Search Results: "Catherine Weill"


BOOK REVIEW

FRYDERYK CHOPIN by Catherine Weill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Attractive to look at, to hold and to hear, this is a good selection for music-making children. (Informational picture book/audiobook. 6-10)"
Charming illustrations and a thoughtful choice of performance examples enhance this deceptively simple introduction to the life and work of Frederic Chopin that emphasizes the singing voice of his piano music. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Even with its design flaws, the book remains a good choice for bilingual storytimes and conversations about color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following Opuestos (2009), Weill introduces colors with mixed success in the latest book in her bilingual First Concepts with Mexican Folk Art series. Read full book review >

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I'M GLAD I DID by Cynthia Weill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Mystery, romance and insider music-industry detail distinguish this intriguing 1960s coming-of-age story. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
An aspiring songwriter accepts a summer job with a music publisher in 1963 New York City, where she learns about her family, her friends and herself. Read full book review >

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THE CAJUNS by Gus Weill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2004

"Everything falls apart as a result of Weill's failure to find the right balance between the light and the dark."
Broad humor mixes with melodrama in this novel about the Cajuns of Louisiana. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"Recommended for the student of musical-theater history; less vital for the general reader."
This is the complete correspondence of Weill and Lenya, though because she preserved far more of his letters than he did of hers, the book tends to heavily favor Weill's voice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Taste for Happiness by Michel David-Weill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2015

"A thoughtful recollection for philosophically minded readers."
A ruminative memoir of an eclectic life lived happily. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Just right for the Day of the Dead or for a fresh take on family structures—tan lindo! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though they are skeletons, this family couldn't be friendlier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WELL OF BEING by Jean-Pierre Weill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A beautifully crafted, uplifting meditation on the inner, personal dimensions of hope."
A self-styled "children's book for adults" about finding contentment in the world. 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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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Book Day celebrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This second work by one of the authors of ABeCedarios (2007) follows its predecessor's highly praised concept and design. Read full book review >