Search Results: "Tana French"


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FAITHFUL PLACE by Tana French
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2010

"Though French (The Likeness, 2009, etc.) plies readers with dark and stormy clichés, the charming narrative will leave readers begging for a sequel."
An Irish undercover cop delves into his working-class past. Read full book review >

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THE TRESPASSER by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Respect is owed to French for making her interrogation scenes good enough to really spike your blood pressure, but the magic of previous installments is missing."
A sheltered young woman comes out of her cocoon—and her transformation ends with murder. Read full book review >

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BROKEN HARBOR by Tana French
Released: July 24, 2012

"The novel rewards the reader's patience: There are complications, deliberations and a riveting resolution."
A mystery that is perfectly in tune with the times, as the ravages of the recession and the reach of the Internet complicate a murder that defies easy explanation within a seemingly loving household. Read full book review >

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JOHN TANA by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"For the setting and era alone, this ripping adventure yarn offers sufficient rewards."
Set in 19th-century Hawaii, a historical novel stars a handsome young hero. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PLACE by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Everyone is this meticulously crafted novel might be playing—or being played by—everyone else."
A hint of the supernatural spices the latest from a mystery master as two detectives try to probe the secrets teenage girls keep—and the lies they tell—after murder at a posh boarding school. Read full book review >

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THE LIKENESS by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2008

"Police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story."
The discovery of her murdered doppelgänger leads a Dublin detective to insert herself into the victim's life. Read full book review >

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IN THE WOODS by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2007

"When not lengthily bogged down in angst, a readable, non-formulaic police procedural with a twist. It's ultimately the confession of a damaged man."
The discovery of a body near a spooky wood forces a murder-squad detective in Ireland to confront his own horrific past, in an engrossing if melancholy debut. Read full book review >

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FRENCH LESSONS by Ellen Sussman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"Pleasantly evocative escape to the City of Love."
Three attractive French tutors guide each of their American charges through an unforgettable day in Paris. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"An engaging story of a sometimes rocky but ultimately affectionate relationship with another culture."
Love and adjustment in a foreign climate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2002

"There's always something afoot in these pages, but the atmosphere bespeaks sweet torpor as Greene pursues an infusion of pleasure, a modest slice of history, an honest sense of place."
The story of yet another French country house and its travails in the hands of its new, non-French owners, this time told in a relaxed, un-selfconscious, and observant fashion by poet Greene (American Spirituals, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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FRENCH LESSONS by Alice Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"The major impression Kaplan gives here is of how very interesting life can be to a French professor, especially at a time when French intellectuals dominate academic critical thought— making this enjoyable reading for Francophiles, perhaps, but not for many others."
``What do students need to know about their teachers?'' asks Kaplan (French Literature/Duke; Reproductions of Banality, 1986, etc.—not reviewed): ``How do I tell them who I am, why I read the way I do?'' Here, the author is thinking of the mysteries of her own teacher, Paul de Man—but her memoir, though artful, hasn't the intellectual force or interest of de Man's writing. Read full book review >

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French Betrayal by Vincent Dugan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This gripping, character-driven novel subtly tweaks the story of World War II's European theater."
In this alternative history debut, France's refusal to enter World War II leaves Russia ever more vulnerable to German attacks. Read full book review >