Search Results: "Catherine Tavel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 1991

"Sympathetic—but rough on the stomach."
Readable memoir of ``Alice,'' by day a psychologist, by night ``Mistress Jacqueline'': a dominatrix, or ``fantasy engineer''- -although ``some people call me `Goddess.' '' Rimmer (The Harrad Experiment, etc.) and Tavel started out to interview 10 or 12 porno stars to find out how they abandoned parental sexual and religious conditioning, bared their bodies, and had sex in public. Read full book review >

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HEALTH TIPS, MYTHS, AND TRICKS by Morton  Tavel
Released: July 21, 2017

"A persuasive, informative, and well-structured guide to deciphering health care advice."
In this manual, a physician delivers facts and research to puncture scams, myths, and trends that have more to do with consumerism than wellness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2012

"A persuasive, well-written evaluation of the logic and evidence that influence medical decision-making."
A physician takes an evidence-based approach to evaluating alternative medical treatments. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE LACEY
by Vincent Scarpa

Ask Catherine Lacey for the origin story of her new novel, The Answers, and she won’t hesitate to give you the short answer: back pain. More specifically, an inexplicable and persistent back pain that greeted her in the midst of an emotionally turbulent period in her life marked by loss, upheaval, and complication; a time which occasioned, for Lacey, a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A richly illustrated story that could benefit from better page design and crisper storytelling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gorgeous, lush illustrations strengthen a somewhat loosely connected story. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR WHO SHARED by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Simple and sublime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three forest animals square off over a juicy piece of fruit but avert conflict. Read full book review >

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LAND, SEA, AND SKY by Catherine Paladino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A celebration indeed. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-10)"
Framed between Aileen Fisher's ``Looking Around'' (``Bees/own the clover,/birds/own the sky...'') and Felice Holman's ``Who Am I?'' (``The trees ask me,/And the sky...''), 17 more poems, grouped as the title suggests and all of good quality (though Dickinson's ``I'll tell you how the sun rose'' easily outshines the rest). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Good, thought-provoking reporting. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
In attractive color photos from various sources and with a straightforward text that has enough information to stir up interest and concern, portraits of eight endangered domestic animals as they are being conserved on farms around the US: the Dutch Belted cow, the four-horned Navajo-Churro sheep, Ancona chickens, the American Bashkir curly horse, etc. A concluding list of 84 endangered breeds gives pause with such familiar names as Rhode Island Reds and Percherons. Read full book review >

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GOOD DAYS BAD DAYS by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1991

"Good for discussion with a lapsitter or a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wholesome look at a nuclear family of five in a wide range of activities grouped as opposites: work, play; happy, sad; dull, fun; etc. The cheerful, not-too-obtrusive message is that sun does follow rain, both literally and metaphorically, and that each has its appropriate role. Read full book review >

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PLAY GENTLY, ALFIE BEAR by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Softly painted illustrations of this cuddly, teddy bear-like family will enchant young children while at the same time providing a useful lesson for siblings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a new baby brother and sister arrive on the scene, a young bear named Alfie must learn how to play gently with them. Read full book review >