Search Results: "Yves Meynard"


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CHRYSANTHE by Yves Meynard
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 13, 2012

"Flashes of originality and gleams of insight aren't enough to redeem this ponderously verbose and occasionally awkward effort."
Second English-language fantasy (The Book of Knights, 1998) from French-Canadian writer Meynard. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF KNIGHTS by Yves Meynard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 1998

"Mildly entertaining, with incidents reminiscent of highly diluted Jack Vance, but otherwise undistinguished."
First English-language fantasy from a Canadian author who hitherto has written in French. Read full book review >

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YVES SAINT LAURENT by Alice Rawsthorn
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 1997

"A frustrating and dispassionate study of an enigmatic figure and his glamorous and decadent milieu. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A soft but thorough take on the life and legacy of the neurotic, brilliant designer. Read full book review >

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THE TESTAMENT OF YVES GUNDRON by Emily Barton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A commanding and extraordinarily accomplished debut."
A brilliant debut skillfully blends creation myth and folk tale with subtle criticisms of both depersonalized technological advancement and the kind of insularity that breeds and overvalues both tradition and ignorance. Read full book review >

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Liberal Quicksand by Yves Decock
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2016

"A lively examination of the intransigent persistence of nationalism."
A debut book offers a history of nationalism and its application to contemporary global affairs. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Dark and emotionally wrenching, this novel isn't for those looking for a restful night's sleep, but readers who crave edgy murder mysteries will be enthralled."
Mysticism and dark perversions take over 1897 Paris in this complex murder-mystery romance. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF MADEMOISELLE S. by Jean-Yves Berthault
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A sad history of a woman consumed by passion and despair."
Steamy sex in 1920s Paris. Read full book review >

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SNOWBALL TRUCE! by Michel-Yves Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A quick and enjoyable yarn. (Graphic fiction. 6-11)"
Impish Leopold returns for more madcap adventures with his big sister, Celine. Read full book review >

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YOUR PAJAMAS ARE SHOWING! by Michael-Yves Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Just try to read it and not snicker. (Graphic fiction. 6-11)"
Pesky little brothers can be annoying—but what if yours was invisible? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Reminiscent in approach and substance of Michel Foucault's I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister, and My Brother . . . and Natalie Zemon Davis's The Return of Martin Guerre: a thoughtful and highly readable work of history."
"Somewhere in France, in some village, on the column of a war monument somewhere, one name is engraved that should not be there." Read full book review >