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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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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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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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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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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BETTY BUNNY WANTS EVERYTHING by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"We don't know everything about Betty Bunny yet, and her new BFF, the bunny doll she names Little Betty, might turn out to be a handful, too. More, please. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That boisterous Betty Bunny is back, and she's just as much of a handful as she was in her initial outing (Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, 2011). This time Betty's focused on choosing a toy at the store, but with so many choices, what's a bunny to do? Read full book review >

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THE RIDDLEMASTER by Kevin Crossley-Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A jewel box for lovers of stories, filled with riddles and allusions that will test, but not daunt, even younger readers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Three children board a ferry to a nearby island—but to pay the fare must answer seven riddles posed by a boatload of strangely familiar creatures. 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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LITTLE ZIZI by Thierry Lenain
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Not a comfortable topic, at least in this country, but the frankness and humor with which author and illustrator address it will draw a (wait for it) swelling audience. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Poking its way across the border more than ten years after its first exposure in Canada, this wry twist on the Penile Code provides direct reassurance to worried readers (of the male persuasion, at least) that Size Doesn't Matter. Read full book review >