Search Results: "Stéphane Jorish"


BOOK REVIEW

BETTY BUNNY DIDN'T DO IT by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Betty Bunny is a handful: a strong heroine who makes readers laugh as she learns a little more with each addition to the series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An inventive plot and charming illustrations depict an irrepressible main character who continues to be quite a handful: Betty Bunny does it again. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >