassin, changing a boring prom night into a dangerous race against time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"An offering of fresh and engaging insights for foodies and Francophiles alike."
A culinary expedition through France hunting for the root of the slow decline of the country's acclaimed food and wine traditions. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE CARTLIDGE'S BOOK OF WORDS by Michelle Cartlidge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The only surprises here are disappointing. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
In this standard word book from Cartlidge (A Mouses's Diary, 1982, etc.), a family of mice are followed through some typical events: getting dressed, going to school, shopping, attending a birthday party for Brother Mouse. Read full book review >