Search Results: "Colman Andrews"


BOOK REVIEW

COLMAN by Monica Furlong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2004

"Furlong merits a memento mori, but this one is more of a rough draft. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Prefaced by an appreciation from Karen Cushman, this posthumously published sequel to Wise Child (1987) plunges its small band of fugitives into new adventures, but suffers from slow pacing and a general lack of internal cohesion. Read full book review >

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MY USUAL TABLE by Colman Andrews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"'My problem, of course, was that I was a decade or so ahead of the times.' That's not the only one."
A stroll down Memory Lane, with stops at the eateries that have shaped him, from food writer Andrews (The Taste of America, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"To be sure, Andrews makes better reading than does the general run of blurby food-trend pushers; but this sampling doesn't rate shelf-space beside such heavies as M.F.K. Fisher and John Thorne."
Andrews's Catalan Cuisine (1988) was an impressive cookbook and a captivating gastronomic travelogue. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2010

"A wildly partisan paean to Adrià and a celebration of culinary wonders."
Saveur co-founder and former Gourmet magazine columnist Andrews (The Country Cooking of Ireland, 2009, etc.) chronicles and applauds the career of Ferran Adrià, a chef whose El Bulli restaurant became a lighthouse of innovation and experimentation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid, decent, likable and a bit dull—rather like its subject."
The squeaky-clean story of Hollywood's ultimate nanny. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"A contender for Least Interesting Book of the Year."
Former Golf magazine senior writer Gummer details—and details and details—architect David McLay Kidd's creation of the seventh golf course at Scotland's legendary St. Andrews. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN CADDIE IN ST. ANDREWS by Oliver Horovitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2013

"Not everyone can get to St. Andrews, but with Horovitz's memoir, they can get somewhat of an insider's view."
The experiences of an American caddie at golf's most sacred locale. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Opening oversight aside, a thoughtful and visually arresting trove of seasonal verse. (Poetry. 6 & up)"
From this well-known mother-and-daughter anthologist duo (Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, 2009, etc.) comes another rich compendium of occasional poems loosely chronicling the months and holidays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: April 3, 1995

"An important contribution. (statistics, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
With this year's flurry of interest in WW II brought on by a succession of 50th Anniversary celebrations, many will be looking for serious social histories to round out the study of this period. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The light of Colman's bright prose brings these women to the front once again, and young readers and researchers will be astonished and delighted at their bravery. (bibliography, photo credits, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Using contemporary newspaper clippings and headlines as well as photographs that capture vivid historical moments, Colman offers an overview of a subject too often neglected in children's biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2000

"A must-have for most collections. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A brief discussion of the development and persistence of gender roles acts as an introduction to this excellent overview of what it has meant to be a girl in this country, from pre-colonial times to the present. Read full book review >