Search Results: "Pierre Desrochers"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Not recommended for readers looking to become more informed about this issue; suitable for those who already align with the authors' viewpoint."
Desrochers (Geography/Univ. of Toronto) and Shimizu formulate counterarguments to claims made by proponents of locavorism. Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL SIN by Lisa Desrochers
FANTASY
Released: July 5, 2011

"Fans of sexy encounters between celestials and infernals will eat this up. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
A demon-turned-human, a lecherous succubus, an angelic—if bratty—brother, an "insanely beautiful" archangel; with all these mystical creatures in her life, no wonder Frannie's overwhelmed. Read full book review >

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BRIDE OF NEW FRANCE by Suzanne Desrochers
Released: Aug. 6, 2012

"Vivid historical background wasted on unengaging fiction."
Desrochers' debut follows a spirited young woman from a grim charity hospital in 17th-century Paris to the equally challenging Canadian wilderness. Read full book review >

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IRÈNE by Pierre Lemaitre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A book that no matter how fast the reader connects the dots still produces a bombshell that's both brilliant and diabolical."
Though this isn't the first of Lemaitre's books to be translated into English—that would be Alex (2013)—this was the first he wrote, and it introduces his unique and unforgettable police investigator, Commandant Camille Verhœven.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

"Although the translation is painfully unidiomatic, Seel's memoir is arresting as personal narrative and as an indictment of the selective French national memory."
An intriguing memoir of life during wartime and after, centering on a seldom discussed aspect of the Nazi agenda. Read full book review >

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VERNON GOD LITTLE by DBC Pierre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Humor and mass murder make for strange bedfellows, and first-timer Pierre fails to find the tone that might harmonize them."
A schoolyard massacre, a teenager on the lam, gross-out humor, and jabs at the media. Read full book review >

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MASTERS AND SERVANTS by Pierre Michon
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Stylistically demanding, but a book often as passionate, beautiful, and skilled as the paintings it springs from."
Michon offers a brilliant tour de force of five pieces about art and artists: an often indescribably eloquent modern taking up where Vasari, say, might have left off. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLE OF THE GUAYAKI INDIANS by Pierre Clastres
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1998

"The account is anything but dry and didactic; Clastres wrote a vibrant but inescapably poignant study about one more doomed tribe of indigenous people. (photos, not seen)"
In an account that is both living history and historical document, a now-vanished tribe of Paraguayan Indians is described as it lives out its last few years of existence. Read full book review >

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CUISINE RAPIDE by Pierre Franey
Released: April 4, 1989

Franey, The New York Times' "Sixty-Minute Gourmet," gives a new French name to his spiffy and uncomplicated offerings, which can be as simple as mashed potatoes or as quick as a five-minute salmon mousse. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 1992

French-born-and-trained Franey (Cuisine Rapide, 1989, etc.) hops on the eat-American bandwagon for this book and an accompanying PBS-TV series—but his and coauthor Flaste's take on American cooking is purely their own. Read full book review >

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DEAD RECKONING by Susan LaTour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1996

"The Pelican Brief without all those killers skulking in the shadows—and with a far more likable, believable pair of heroines."
The quietest disappearance imaginable—a Connecticut chemistry professor fails to return from her vacation on Cape Cod—blossoms into international intrigue in this deftly understated first novel. Read full book review >