Search Results: "Amy Sohn"


BOOK REVIEW

MOTHERLAND by Amy Sohn
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A smart but soulless social survey which, despite the title, seems more interested in celebrities and explicit sex."
A satirical swipe at the Park Slope Crowd of parents reveals promiscuity, secrets, despair and, oh yes, child care. Read full book review >

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THE ACTRESS by Amy Sohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Behind the scenes of the tabloids, this novel finds a dated plot, dopey dialogue and cardboard characters."
The turbulent career of a Hollywood star, from the indie film festival to the red carpet to the lonely bedroom in the mansion. Read full book review >

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RUN CATCH KISS by Amy Sohn
Released: July 1, 1999

"Strictly for the already converted: Sohn's fans won't be disappointed, but it's unlikely that their ranks will swell."
A dirty-minded Holly Golightly invades modern Manhattan, in New York Press columnist Sohn's interesting (if overdone) debut. Read full book review >

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MY OLD MAN by Amy Sohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Arch, wry, and quip-ready characters can't pump up a flaccid tale."
A rabbinical school dropout's quarter-life passage is trip-wired with bombastic Boomers—in Naked City columnist Sohn's overwrought second (after Run Catch Kiss, 1999). Read full book review >

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PROSPECT PARK WEST by Amy Sohn
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

The author of Run Catch Kiss (1999) gets domesticated. Read full book review >

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SOCKS! by Tania Sohn
by Tania Sohn, illustrated by Tania Sohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A concept book that falls short. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl just loves her many-colored socks. Read full book review >

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100 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"It is a book chock-full of fun—what more could one want? (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lollipop colors and utterly cheery simplicity make for a rousing read-aloud chant. Read full book review >

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DON'T EAT THE BABY by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"Who would have thought that threatened cannibalism could yield such a sweet and original little read in a market glutted with new-sibling stories? (Picture book. 3-7)"
They'll eat him up they love him so. Or so this new big brother fears. Read full book review >

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FOX TAILS by Amy Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Four fable favorites cleverly repackaged. (author's note, morals) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four of Aesop's familiar fables feature wily fox shamelessly tricking his fellow creatures, followed by their gleeful retaliation, strung together in one continuous if episodic narrative. Read full book review >

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STARRING MISS DARLENE by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The illustrations alternate formats between multiple spot illustrations and full-page views of the young hippo performing, using a soft palette and a minimalist approach that suits the understated text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Darlene is a young hippo who wants to learn to act. Read full book review >

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BELINDA THE BALLERINA by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"In a rather crowded corps de ballet of recent dance titles for children, Belinda stands out for more than her big feet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Face the facts, Belinda has a problem, in fact, "two big problems: her left foot and her right foot." Read full book review >

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NANA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"What an orderly, likable family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her big apartment on N.Y.C.'s 86th Street, Nana prepares for her party as she does every year, with her daughters and their daughters, Maggie and Brette, coming the night before to help. Read full book review >