Claude Lambert


Claude Lambert is born in Belgium, worked in France as a geochemist and retired in the United States to be close to the American part of her family .
She published in French a novel and a series of children stories. She also co-authored a political book illustrated by Virginia Haggard-Leirens, the author of “My life with Chagall.“
Her recent books in English are distributed by Ingram and can be found easily on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. “On Pets and Men” are humorous very short stories. “Vague Souvenir” is a World War 2 fiction. "Crimes of the Balance Sheet" is a mystery book.

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Creative Senior Moments
Price: Free! Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Old women don't always think of their lost loves, sometimes they think about politics. texting or the latest fad. Here are a number of things that I did not know when I was young. Topics range from bad people,business and friendship to human rights, narcissism and sex.
How to Brew a Better Thesis
Price: Free! Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » College Guides
65 tips to author a good thesis, from the choice of adviser to the defense. Frank and honest advice by a retired Ph.D. researcher.
The Barefoot Sergeant
Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Short historical fiction. What happens to the "primitive" or "primal" art from Africa? The prices of African art are fueled by strange prejudices. In this story about Benin, a hero from the 1930s escapes oblivion and finds a home.
The Cat Who Owned Us
Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » General
Children book. This is a short story told by ten-years old Gordon, who lives in Savannah, GA. He came back from school and found a kitten sleeping on his bed. How did the kitten come there? Who helped him? And can we keep it?
My 20-foot Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Children book. Young Gordon becomes obsessed with the idea a finding gold. In Savannah, Georgia, gold stories are just as numerous as ghost stories: the town used to be visited by pirates. This is a tongue-in-cheek short story (5800 words) told by Gordon himself. You will be surprised by what he found.
Vague Souvenir
You set the price! Words: 83,950. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Vague Souvenir: a World War 2 novel. Marine Leroy is a French child fiercely attached to her tutor. She will be betrayed: her family is divided between the Fascists and the members of the Resistance; for some, the war turns division into opportunity. Lyman Hall is a young American economist who dreams of world peace. Their dreams are shattered, but can any good possibly come out of the war?

Smashwords book reviews by Claude Lambert

  • Murder in the Philosophy Department on June 14, 2011

    This is an excellent mystery of the Agatha Christie type: you get through a number of suspects with a motive. It is an entertaining read. The crime happens in the philosophy department of a third class college. It is good choice; the worst department of any run-down college is likely to be philosophy. The college is described with humor and a good eye for characters. The strength of the book is in the main character: it is a woman who does not like people very much, but she is likable because she is fair and always willing to help. "I liked people all right, but only in very small doses." says the hero, Professor Liza Ryder. I wish her many happy returns. She is more interesting than Miss Marple!
  • Naming The Moon on Nov. 03, 2011

    There is a lot of talent here: this is a real author. For that reason, you should have a look at this: years from now you could say: "Oh! It is an author I discovered before everybody else." But right now, it is not a good book yet, just a good author. I do agree with the other reviewers so far (4 of them on librarything): the book needs a lot of revision. There are two very loosely related stories: one about a man who loses his girlfriend and tries to get on with his life. He meets another girl who disappears with all his stuff (including his potted plants: I like that detail!) The other story is about the discovery of an ancient skull and the trouble it causes to the hero. I think that the characters, specially the friends, could be more developed: we only recognize them by their names. And I may be a little dense, but I would understand everything so much better in 200 pages instead of 50. I need to know what happened to the girl who disappeared, because we are given to understand that it is something bad, but no explanation comes on. It could make a good detective story. The second story comes out as written very fast and there is a lack of precision about the science of bones - as compared for instance to the stories of Aaron Elkins who would be a direct competitor in terms of audience. I think that the book has more ambition than the "detective" style, it could be profound like the best Graham Greene, but for that, it needs to be longer and the poetical link between the two stories needs to be worked on. This being said, I enjoyed the trip.