Search Results: "Roger Grenier"


BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER NOVEMBER by Roger Grenier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"One hopes more of Grenier's fiction will soon be translated."
paper 0-8032-7072-0 Another November ($40.00; $12.00; Oct. 15; 96 pp.; 0-8032-2172-X; paper 0-8032-7072-0): This accomplished recit, first published in 1986, skillfully juxtaposes its unnamed narrator's history of personal and sexual failures and disillusionments against his memories of youthful friendship with an "obese," spoiled rich boy (Charles Merlin) who would disgrace himself—and corrupt those in his orbit—by collaborating with the Nazis. Read full book review >

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PIANO MUSIC FOR FOUR HANDS by Roger Grenier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2001

"A big little novel, in every way."
A marvel of brevity, this superb 1991 novel by the French author of Another November (and many others as yet untranslated) encapsulates the fate of a small French village in the conflicted figure of Michel Mailhoc, a failed musician who teaches his young grandniece Emma to become the successful concert pianist he is not meant to be. Read full book review >

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DONKEY-DONKEY by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1940

"More or less routine story with a moral."
It is a donkey that is dissatisfied this time. Read full book review >

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88 DAYS TO KANDAHAR by Robert L. Grenier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A catalog of occasional victories and constant missteps that is eye-opening, illuminating and maddening."
Former CIA officer Grenier delivers an action-packed tale, rich in implication, of the post-9/11 race to unseat the Taliban and rout al-Qaida in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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NUMBERS by Roger Priddy
by Roger Priddy, illustrated by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Though creative, this selection doesn't shine. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
This interactive concept book provides some visually appealing but poorly constructed images. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Welsch (Touching the Fire, 1992) is familiar with the society he describes, and he presents it in a real, sympathetic, and comprehensible manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you enter the Big Belly Lodge you are entering the world of Uncle Smoke and the imaginary Nehawka Indian tribe. Read full book review >

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RICKEY & ROBINSON by Roger Kahn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A gripping, informative blend of memoir and cultural history."
The author of the classic The Boys of Summer (1972) and numerous other titles about the national pastime returns with a personal account of the fracturing of the racial barrier in Major League Baseball. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Inevitably, just a bit gaseous. ($30,000 ad/promo; TV satellite tour)"
That guy in the bib overalls who shows up on TV on Sunday mornings offers a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the larger meaning of the comestibles he likes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A valuable adjunct to the small but growing literature surrounding the current economic crisis."
Avarice, incompetence, feuding, lying, revenge-seeking: The financial collapse of Iceland in October 2008, writes Financial Times correspondent Boyes, has all the makings of a Viking saga. Read full book review >