Search Results: "Amy Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE SOUFFLÉ AT A TIME by Anne Willan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A charming, if not revelatory, portrait of a woman determined to bring French cuisine to a wider audience, with emphasis on traditional, accessible recipes that respect the intellectual side of cookery. Recommended for Francophiles and culinary enthusiasts."
British founder of the bilingual La Varenne cooking school in Paris, veteran cookbook author and world traveler Willan traces her experiences through piquant anecdotes, including favorite recipes that mark salient memories and friendships. Read full book review >

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NOTHING by Robin Friedman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Despite the many issues it tackles, this is a fast, well-written read, and while the conclusion is a bit too easy, the story is nonetheless moving. (author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A quiet, lyric look at the price of perfection. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR MY SISTER GOT LUCKY by Aimee Friedman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"For ultra chick-lit fans. (Fiction. YA)"
Although not the star pupil at Anna Pavlova Academy like her older sister Michaela, high-school freshman Katya "Katie" Wilder is accustomed to the ballet school's cutthroat atmosphere, as well as to the constant lights, noise and people of New York City, where she has lived her entire life. Read full book review >

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THE IMPORTANCE OF WINGS by Robin Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Told in a first-person voice that is both sardonic and sincere, Friedman's novel succeeds in bringing forth some common issues that challenge any immigrant American child who must straddle separate ways of life while striving for that true-blue American image. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Roxanne (Ravit) Ben-Ari is an Israeli-American girl growing up in 1980s New York City. Read full book review >

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GUN MEN by Gary Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 1993

"Good clean fun for gun- control freaks with a taste for blood."
A principled assassin takes on the brass of a quasi-NRA outfit in newcomer Friedman's first fiction—a pulpish update of Rogue Male. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"Well-written and well-paced, but may have limited appeal."
A memoir of two years in the life of a slightly muddled collegiate who sought clarity by traveling the world on a shoestring budget. Read full book review >

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THE GRAY LOVER by Carl Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 1998

"Superlative work from one of the best newer writers on the international scene."
By the Dutch author of Nightfather (1994) and The Shovel and the Loom (1996), three long stories that explore the Jewish experience and the legacy of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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IDEAL MARRIAGE by Peter Friedman
Released: March 1, 2004

"Andre is a friendly kid but hardly a complex one, and newcomer Friedman has to reach and stretch for material enough to fill up even this microcosmic little slip of a Bildungsroman."
The sometimes, though never deeply, amusing little tale of a teenaged boy planning for his sex life. Read full book review >

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Hell Toupee by Mitch Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Takes a light, self-deprecating approach, injecting some comic relief into a calamitous experience with hair loss."
A self-conscious funnyman recalls the series of stressful misfortunes that caused his unflattering hair loss. Read full book review >

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THE MILE HIGH CLUB by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2000

"But the Kinkster's loyal fans won't rest until they see whether their hero gets left holding the bag."
No wonder Kinky Friedman is feeling a little agitato. Read full book review >

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FLASHPOINTS by George Friedman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A thoughtful, uncluttered treatise considering Europe's intractable patterns of unemployment, immigration and racism."
This nonacademic but erudite view of European history shows that the 20th century's trauma of war and violence is not quite behind us. Read full book review >

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ELVIS, JESUS, AND COCA COLA by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1993

"Not much about Coca-Cola, though."
Nobody (certainly not sneering Sgt. Read full book review >