Search Results: "Nichole Bernier"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 2012

"This nuanced portrait of marriage offers insight alongside somber reflections, but its landscape is obsessively interior and not very eventful."
Who was Kate's friend Elizabeth—a capable, cheerful and optimistic mother, or the troubled soul her diaries reveal? Bernier's debut repetitively probes the enigmatic life of the American wife. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD IN 1800 by Olivier Bernier
NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2000

"A distinguished work of popular history. (photos, maps, not seen)"
A sweeping, impressively argued portrait of the dawn of the modern age that is also the most ambitious work yet by French historian Bernier (Fireworks at Dusk, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TOXICOLOGY OF ESSENTIAL AND NONESSENTIAL METALS by Nichole Coleman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2017

"An informative explanation of metal poisoning."
A scientific work alerts readers to the dangers of toxicity caused by metals. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"An inimitable life captured with spirited, winning immediacy."
Legendary art lecturer and L'OEIL magazine founder Bernier (Matisse, Picasso, Miró—As I Knew Them, 1991) collates jam-packed brief sketches of her long, eventful life. Read full book review >

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MATISSE, PICASSO, MIRO AS I KNEW THEM by Rosamond Bernier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

Bernier's first book is a reshaping of her slide and lecture series often given at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and elsewhere. Read full book review >

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FIREWORKS AT DUSK by Olivier Bernier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 1993

"Poignant and incisive, Bernier, with a journalist's eye for meaningful detail, captures this confused era when the City of Light, at its brightest, was overcome by a political darkness from which it never recovered. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An informed and fascinating survey of Paris's hectic decade before the Nazi occupation, highlighting the contrast between the glittering culture and the collapsing civilization. Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 1989

Yet another 200th-anniversary-year work on the French Revolution—but not one that stands out. Read full book review >

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SO MANY FEET by Nichole Mara
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A neat feat. (Board book. 2-4)"
A variety of animals, 16 in all, shows off what their feet can do. Read full book review >

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MY ESCAPE by Benoîte Groult
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A cleareyed memoir by a writer resolved to claim her 'place on the battlefield of feminism.'"
Frank, no-nonsense reflections by the French novelist about her gradual road to feminism through World War II, three husbands and the embrace of the writing life. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"In all, it's an astonishing effort, buttressed by meaty backmatter that makes Kahlo accessible to a new generation in a way straight text never could. (Poetry. YA)"
A striking appreciation pairs archival photographs and reproductions of the famed Mexican artist's work with image-rich free-verse poems. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"The story is neither fresh nor involving, allowing the island atmosphere to take over; accurately portrayed are such details as the chirping tree frogs, bright red flamboyan trees, and the consuming excitement leading up to Carnival. (Fiction. 9-12)"
PLB 0-531-33154-7 The backdrop of 1961 Ponce, Puerto Rico, is authentic and atmospheric but not enough to overshadow the one-idea plot. Read full book review >

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SUFFERING AND SUNSET by Celeste-Marie Bernier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Likely useful for scholars of art history, but general readers will find the book to be too dense and prolix."
Why understanding the art of Horace Pippin (1888-1946) requires an understanding of his experiences in World War I. Read full book review >