Search Results: "Annette Kahn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

A piercing historical and personal record of the wartime crimes and 1987 trial of the Gestapo's ``Butcher of Lyon.'' France's most significant war-crimes trial since the Forties is covered here by the head of the political desk for the French magazine Le Point—who also happens to be the daughter of one of the victims of the notorious Klaus Barbie. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

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DON’T CRY FOR ME, HOT PASTRAMI by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although the mystery's solution is perfunctory (the main clue is never completely explained), Kahn's attention to every outrageous detail—from the pink-on-pink ballroom to the rainbow tacos filled with sardine and frankfurter—makes this a voyage to remember."
Looks like stormy seas ahead for the hapless congregants of Temple Rita who've boarded the Bargain II for a cut-rate cruise to St. Read full book review >

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FAX ME A BAGEL by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Marissa Piesman goes west, with broad temple comedy substituting for Upper East Side wit. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection)"
Next time you're in Eternal, Texas, be sure to stop in at The Hot Bagel (the only local competition, Kulberg's Deli, is from hunger). Read full book review >

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HOLD THE CREAM CHEESE, KILL THE LOX by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Better as a travelogue than a puzzler."
Holy mackerel—not to mention the sturgeon. Read full book review >

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ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A lot of eructation, with a little education. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The mechanical rivals of Robot Zombie Frankenstein! (2012) go for the full "alphabelch" in this effervescent return. Read full book review >

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NEVER NOSH A MATZO BALL by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"In channeling Ruby, Kahn robs her story of any real satiric bite, just as she robs readers of the chance to find out what really went on at Eternal's Ecumenical Diet Seder."
Kahn's second has no dearth of plot; once again, a murder lays itself at the very doorstep of Ruby Rothman (Fax Me a Bagel, 1998), widow of Rabbi Stu Rothman, late religious leader to the Jews of Eternal, Texas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"Generally speaking, a swinging read."
The artistic and commercial vicissitudes of a seminal jazz label, reconsidered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"For the most part, however, a muddled miscellany. (Eight pages of b&w photos— not seen.)"
A scattershot profile of a wily septuagenarian who seems to have succeeded the late Armand Hammer as the Kremlin's favorite US businessman. Read full book review >

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RICKEY & ROBINSON by Roger Kahn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A gripping, informative blend of memoir and cultural history."
The author of the classic The Boys of Summer (1972) and numerous other titles about the national pastime returns with a personal account of the fracturing of the racial barrier in Major League Baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1991

"A first-rate briefing on the use of brawn as well as brains to alleviate the U-boat threat."
Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to the Allies throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's ability to read many of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >

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BLACK PLUS by Annette Tamarkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Paper at play, designed to appeal as much to touch as to the eye. Both toddlers and budding paper artists may be drawn in. (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
Lifting a flap brings bright color and visual surprises to plain silhouettes in this wordless outing from a Belgian paper artist. Read full book review >