Search Results: "Burt Wolf"


BOOK REVIEW

EATING WELL by Burt Wolf
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"The recipes, though no more of a piece and no more necessary in today's overstuffed market than the notes, at least have more sense and style."
Timed to accompany his new PBS show of the same name, this latest grab bag from TV-chef Wolf (What's Cooking, 1989) starts off in a typically random manner with an unprepossessing Senate bean soup (already represented in who knows how many cookbooks) and then another soup dish composed of fried catfish, bread-and-catfish dumplings, and vegetable matchsticks that comes from a Salzburg hotel whose chef claims it was Mozart's favorite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S COOKING by Burt Wolf
Released: Feb. 17, 1989

Another TV chef's eclectic and unintimidating mix of American and international dishes, from blackened fish and apple pandowdy to Mandarin chicken salad and Irish coddle—with a fair share of hybrids such as Alamo burgers in pita bread and ratatouille made with V-8 juice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VISIONARY LEADERSHIP by Burt Nanus
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

"A largely routine, essentially redundant primer on productive and prescient stewardship."
Pedestrian variations on a theme that Nanus (The Leader's Edge, 1989; coauthor, Leaders, 1985) has played before, albeit to no great effect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORYBOUND by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"While the novel doesn't reach the heights to which it clearly aspires—Harry Potter, Inkheart, A Wrinkle in Time—its high concept could have cinematic potential, with deeper character development and less contrivance. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old girl finds herself to be an illegitimate visitor to the land of Story in this debut middle-grade fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 12 DARES OF CHRISTA by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sweet story about letting go and allowing life to lead the way. (Fiction. 10-13)"
To say Christa Vasile loves Christmas is an understatement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"An insider's knowing and engaging portrait, not to be found in any guidebook. (16-page photo insert, not seen)"
Washington hand Solomon (Where They Ain't, 1999) astutely tracks three families of American aristocrats who wielded power inside the Beltway through the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART by Burt Bacharach
Released: May 7, 2013

"Illuminating and gritty, though Bacharach's remarks are occasionally self-serving."
Reminiscences of a master songwriter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MEYER THE BIRD by Wolf Erlbruch
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book is very nearly a piece of art, both in the tender, offbeat story and in the illustrations. Mrs. Meyer is a worrier and not just about the small stuff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENEATH THE STONE by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Map; pronunciation guide; note about the Zapotecs. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
In appealing, handsomely composed color photos and a brief but informatative text, a portrait of Leodegario Vicente Golan Ruiz (``Leo'') and his large family, whose tapetes (rugs or hangings) are ``famous throughout Mexico.'' At six, Leo is already a weaver of ``small tapetes in simple patterns.'' Wolf details his typical day (including school), tells how his family celebrates ``The Days of the Dead'' and other holidays, and depicts visits to the ancient capital of the Zapotecs (their ``impressive culture'' was one of several that were flourishing when the Spaniards arrived in A.D. 1519) and to a market (Leo's work sells quickly, but the low price two of his mother's tapetes bring is matter of concern to these hardworking people). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Invisible Scars by Jane Boyar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"A tale of surviving and prospering amid the hardships of fortune."
In this novel, a beautiful, wealthy Texas woman falls in love with a married member of Spanish nobility. Read full book review >