Thursday, January 11, 2018

Author du Jour: Fabrice Jaumont, "The Bilingual Revolution" ‎
The Bilingual Revolution,” by Fabrice Jaumont

(TBR Books, pp 210, $19.99)

This book is about education and the teaching of foreign language in the American school system . . . And this book is about community and the use of other languages within a specific social framework . . .

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Author du Jour: Kathleen Hill, "She Read to us in the Late Afternoons" ‎
She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons: A Life in Novels,” by Kathleen Hill

(Delphinium Books, pp 224, $24.00)

Here is a book that could easily be missed out. So delicate in tone and style that it reads like a minuet. It is precisely the finely chiseled and graceful sentences. . .

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Author du Jour: Teresa Messineo, "The Fire by Night"

The Fire by Night,” by Teresa Messineo

(William Morrow, pp 302, $ 26.99)

Though all wars results in the same atrocious outcome, they are hardly similar in their origins. They often start with an incident, a provocation, appearing to . . .

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Author du Jour: Deborah Crombie, "Garden of Lamentations" ‎
Garden of Lamentations,” by Deborah Crombie

(William Morrow, pp 400, $15.99)

A new shipment from Texas transplant, Deborah Crombie, to the UK brings another powerful thriller featuring the Scotland Yard detectives Duncan...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Author du Jour: Elliot Ackerman, "Dark at the Crossing" ‎
Dark At the Crossing,” by Elliot Ackerman

(Alfred A. Knopf, pp 256, $ 25.95)

Here is an author whose fiction cannot be separated from his life, or, if you indulge me, whose novels....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Author du Jour: Alex Berenson, "The Prisoner" ‎
The Prisoner,” by Alex Berenson

(Putnam, pp 426, $28.00)

In this age of great distrust, when the most unsuspected neighbor turns out to be a blood-thirsty sleeping cell about to enact some extremist cause, suspicion comes. . .

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