Search Results: "Stéphane Hessel"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Unfocused, and not for the fainthearted, but a clarion call for the like-minded that will perhaps attract the curious as well."
An intellectual autobiography by the French activist who wrote Time for Outrage, the pamphlet some claim sparked the Arab Spring. Read full book review >

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SCISSORS by Stéphane Michaka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Daring and impressive."
Loosely based on the life of Raymond Carver, this book is more than a love triangle—it's a love polygon?—of a writer, his work, his editor, his significant other and alcohol. Read full book review >

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DISASTER FALLS by Stéphane Gerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"An unflinchingly honest, moving memoir of loss and recovery."
How the author and his family overcame the loss of a child. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Nevertheless, this is a welcome and necessary essay in provocation—a lively, readable hornet-stirring in defense of free expression."
The late Charlie Hebdo editor, murdered two days after completing this book, speaks about self-censorship, oppression, and religious zealotry.Read full book review >

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REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST by Stéphane Heuet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Inviting enough to make readers seek out the novel—which means Heuet has done his job."
This comic-book version of Proust's masterpiece caused quite a stir when it first appeared in France, but the hoopla is undeserved. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY SON by Stéphane Audeguy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"François' apologia is less a sour-grapes critique of his brother's theories than a cynical deconstruction of the revolutionary ideals they presaged."
Audeguy's inventive novel profiles the older, smarter brother of the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Read full book review >

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THE THEORY OF CLOUDS by Stéphane Audeguy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Unconventional and memorable."
Age-indeterminate Hiroshima survivor and 20-something librarian form an unlikely alliance while studying cloud-seekers in Audeguy's debut. Read full book review >

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THE OUTSPOKEN PRINCESS AND THE GENTLE KNIGHT by Jack Zipes
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"A few worthwhile contributions in a generally worthless book. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selections) (Stories/Fiction. All ages)"
A not all that timely collection of fairy tales from editor Zipes (Victorian Fairy Tales, 1987, etc.), written between 1951 and 1992, the bulk of which are unsuccessful Thurber-like attempts. Read full book review >

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EARTH TO AUDREY by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A sweet celebration of summer, of pleasantly unpredictable new friends and of the pleasures of taking fresh looks at everyday things. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Catching sight of his summer neighbor sticking her face into a stream, a lad decides that she must be a space alien, and hastens to make her acquaintance. Read full book review >

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BETTY BUNNY WANTS A GOAL by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Betty fails to score with this underinflated effort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Betty Bunny returns for a fourth entry in this successful series, focusing this time on scoring a goal for her soccer team. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"A well-crafted introduction to an alternative aspect of the holiday with room for discussion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A common practice for many Jews at the time of the New Year is to perform the very public ceremony of Tashlich, or "casting off" of sins, with a symbolic throwing of bread crumbs into a body of water (stream, river, etc.). Read full book review >