Search Results: "Faye Levy"


BOOK REVIEW

FAYE LEVY'S INTERNATIONAL JEWISH COOKBOOK by Faye Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1991

Levy says this book was inspired by a letter Julia Child wrote her 17 years ago, suggesting that she write a ``high-class book on Jewish cooking.'' An American raised on Eastern European Jewish fare, married to an Israeli, and well traveled in Europe (she has written a series of cookbooks with the umbrella title Fresh From France—none reviewed), she also credits a Jewish sister-in-law from India for yet another ethnic mix—so the international approach comes naturally. Read full book review >

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FAYE LEVY'S INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN COOKBOOK by Faye Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Like so many recent cookbooks, this exercise in recycling and streamlining can serve a utilitarian function but doesn't expand our cooking horizons. (Eight pages of color photographs—not seen.)"
There's no shortage of chicken recipes, or even chicken cookbooks, among the output of the last few years. Read full book review >

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ALICE FAYE by Jane Lenz Elder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Strictly for the fans, but for them most welcome."
Carefully rendered portrait of a once-popular but now largely forgotten screen siren, the archetypal "Fox blonde" who set the tone for Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TALK WITH LOLA FAYE by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2010

"An improbable tale slow to gather momentum, but darkly powerful in the end—a welcome recovery from the obscurantism of The Fate of Katherine Carr (2009)."
Another of Cook's retrospective strolls down Murder Lane begins with an apparently chance encounter at a typically dreary book signing. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT AT THE ZOO by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An exuberant, surprising, and unforgettable trip to the zoo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they are accidentally locked in, two children discover what a magical place the zoo becomes at midnight. Read full book review >

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THE WONDER by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Few books so truthfully represent a child's wandering, unwavering wondering. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A boy daydreams, wondering "where the birds are flying to," "who makes the clouds," "what the best playground in the world might be like," "what the crossing guard's sign would taste like," and "how the stars shine." Read full book review >

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THE FATAL FLAME by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"More fine work from a writer smart enough to know when a series has run its course. It will be exciting to see what the talented Faye decides to do next."
Concluding volume in Faye's gritty, atmospheric trilogy (Seven for a Secret, 2013, etc.) about New York City's fledgling police force.Read full book review >

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SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Vividly atmospheric; the thieves' slang all by itself evokes 19th-century New York with wonderful specificity. Let's hope Faye finds more dirty work for her intriguingly conflicted hero."
Bartender-turned-"copper star" Timothy Wilde returns in a second mordant historical mystery (The Gods of Gotham, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAST by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Except for the snappy dialogue and excellent grasp of police procedure, this Kellerman vehicle has little to redeem the hard-to-swallow plot, extraneous and unremarkable love story, and odd fashion minutia, which seems designed to function mainly as page filler."
Kellerman puts her LAPD detectives to the test in a most unusual outing, even by West Coast standards. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"The mystery depends on too many coincidences to take it seriously, but Kellerman (Blindman's Bluff, 2009, etc.) is more interested in the domestic details anyway."
Even though he's working an endless homicide, LAPD Lt. Peter Decker celebrates his 60th birthday by opening his house to a new child. Read full book review >

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DUST AND SHADOW by Lyndsay Faye
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Faye's debut novel faithfully captures period flavor, though a lighter touch would have been welcome at times. Her greater achievement is using the Ripper case to present a more complex portrait of Holmes and his world."
Once more Sherlock Holmes pursues Jack the Ripper. Read full book review >

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STREET DREAMS by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Incendiary Cindy rules. Fans of Kellerman (Stone Kiss, 2002, etc.) won't complain."
In the 15th of the series featuring LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his Orthodox Jewish wife Rina Lazarus, a hot-blooded offspring upstages them. Read full book review >