Search Results: "Pierre Desrochers"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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In an account that is both living history and historical document, a now-vanished tribe of Paraguayan Indians is described as it lives out its last few years of existence.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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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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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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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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STOP, THIEF! by Heather Tekavec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A lighthearted romp. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this frisky detective tale, Max, a farm dog, tries to catch a thief as the real perpetrators hilariously lend a hand. Read full book review >

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SKUNKDOG by Emily Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: April 29, 2008

"Pratt's paintings use bold strokes and deep hues against the background of brilliant green grass, with blurry shadows adding a dreamlike quality to Dumpling's story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jenkins and Pratt team up for a second canine-themed collaboration, this time focusing on a white dog named Dumpling and her unlikely friendship with a skunk. Read full book review >

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SASSY GRACIE by James Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Strong colors, varied perspectives, and Gracie's red shoes and wiry pigtails hold readers; although the story is oddly paced, and slightly mean-spirited, few preschoolers will be able to resist participating on the 'Bumpety-Bumps.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A read-aloud with some pretty convincing sound effects. Read full book review >