Search Results: "Alisa Solomon"


BOOK REVIEW

WONDER OF WONDERS by Alisa Solomon
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Everything a Fiddler fan could hope to learn but with little to entice general readers."
Raising the roof on one of the most successful and resonant works in the history of Broadway. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1998

"This invaluable contribution to the canon wars is rare manna from academia. (12 b&w photos)"
Theater critic, dramaturge, and Village Voice staff writer Solomon (English and Theater/City Univ. of New York Graduate Center) offers a fresh, authoritative view of the canon as the seat, not the nemesis, of postmodern gender theory. Read full book review >

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BABY SAYS…NO! by Alisa Coburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Patient parents and cajoling caregivers everywhere will say yes to this one. Baby may still say no, but no matter. There's always ice cream. (Board book. 2-5)"
The baby says no to everything…except ice cream! Read full book review >

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ON THE COUCH by Alisa Kwitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Still, the crime subplot is hardly thrilling: sexy romance with a few welcome twists."
Rich-kid psychotherapist and tough New York cop flirt it up, each playing a role for the unwitting other. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not only are the recipes mouthwatering, they usher in the warm sentimental goodness that can only result from home-baked joy."
Delve into the sinfully delicious world of sweets and treats from Nashville's signature dining spot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Bare Bones by Kaarin Alisa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A magical, passionate version of the life of Jesus unlike anything taught in Sunday school."
An ambitious novel offers an unconventional retelling of Jesus' story. Read full book review >

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THE FEMINIST AND THE COWBOY by Alisa Valdes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A memoir for chick-lit fans who can stomach a bit of politics along with their romance."
A big-city girl finds loves where she least expects it and re-examines her life in the process. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A commonplace book more full of sound bites than a political convention: perfect bedside reading for academics who want to drift off to sleep believing that they really can make a difference in recalling the education business to its true vocation."
The brothers Solomon—Robert (Philosophy/Univ. of Texas at Austin; A Passion for Justice, 1990, etc.) and Jon (Classics/Univ. of Arizona)—take a bracingly common-sensical approach—in the form of 137 sermonettes—to the problems everybody agrees are dogging the American university. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1999

"While skewering the media, Solomon commits the same sins of which he finds them guilty: sensationalism, superficiality, banality."
Populist excoriation of the US media that amuses but never quite enlightens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIPE DREAM by Solomon Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2001

"Despite occasional descents into melodrama, Pipe Dream is the work of a talented newcomer passionate about his material. An impressive debut—and a writer to watch."
A staff writer for Philadelphia Weekly debuts with a searing tale of betrayals, self-betrayals, wasted lives—and addiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"An engrossing story that hints at the fragility as much as the triumph of democracy."
How a high-stakes 1937 power struggle transformed America's judiciary and government. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Though too long and not always to the point, a somewhat useful piece for readers interested in natural resources and the geopolitics attendant to them."
Occasionally murky, slow-flowing study of the role of water in the making—and perhaps undoing—of civilization. Read full book review >