Search Results: "Andrew Winer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MARRIAGE ARTIST by Andrew Winer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"A tour de force of provocative ideas—about art, love, Jewish identity, survivor's guilt, the fluidity of time and so much else—expressed through emotionally riveting characters."
In this resolutely ambitious novel from Winer (The Color Midnight Made, 2002), a present-day art critic's attempt to understand his dead wife and her brilliant Native-American artist-lover intertwines with the fate of an equally brilliant Jewish artist in 1930s Vienna. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR MIDNIGHT MADE by Andrew Winer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2002

"Well-crafted but directionless and unexceptional, becoming tedious in short order."
An earnest if rather stiff debut describes a boy's recollections of growing up in a mildly troubled San Francisco home. Read full book review >

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FROGS SING SONGS by Yvonne Winer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"An illustration of the frog life cycle is incorporated into the title page, and a bibliography of additional resources is appended, including both print and online sources. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In their fourth entry in this nature series, collaborators Winer and Oliver (Birds Build Nests, 2002, etc.) again utilize their successful format to explore the world of frogs through lyrical rhyming text and exquisitely detailed watercolor paintings. Read full book review >

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BIRDS BUILD NESTS by Yvonne Winer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An eye-opening, as well as eye-filling, companion for Barbara Bash's Urban Roosts (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Oliver (Possum in the House, 1989) presents page-filling, finely detailed close-ups of 15 nests and their avian builders, from ruby-throated hummingbird to snowy owl, all in natural (or in the case of the white stork's chimney-topper, unnatural) settings, each with a short rhymed caption from Winer (Butterflies Fly, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALMOST STRANGERS by Delsa Winer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2000

"An imaginative but flawed debut, with slight characters and a strained plot that are, at times, overwhelmed by powerful word pictures and demanding big ideas."
First-novelist Winer explores the meaning of survival and identity, as a woman, mourning her dead mother, her old way of life, and a futile love affair, finds her new life even more perplexing than her old. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Makes you want to rush out to the nearest nightclub and check out the action."
Winer, a New Yorkbased journalist who covers musical theater and cabaret (coauthor of Sing Out, Louise!, not reviewed), spent a year on the cabaret circuit following its three dominant figures, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, and Julie Wilson, with serendipitous results. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES FLY by Yvonne Winer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"It's another lovely close-up look at nature from the creators of Spiders Spin Webs (1998). (Poetry/nonfiction. 6-9)"
In a set of large, lavishly detailed, full-bleed watercolors, Lloyd-Jones captures the intricate beauty of more than 15 species of butterflies from around the world. Read full book review >

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EDMUND UNRAVELS by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This long extended metaphor filled with laugh-worthy wordplay will comfort children and parents alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Edmund, a ball of teal yarn, explores the world but returns to his family. Read full book review >

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BORIS GETS A LIZARD by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A fun romp with an anthropomorphized swine will leave beginning readers 'hog wild' at their accomplishments. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Boris, an ugly but somehow truly winsome warthog, is back for another outing. Read full book review >

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MOUNTAIN MEN by Andrew  Glass
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

Dedicated to Samuel Clemens, who "promised never to let dull facts get in the way of telling a true story," this rousing mix of fact and fancy fleshes out the lives and adventures of several half-legendary harbingers of the Westward Expansion. Read full book review >