Search Results: "Evan Sung"


BOOK REVIEW

TO THE BONE by Paul Liebrandt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"For those addicted to following the rise, fall and eventual resurrection of celebrity chefs, Liebrandt's story will be an essential ingredient on their reading menu."
Acclaimed chef Liebrandt and Friedman (Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Bocuse d'Or, the World's Most Prestigious Cooking Competition, 2009) collaborate in a "literary tasting menu," chronicling the chef's bumpy yet supersonic rise in the culinary world and the prestigious chefs who influenced his career. Read full book review >

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THE OPPOSITE ZOO by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In exploring the concept of opposites at a zoo in nighttime, Na also explores a looser look than in many of his earlier books. Read full book review >

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LOVE LOVE by Sung J. Woo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A writer of deep pathos and empathy, Woo (Everything Asian, 2009) has given us a deeply felt novel of parents and children, husbands and wives—the many ways we try to connect and fail; and how sometimes, somehow, we succeed."
As their father's body is ravaged by illness, two siblings try to recover from failed marriages and rebuild their lives. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >

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LOYALIST TO A FAULT by Evan Munday
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Enjoyably campy horror set in a small town with, plainly, dark secrets aplenty yet to discover. (Mystery/fantasy. 12-15)"
Someone is systematically looting the town of Sticksville of its historical records in this third caper featuring punk teen detective October Schwartz and her five dead partners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE & SEEK by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Ready or not! Here comes a book worth finding. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Expert hide-and-seekers will hear the hushed scuttles and feel the quickened pulses as a group of animals plays a rain forest game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING ASIAN by Sung J. Woo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"A novel that both delights and instructs."
Cleverly concatenated stories about the experience of Korean immigrants make up Woo's loosely structured novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTERFEIT SKIN by Yi-Sung Oliver Ho
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"A rich collection of poetic images from a debut author."
Ho's debut collection of poems touches on the universal themes of childhood, the passage of time and memories of place. Read full book review >

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ELECTRICITY IN YOUR LIFE by Bo-hyun Seo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Not quite the whole story, but a pleasant, tidy start. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A first look at what electricity does, where it comes from, and how to behave around it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Interesting and enjoyable reading for the election year, with a bonus story among many other presidential narratives: the origins of the Baby Ruth candy bar."
George Washington threw a dollar coin across the Delaware, George Dubya, the onetime "Texas Prince Hal yearning to become Henry V," throws missiles at Iraq. Who can tell how the spin will play? Read full book review >

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ALL THE WINTERS THAT HAVE BEEN by Evan Maxwell
Released: April 26, 1995

"Soft-focus themes—of decades-deferred sexual attraction, family as an antidote to mortality, and save-the-wolves eco- correctness—for the crowd who like their novels short, clichÇ- ridden, and bargain-basement poignant."
A Bridges of Madison County knockoff, from a former journalist who has co-written mysteries (Murder Hurts, 1993, etc.) with his wife under the name A.E. Maxwell. Read full book review >