Search Results: "Nadine Brun-Cosme"


BOOK REVIEW

DADDY LONG LEGS by Nadine  Brun-Cosme
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"For flights of fancy, stick with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street . (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a tale reminiscent of the song "Hush Little Baby," a father reassures his kindergartener about how he will get back to him if the old green car finally gives up the ghost. Read full book review >

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NO, I WANT DADDY! by Nadine  Brun-Cosme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2004

"A comforting balm to puzzled tots and their over-tired parents for readers younger than those of Charlotte Zolotow's classic The Quarreling Book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Brun-Cosme offers a keen examination of how one family member's demeanor can upset the emotional balance of the household. Read full book review >

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WITH DAD, IT'S LIKE THAT by Nadine  Brun-Cosme
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Getting it wrong's not all bad. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Mom's away at the movies, Dad and daughter will play—or at least do things differently than Mom. Read full book review >

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BIG WOLF & LITTLE WOLF, SUCH A BEAUTIFUL ORANGE! by Nadine  Brun-Cosme
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

The furry soulmates who met, separated and reunited in Big Wolf & Little Wolf (2009) suffer another temporary parting. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A vintage display of the moral passion, tempered by unsentimental understanding of the imperfect way we must work out our ideals in the real world, that makes Gordimer one of the most electrifying writers in modern literature. (First printing of 60,000)"
After the relatively disappointing My Son's Story (1990), Nobelist Gordimer is back near the top of her form in a challenging novel of personal and social transformation in a changing South Africa. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2007

"Mostly finger exercises (think Mozart's shorter works), but the best of them are executed with finesse and power."
Ironic what-ifs and narrative legerdemain are featured in the 1991 Nobel laureate's 11th story collection. Read full book review >

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TELLING TALES by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"By its nature more somber than not, a variety of voices with important stories. Tie-in with World AIDS Day December 1, 2004."
A stellar roster, including five Nobelists—Gordimer, Grass, Oe, Marquez, and Saramago—offers 21 stories in a fundraising effort for HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. Read full book review >

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QUEEN by Nadine Cohodas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"This weighty but incomplete work is a blown opportunity that never succeeds in getting inside a gifted and tragic performer's head, heart, or soul."
The tempestuous life of a versatile singer gets a detail-heavy if unenlightening full-length treatment. Read full book review >

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WRITING AND BEING by Nadine Gordimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A well-argued brief for writers and writing to which Gordimer's South African experience adds a unique perspective."
With one uncharacteristically personal and moving exception, Gordimer (None to Accompany Me, 1994, etc.) offers crisp and richly allusive explorations of the tensions between a writer's art and the realities of life in six essays first delivered as the 1994 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard. Read full book review >

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JUMP by Nadine Gordimer
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Once again, vintage Gordimer—as always intelligent, if a little too cool-eyed and restrained in the telling."
As usual, a sharp-eyed record of human flaws from Gordimer (My Son's Story, 1990, etc.) in this, her latest collection of short fiction. Read full book review >

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UNCORKING A LIE by Nadine Nettmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2017

"A good mystery with a limited group of suspects and unlimited wine lore."
A California wine expert uses her famed palate to uncover a fake and solve a murder. Read full book review >