Search Results: "Simone Frasca"


BOOK REVIEW

SIMONE by Eduardo Lalo
by Eduardo Lalo, translated by David Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Like the song says, you can't always get what you want."
Ah, love: if it didn't end badly, it wouldn't end at all, especially for two star-crossed lovers in modern-day Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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SIMONE SIGNORET by Catherine David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 1993

"Far, far less fulfilling than Signoret's own Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be (1972) or Montand's You See, I Haven't Forgotten (1992). (Twenty-two b&w photos—not seen)"
Bittersweet rise and decline of the great French movie star Simone Signoret (1921-85), by a writer for Paris's Nouvel Observateur. Read full book review >

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SIMONE WEIL by Francine du Plessix Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2001

"A superbly nuanced portrait of a tortured character."
A lucid portrait of the enigmatic French writer and mystic. Read full book review >

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PIRATE OF THE MIST by Giunti Editore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2011

"Still, fine fare for readers who prefer their nautical comedy broad and don't mind a few typos along the way. (iPad storybook app. 8-10)"
Despite some extraneous special features and an English translation that is, at best, unvarnished this pirate yarn nonetheless scores points for sheer silly fun. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Still, Waldron's painful honesty and absorbing insights make this book valuable reading."
A penetrating first-person account of a mother-daughter reunion, by freelance writer and editor Waldron. Read full book review >

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SIMONE AND THE NIGHT'S MONSTERS by Graziano Vitale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2011

"Well-worn premise, appealingly illustrated—but a nonstarter as an app. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A miserly set of badly designed interactive effects sinks this tale of an intrepid lad doing nightly battle with a green monster, a giant spider and other bedtime foes. Read full book review >

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SIMONE: THE BEST MONSTER EVER! by Rémy Simard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Knee-slappers galore for fans of alimentary and other mildly transgressive gags. (Graphic fantasy. 6-8)"
She's blonde, she's pink, she's human—and so, as the "monster" living in sluglike Morris' closet, she's terrifying. Read full book review >

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THE DAY NINA SIMONE STOPPED SINGING by Darina Al-Joundi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"A pitiless, steely narrative, alternately heartbreaking and compelling."
The story of one woman's reckless and liberated adolescence in the brutal atmosphere of 1970s and '80s Beirut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

A provocative dual biography that sets out to recast Simone de Beauvoir as the ``true philosopher'' in her legendary relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre; by the Fullbrooks (she: Literary Studies/Univ. of the West of England; he: a freelance writer). Read full book review >

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JUDENSTAAT by Simone Zelitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A philosophically resonant tale about the shaping, and force, of collective memory."
A determined archivist struggles to find truth. Read full book review >