Search Results: "Rose-Myriam Rejouis"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BOYS COME FROM THE STARS by Emmanuel Dongala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A brilliant, many-colored work, and a stunning companion piece to the rather different The Fire of Origins. Dongala may be the most accomplished novelist from Africa since Chinua Achebe."
The transformation of a "continent of sorcerers and fetish makers" into a modern culture is paralleled by the growth to young manhood of a delightful protagonist: a glorious 1998 novel by the native Congolese author (now American citizen) of The Fire of Origins (2000). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2006

"Pulp romance for the Masterpiece Theater set."
An empathetic look at the most controversial epistles in European history. Read full book review >

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WHY SHE MARRIED HIM by Myriam Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Interesting material, unsatisfactory rendering."
Based on the life of the author's grandmother, this first novel depicts a Russian Jewish émigré coming of age in Paris. Read full book review >

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PRIMO LEVI by Myriam Anissimov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"Anissimov does not solve the puzzle, but she has admirably set out the pieces for her readers to ponder."
A French novelist's fine-grained, illuminating exploration of a life lived under the shadow of Auschwitz. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"Sure to be controversial, this is a major contribution to contemporary thought."
Here, Miedzian (scholar-in-residence at the Center for American Cultural Studies at Columbia Univ.) presents an exhaustively researched analysis of the inflammatory effects of contemporary American culture on what, she argues, is man's innate predisposition toward violence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Some interesting raw material here, but both the drama of the individual lives and the analysis that would lend them weight are missing. (First printing of 40,000; author tour)"
Unadorned recollections of women's lives, spanning all the generations born in this century. Read full book review >

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ZOE'S SHEEP by Rose Bursik
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A charming, carefully wrought book with plenty of details to discover with each rereading. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``Try counting sheep,'' Dad suggests when Zoâ claims she's not tired—but the sheep that leap through her window are anything but soporific: ``...number one liked to dance, number two was fond of plants'' (and munches at Zoâ's until the flowerpots are empty and the greedy sheep is full), while others follow to toot a horn, dress in the little girl's clothes, and paint on the wall. Read full book review >

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AMELIA'S FANTASTIC FLIGHT by Rose Bursik
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"A map highlighting countries along the route rounds out the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amelia, first seen reading a book about planes, builds a one-seater just her size, modeled on her simple red toy. Read full book review >

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THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An amusing if not particularly diverse series entry. (Paranormal fiction. 9-12)"
This sequel to I Text Dead People (2015) finds Anna now not only plagued by ghosts, but by a nasty new stepsister. Read full book review >

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AVALON RISING by Kathryn Rose
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2015

"An incongruous blend of medieval mythology and steampunk action; only for fans of the first book. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Steampunk mechanic and former handmaiden Vivienne seeks the Holy Grail and her true love, Marcus, in this sequel to Camelot Burning (2014). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Sofia's experiences, recorded in faux-hand printing on lined paper, and the many hilarious sketches scattered throughout the journal will garner groans and laughs from readers. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Aspiring blogger Sofia longs to make it big within her school's blogosphere, thereby improving her "popularity meter" rating. Read full book review >