Search Results: "Simone St. James"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 6, 2012

"A chilling start gives way to a more predictable ending, but fans of the modern Gothic novel will enjoy filling up a few creepy hours."
Sarah Piper, a self-proclaimed modern woman living in London, finds herself living a ghost story in this post-World War I tale. Read full book review >

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THE FOUNTAIN OF ST. JAMES COURT by Sena Jeter Naslund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Leslie's compliment that Kathryn's work is 'lined with silken sentences' holds true for Naslund (Adam and Eve, 2010). Nevertheless, the tone of literary high-mindedness and self-importance grows wearing after a while."
Despite a subtitle that clearly refers to James Joyce, Virginia Woolf echoes far louder in this novel within a novel following one day in the life of a 60-ish author of a fictional biography about the 18th-century portraitist of Marie Antoinette. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >