Search Results: "Thomas French"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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JUNIPER by Kelley French
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A fierce and fact-filled love story with few holds barred."
Two skilled journalists collaborate on the most personal of stories: their extremely premature daughter's struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1991

"Crisp and clear, with vivid characterizations and with the intricacies and frustrations of the police investigation and subsequent trial well explained."
A solid re-creation of the rape-murder of Karen Gregory in Gulfport, Florida, and of the resulting trial, by the reporter who first covered the case for the St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An exceptionally revealing—and sympathetic—journey into the isolated, high-pressure world of our teenagers."
A remarkably intimate—even painfully so—picture of a year in the life of a group of Florida high-school students. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2010

"A well-constructed, colorful read for animal lovers."
An in-depth look behind the gates of an American zoo. Read full book review >

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FRENCH LEAVE by Anna Galvada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A slight novel with great—and eventually moving—insights into the dynamics of family life."
A family reunion of sorts, in which four siblings re-gather, reminisce and then once again split apart. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Surprisingly thought-provoking and original table talk from the academy."
Perhaps the ultimate refutation to anyone claiming there is a single, simple answer to the question of why France invented and continues to set the world standard for haute cuisine.Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

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TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2007

"Lush and fascinating: an essential reference for Wolfe fans and scholars."
Impressive array of primary documents, photographs, commentary and miscellany relating to the novelist's short life and controversial career. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"A richly introspective biography sure to rekindle interest in Hardy's writing."
Another wonderfully readable life by veteran biographer and journalist Tomalin (Samuel Pepys, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Joyce Appleby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A useful slap against the reactionaries who today claim descent from Jeffersonian ideals."
A portrait of our most controversial Founding Father as a genuine radical possessed of dangerous, frightening ideas about human nature and government. Read full book review >