Search Results: "Sophie Fontanel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF SLEEPING ALONE by Sophie Fontanel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"The author thankfully avoids self-righteousness, so while she offers a guide of sorts for those who may be interested in following the same path, her voice and story hold up on their own, as do her insightful, darkly funny observations on societal expectations regarding sex."
Parisian novelist and Elle France editor Fontanel explores her decision to practice celibacy for more than a decade, beginning at age 27, and avers that sexual liberation ought to include the freedom to not have sex. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Chock full of appealing ideas, with a thorough table of contents, index, and a colorful, illustrated layout, to boot. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Clear directions for nifty-looking duct-tape crafts abound in this guide, featuring items that can be made for school and home, to wear and to carry tablets, phones and even lunch. Read full book review >

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HANGING BY A THREAD by Sophie Littlefield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Intriguing and entertaining. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Clare's paranormal ability to experience the past when she touches clothing involves her in a murder mystery. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO CAMELOT by Sophie Masson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Maggie Hamilton's tendentious opener ('Merlin') aside, the stories are all chock-full of unusual, fan-pleasing takes and angles. (Short stories. 12-15)"
Fourteen writers from Down Under envision watershed incidents in the youths of as many Arthurian figures in this themed import, published overseas in 2002. Read full book review >

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DROPPED FROM HEAVEN by Sophie Judah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2007

"A fascinating mix of the exotic and the familiar."
Debut collection spotlighting the little-known but centuries-old culture of the Bene Israel community in the author's native India. Read full book review >

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Race to Tibet by Sophie Schiller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2015

"An intriguing, sometimes-florid, but fast-paced, novelistic account of a European expedition into the wilds of Tibet by an accomplished thriller and historical adventure writer."
Schiller (Spy Island, 2013, etc.) fictionalizes the voyage of an ill-fated and little-known French party to Tibet during the 1890s. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Screwball romance with a likable and vulnerable heroine."
Plucky bride-to-be makes an unexpected connection after she appropriates a stranger's cellphone. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER ME? by Sophie Kinsella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2008

"Cute."
From Kinsella (Shopaholic & Baby, 2007, etc.), a rags-to-riches fable with a twist. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FACE by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Not quite Hitchcock, but a tautly claustrophobic spiral of a story delivered with self-belief."
Is Alice deranged or has her husband swapped her newborn child for another baby? Read full book review >

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BEHIND ECLAIRE'S DOORS by Sophie Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 1993

"Calling Adrian Lyne."
Murder takes a backseat to fashion, great food, and Negronis in this first novel—even though Danish/Cajun swamprat Claire Claiborne, owner of Eclaire's haircutting salon, finds the first victim, manicurist Angie Labiche, in her own apartment with her once-and- future husband Dan bending over the corpse; and the second victim, New Orleans homicide cop Joe Antoine, was the last man she dated before deciding to go back to frat daddy Dan's overripe bed and board. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH THE GROWN-UPS by Sophie Dahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Cloying and weightless."
A slightly autobiographical first novel from Dahl, granddaughter of Roald, and a one-time fashion model and current contributing editor at Men's Vogue. Read full book review >

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THE CANCER WHISPERER by Sophie Sabbage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Sabbage proves to be an empathetic advocate for patients confronting one of the world's most unsparing and mystifying diseases."
A woman courageously stares down incurable late-stage cancer. Read full book review >