Search Results: "Barbara Witt"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Isn't there something a little tacky about this kind of recycling job when our shelves are already bulging with bright but ephemeral creations and adaptations?"
The compilers of this collection—a cookbook editor and a restaurant owner—have gathered easy recipes for a contemporary assortment of simple dishes (the publishers call it ``new-style comfort food'') from dozens of other well-known cookbook authors and recipe writers, many of whom are perky interpreters themselves. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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LILI by Abigail De Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Enormously ambitious, though Lili, vital as she is, repels more than engages, making of her life an extended exercise in fine writing rather than the deeply affecting story of a strong woman."
A first novel examines the big questions of war, love, and faith through the story of Lili, passionate and smart but debilitatingly self-absorbed. Read full book review >

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Raising an Independent Child (Yes, You are Leaving the Nest!) by Fred Witt
Released: Oct. 5, 2013

"Easy-to-read suggestions that will hopefully lead toward better parenting, independent children and a happily empty nest."
Straightforward parenting advice from a father of three. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A well-written, provocative re-imagining of the world as it was, is and will be."
A bold, controversial book of physics theory by biomedical engineer and businessman Witt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2015

"A propulsive and fascinating portrait of the people who helped upend an industry and challenge how music and media are consumed."
A history of the music industry's reckoning with digital technology, the Internet, and the "pirate generation." Read full book review >

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BROKEN AS THINGS ARE by Martha Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Follows old trails, yet everything you come upon seems absolutely new. A real wonder."
Witt's first outing, told by a middle sibling, is the story of a North Carolina family, dysfunctional in touching and sometimes very amusing ways. Read full book review >

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SLOW DANCING ON DINOSAUR BONES by Lana Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Some fine moments but an overdone genre—burned green tomatoes."
A debut southern gothic loaded with all the requisite ingredients: bootleggers, banjo-pickers, evil strip-miners, and a couple of durn good-lookin' gals. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF A THIRSTY WOMAN by Lana Witt
Released: June 1, 1999

"Despite all the traveling, the story doesn't go far."
A southern-style Beat goes on the road to find her sister, a life better than the one she's got in down-home Kentucky, and'she hopes—Carlos Castaneda's Don Juan. Read full book review >

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CHIEF'S MESS by L. A. Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"Sexy, sincere romance."
Anthony Talbot finds much more than a glorious hookup when he meets Noah Jackson in a bar. Their sexual chemistry is powerful and immediate, and falling in love is easy. But Noah has demons that Anthony doesn't think he can face again. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Truly remarkable, composed with all the precision and insight you expect from a law professor, marked by all the elegance and sparkling readability you don't."
Artfully mixing law, history and sharp analysis, a Yale law professor examines the persistent struggle to reconcile justice and humanitarianism in America's conduct of war. Read full book review >

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DOGS by Abigail De Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Although the plot reads like a soap opera, De Witt's prose is nuanced and her characters are finely shaded."
A story about growing up with a distant father and an ineffectual mother in Austin, Texas, in the 1970s and '80s. Read full book review >