Search Results: "Candace Walsh"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A memoir of broken relationships, family recipes and hard-earned love that reads at times like a menu of personal grievances and their suggested food pairings."
One woman cooks and cries her way through seasons of disenchantment and discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT IS LIKE AN ANIMAL by Candace Whitman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Whitman's dreamy torn paper pictures create a gentle mood and portray the bear as a soft, appealing creature; if the text is self-consciously poetic, it is also reassuring in its depiction of the night as benign. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a story poem by a first-time picture book creator, Night is a big shaggy bear, the bringer of darkness and the protector of sleeping children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOWJI DISCOVERS AMERICA by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Let's hope for a sequel or two. (Glossary) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Lowji has lived in Bombay with his Ma and Bape for his whole life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Despite a Dewey error and some humor over the head of the target audience, this is a winner, and the final story seems to promise a fifth-grade sequel. (Fiction. 7-11)"
No teacher wants to teach this year's fourth-grade class at Aesop Elementary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An excellent resource and worthy companion to more traditional biographies. (introduction, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
How does a biographer do justice to the life of Benjamin Franklin when he lived so long and did so much? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Skip it. (glossary, index, source notes, bibliography of books, videos, and Web sites) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A disjointed scrapbook of anecdotes and journal entries, strung together with archival photos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE FIFTH AVENUE by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"With a breezy pace that brings to mind a Gilded Age comedy of manners, the novel might not have anything new to say about New York society, but there are enough twists to keep it fun."
The residents of a historic Manhattan building are thrown for a loop when an elderly socialite dies, leaving her spectacular apartment up for grabs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRADING UP by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A nearly nonexistent sense of humor unfortunately negates any vicarious pleasure to be got from either Bushnell's better observations or Janey's monstrous diva-tude."
Rapacious social climber gets the rich husband and fame she's always desired—and it's far from enough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT OF SANCTUARY by Candace Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"In all, a disappointing sixth outing for this often enthralling author."
Another labyrinth adventure for one-eyed Welshman Owen Archer (The Riddle of St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR BLONDES by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2000

"Like a Bushnell character: glittery and irresistible but, likewise, ultimately unsatisfying."
From the writer of the original Sex and the City (1996), the source of the HBO series, four loosely linked stories (being marketed as a novel) about the glamorous exteriors and unfulfilled interiors of high-status, no-longer-young New Yorkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TRUST BETRAYED by Candace Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2001

"Even so, the fadeout, trailing as many loose ends as a broken loom, provides plenty of tangles to be sorted out in the continuing saga."
Imagine Braveheart without Mel Gibson: that's what Dame Margaret Kerr of Perth is facing at the close of the 13th century and the opening of this new series by the chronicler of Owen Archer (A Gift of Sanctuary, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Fans of the first will find more to love, and newcomers can enjoy this and then head back to fourth grade. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The fabled fourth graders of Aesop Elementary, whom no teacher wanted to teach, found their perfect mentor in Mr. Henry Valentine Jupiter. Read full book review >