Search Results: "Nicole J. Georges"


BOOK REVIEW

CALLING DR. LAURA by Nicole J. Georges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"The mostly engaging tone and humor can't compensate for a lack of substance and continuity."
A meandering graphic memoir by a young cartoonist who seems to have most of her story ahead of her. Read full book review >

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FETCH by Nicole J. Georges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2017

"Will appeal to readers who love both graphic narratives and dogs, but it's not as memorable as the author's previous memoir."
A graphic memoir about a pet dog is more about the artist who lived with her for 15 years or so. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Impressively researched: a worthy addition to the study of women's need for increased control of their own lives."
A feminist asks: Why did women use the now discredited Dalkon Shield, and is the Dalkon Shield case unique? Read full book review >

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SNOW LEOPARDS by Nicole Poppenhäger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A dense one-page fact-based afterword provides details about snow leopards and reminds readers of the importance of protecting this endangered species. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Brother and sister snow leopards Simi and Siri are born moments apart, but the male cub Simi is born small and weak. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 2009

"A simple, straightforward book that may help some but will seem obvious to most."
This book of simple, straightforward job tips intends to help young professionals succeed, though experienced workers may find a few items that help them continue to achieve. Read full book review >

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THE SUSPECT by Georges Simenon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Dull and repetitive in its endless descriptions of seedy, waterfront bars, even seedier rooming houses, and shabby, truculent characters; only Chave's sweet, stubborn persona makes this story, first published in 1938, mildly palatable."
An overextended look at the terrorist underworld of Paris in the Thirties, seen through the eyes of sentimental Pierre Chave—an armchair anarchist, AWOL from the French Army, who's now living a quiet life in Brussels with his wife, young son, and subsistence job. Read full book review >

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MAIGRET AT THE GAI-MOULIN by Georges Simenon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Not one of Maigret's more brilliant triumphs but interesting for its penetrating character studies—especially of those teenagers in deep trouble."
In this brief novel, first published in 1940, Inspector Maigret goes undercover to solve a murder in the Belgian city of Liäge, where the body of Greek playboy Ephraim Graphopoulos has been found, stuffed in a wicker basket, at the town zoo. Read full book review >

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A VOID by Georges Perec
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1995

"A mind-blowing feat of writing and translation."
The late French linguistic virtuoso Perec (193682; Things and A Man Asleep, 1990, etc.), wrote this brilliant book that contains not one letter E (we kid you not) in 1969, and, until now, no one was up to this extreme translating challenge. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE STREET by Georges Simenon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A somber story marked by the author's acute perceptions of human nature and his lean, elegant writing style."
One of Simenon's penetrating psychological studies (Donadieu's Will, etc.), first published in 1945 in France. Read full book review >

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DONADIEU'S WILL by Georges Simenon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1991

"Moderately engrossing but less than top Simenon."
A dark-toned chronicle of the heyday and downfall of the rich, concervative, shipowning Donadieu family of La Rochelle, headed in the 30's by father Oscar who has suffered a fatal if questionable, accident as the story opens. Read full book review >

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MAIGRET AND THE SATURDAY CALLER by Georges Simenon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"This brief novel, published in the US for the first time, is low-keyed, swift-moving, psychologically acute, and absorbing throughout."
Chief Inspector Maigret, looking forward to dinner and TV after a hard day, finds waiting at home for him instead one Leonard Planchonan undersized, harelipped, introverted house-painter with an outsized problem. Read full book review >