Search Results: "Adam Leith Gollner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"A fresh, juicy and highly satisfying treat."
Admitting that he has gone "off the deep end trying to get to the core," Gourmet and Bon Appetit contributor Gollner offers an informative, enlightening account of fruits and their role in human life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"An entertaining, well-researched account of the quest that brims with our fond hopes, foolishness and even desperation."
Former Vice editor Gollner (The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession, 2008) may have felt he would need to achieve immortality in order to write this comprehensive, busy book, which bulges with the results of his reading, interviewing and traveling. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT REALM by Sarah Leith Bahn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 21, 2010

"Bahn presents a straightforward fantasy story plenty capable of engaging young readers, especially those with limited attention spans."
Nature acts as a secret source of magic and mayhem for the young protagonist in Bahn's debut novel. Read full book review >

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IRONING JOHN by James Leith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"This bloke surely entertains his mates, and if an Englishman in an apron is your cuppa orange pekoe, why here's a nice cuppa."
While his wife (``the Househead'') took a year to compose a biography of the prime minister, British food critic and quondam actor Leith reversed roles with her and assumed the tile of ``the Houseworm.'' He now sends a report of what he dubs ``the Major Year'' across the pond to entertain the folks hereabouts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Required reading for aspiring writers, lawyers, politicians and marketers."
Former Daily Telegraph literary editor Leith (The Coincidence Engine, 2012, etc.) brings to life a forgotten but eternally essential subject. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE ROSE by Valery Leith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Though newcomers won't want to start here, readers who've followed Leith through the two previous fascinating, hypercomplicated, multidimensional puzzle-boxes will be delighted."
Conclusion to Leith's remarkable fantasy trilogy (The Company of Glass, 1999; The Riddled Night, 2000) about the magical land of Everien, previously a battleground between various barbarian tribes and the Pharician Empire, once—in the distant past, or the far future—home to a culture of astounding complexity and accomplishments, now carved into isolated territorial blocks (time runs at different rates within each block) by the time-serpent unleashed by Jaya Paradox. Read full book review >

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THE COINCIDENCE ENGINE by Sam Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Leith's narrative runs mildly manic after a while, but the dichotomy between his unruffled prose and the mad events at hand ultimately foster a savvy comedic groove."
When a British student comes to possess a physics-bending device, all hell breaks loose on his journey across America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington."
A comprehensive anthology of documents from colonial times to the present that tells "the story of how black people made themselves and interpreted the world in which they lived." Read full book review >

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LEAVING PATRICK by Prue Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Diverting light fare that entertains agreeably."
One of England's most noted chefs (two television shows, twelve cookbooks) offers up a delicious debut novel of love gone cold but then reheated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Much too deep contemplation of his navel, even for a skilled writer."
British journalist Leith is a fat man talking, and no jolly Falstaff is he in this confessional binge. Read full book review >