Search Results: "Alex Witchel"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Warm and always humane, Witchel's narrative is a poignant, candid reminder of the new normal that now defines so many adult child-aging parent relationships."
A journalist's bittersweet memoir about coping with her mother's dementia by preparing her mother's recipes. Read full book review >

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GIRLS ONLY by Alex Witchel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"I took my SATs in'') may be willing to give her the benefit of the doubts raised by her presumption of an audience for all of her privileged communications."
In the saucy short profiles she regularly turns out for the New York Times, Witchel displays a knack for breeziness that doesn't come so naturally here: Sustaining it for the length of a book means sometimes forcing it, and this time the subject is personal—the bonds and unresolved tensions among her mother, her sister, and herself. Read full book review >

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ME TIMES THREE by Alex Witchel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Reasonably evocative of the self-indulgent '80s, with some diverting magazine and party scenes, but they'd have to be a lot sharper to make up for a tired plot and a heroine who's not nearly as endearing as her creator thinks."
From Witchel (Girls Only, 1997), famed and feared for her acerbic profiles in the New York Times, a surprisingly bland first novel about life on the media fast track in Manhattan. Read full book review >

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THE SPARE WIFE by Alex Witchel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2008

"Witchel's eye for detail is delicious, and the novel is engaging in its way, if you don't mind stereotypes and a total lack of moral fiber—even the good deeds are calculated."
The Devil Wears Prada meets the Social Register in Witchel's second foray into fiction (Me Times Three, 2002). Read full book review >

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PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"It's funny, but as a book for beginning readers—which it's billed as—it misses the mark. (Early reader. 6-9)"
When Pigsticks, a pig with wanderlust, teams up with Harold the hamster, anything can happen. Read full book review >

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OPERATION ROBOT STORM by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Snow joke. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Does the world, or at least Great Britain, need saving? Call on the hirsute heroes of the Mythical 9th Division! Read full book review >

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PENGUIN'S HIDDEN TALENT by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Quirky, with a side of self-esteem. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Everybody has some kind of talent. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO CRIED NINJA by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No one believes Tim. Read full book review >

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MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DRAW by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Wild and wonderful. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Near the Mbuno Hills in Africa, a troop of competitive monkeys learn a lesson in creativity from savvy Elephant. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSEHUNTER by Alex Milway
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A good choice for reluctant readers who don't mind their books on the thick side. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
In a dangerous, pirate-infested port city, Emiline, only 12 but already a skilled mousekeeper, looks after the valuable mice her mysterious employer collects. Read full book review >

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CROCODILE'S TEARS by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Ecological storytelling at its finest. (author's note, glossary of endangered animals with colored photos) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rhino and Tickbird's query about why Crocodile cries tears leads them from one animal to another, triggering troubling and provocative questions about Africa's endangered habitats and its vanishing wildlife. Read full book review >

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PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE PIRATE TREASURE by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A silly gem of a chapter book. (Adventure. 7-10)"
Pig Pigsticks and hamster Harold return for a third installment of their odd-couple story for newly independent readers. Read full book review >