Search Results: "Stephanie St. Pierre"


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WHAT THE SEA SAW by Stephanie St. Pierre
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Three pages at the back explain ecosystems and ocean and beach habitats in some detail, and offer 'eco-tips' on protecting the land. (bibliography) (Picture book. 3-8)"
"What the sea saw was sky above / what the sky saw was sea below." Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 2009

"An essential read for those ready to offer time, love and service during the big transition."
Doctor of interfaith Divinity and 18-year death midwife St. Pierre introduces the practice of assisting the dying as they transition from the physical world to the nonphysical. Read full book review >

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BELUGA by Pierre Béland
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Even Raffi couldn't lighten this tale of woe. (8 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"

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THE MESSENGERS OF DEATH by Pierre Magnan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"A pleasantly old-fashioned mystery thriller with quirky charm aplenty. Magnan (Death in the Truffle Wood, 2007, etc.) fashions an intricate landscape of life in a French village while weaving menace and suspense into his tapestry."
Secrets and lies lead to shockingly violent murder in a small French town. Read full book review >

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EPISODES by Pierre Delattre
Released: July 19, 1993

"Pleasurable but familiar fare that might move younger readers more than older."
Autobiography of a dharma bum, told in one-page vignettes and essays, each focusing on an epiphany of some sort. Read full book review >

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LUDMILA’S BROKEN ENGLISH by DBC Pierre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2006

"Some of the material might have generated laughs as a five-minute Saturday Night Life 'wild and crazy guys' sketch, but it quickly wears thin as a novel."
Stylistic bravura can't sustain interest in this overextended narrative with an underdeveloped plot. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLE OF THE GUAYAKI INDIANS by Pierre Clastres
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1998

"The account is anything but dry and didactic; Clastres wrote a vibrant but inescapably poignant study about one more doomed tribe of indigenous people. (photos, not seen)"
In an account that is both living history and historical document, a now-vanished tribe of Paraguayan Indians is described as it lives out its last few years of existence. Read full book review >

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MASTERS AND SERVANTS by Pierre Michon
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Stylistically demanding, but a book often as passionate, beautiful, and skilled as the paintings it springs from."
Michon offers a brilliant tour de force of five pieces about art and artists: an often indescribably eloquent modern taking up where Vasari, say, might have left off. Read full book review >

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VERNON GOD LITTLE by DBC Pierre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Humor and mass murder make for strange bedfellows, and first-timer Pierre fails to find the tone that might harmonize them."
A schoolyard massacre, a teenager on the lam, gross-out humor, and jabs at the media. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

"Although the translation is painfully unidiomatic, Seel's memoir is arresting as personal narrative and as an indictment of the selective French national memory."
An intriguing memoir of life during wartime and after, centering on a seldom discussed aspect of the Nazi agenda. Read full book review >

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IRÈNE by Pierre Lemaitre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A book that no matter how fast the reader connects the dots still produces a bombshell that's both brilliant and diabolical."
Though this isn't the first of Lemaitre's books to be translated into English—that would be Alex (2013)—this was the first he wrote, and it introduces his unique and unforgettable police investigator, Commandant Camille Verhœven.Read full book review >