Search Results: "Copeland Marks"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"Could have been great, but doesn't quite make it."
Marks (Sephardic Cooking, not reviewed, etc.) has a good idea: promoting the grain that is the staple of North African cuisine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 1992

"An interesting collection of dishes, many of them new to Americans, from a cuisine family that is becoming increasingly popular with American Jews raised on more stolid Eastern European fare. (Photographs.)"
Marks, whose earlier cookbooks have featured such cuisines as Guatemalan, Burmese, and Indonesian, has ranged far and wide for this hefty collection, marking the 500th anniversary of the Jews' expulsion from Spain, that is held together by its focus on Sephardic Jewish and other related Jewish communities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Bound to please fans."
A lively, somewhat disjointed memoir by the former drummer and founder of The Police. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations look suitably long- ago-and-far-away, with Magpie as a perpetually windblown waif. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Known as the illustrator of Paton Walsh's Birdy and the Ghosties, Marks pens his own easy-to-read fantasy, a rather muddled tale of an honest man disgraced and discharged from his court post when he is suspected of theft. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Ultimately, the uneven presentation makes this Mother Goose collection a supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nursery rhymes. 3-6)"
Over the course of one day, readers are introduced to some familiar and not-so-familiar nursery rhyme characters. Read full book review >

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COSMIC SWAN by Bill Copeland
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2009

"Well-written, with a unique cosmic and spiritual dimension."
A geologist investigating strange tectonic phenomena discovers a mind-blowing secret under a mountain in Tibet. Read full book review >

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CHOCOLATE STAR by Sheila Copeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"The mean-spirited Topaz and Gunther are unpleasant, but not even the goody-goody Sean is appealing: in all, just plenty of glitz and three rich, unlikable people."
Copeland debuts with three rags-to-riches journeys that even when combined make up little more than a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous episode. Read full book review >

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THE BUNDLE AT BLACKTHORPE HEATH by Mark Copeland
ANIMALS
Released: June 26, 2006

"A good prospect for hottest ticket of the season. (website) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Why bother with flea circuses when elephant-sized trained snails and stag beetles are eager to perform under the big top to rhythms beaten out by honeybee drummers, while clowns with frisky pill-bug companions provoke shouts of laughter from the crowds? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOO by Graham Marks
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The tone and quality are consistent throughout, and a contemporary edge provides extra panache. (Fiction. YA)"
Kidnapped outside his home in San Diego, Cam awakens in Seattle confused and frightened. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A tale that beggars belief, told in a most amiable, if long-winded, way."
An easygoing international drug smuggler tells his life story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A rich, multifaceted, sometimes confusing story—but Marks tells it well, yielding a solid work of social and technological history."
A comprehensive account of the origins and fortunes of a 20th-century landmark: the Pill. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like a Betty Crocker recipe: goes down easy."
Cheerful social history follows the career of General Mills's long-lived celebrity spokeswoman. Read full book review >