Search Results: "Faye Moskowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

AND THE BRIDGE IS LOVE by Faye Moskowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A slight book that would have been even more enjoyable without the crocodile tears."
Short-story writer Moskowitz (Whoever Finds This: I Love You, 1988) entertainingly but mawkishly divulges a few secrets from a seemingly endless font of family lore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

INVINCIBLE SUMMER by Hannah Moskowitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 19, 2011

"Moskowitz's second novel is more sand-in-shorts-irritating than engaging beach-blanket read, a sad follow-up to her powerful debut, Break (2009). (Fiction. YA)"
Every summer, Chase knows what to expect: time in the sand with his siblings, the company of the girls next door and the occasional fights between his parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A harsh critic of the forces changing urban life paints a vivid and grim picture of the future of American cities."
A freelance journalist reveals the many evils of gentrification. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF GLITTER AND BLOOD by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 28, 2015

"In spite of its narrative unevenness, this novel of friendship, love, and fighting for one's beliefs should find a place among fans of the modern fairy story. (Fantasy. 15-18)"
When war broke out a year ago in the fairy city of Ferrum, its inhabitants, except for four young rebellious fairies, fled in search of a safer home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAIN DOCTORING by Richard Moskowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2013

"An eye-opening but heavy-handed look at the medical profession from a doctor who turned his back on its standard practices."
In an essay collection that's part memoir, part homeopathy textbook, a doctor embraces the ideals of patient-centered treatment and attacks hallmarks of traditional medicine, including vaccination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEETH by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Provocative, unsettling, complex and multilayered. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
In a taut, unusual fable, narrator Rudy's family has moved to a remote island where a rare species of fish has magical healing properties when eaten. Read full book review >

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GONE, GONE, GONE by Hannah Moskowitz
Released: April 17, 2012

"A complete miss from an otherwise solid author. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The Beltway sniper shootings and the attacks of 9/11 become the crucible for this exploration of teenage grief and love. Read full book review >

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NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"A smart, insightful love letter to line-crossing individualists. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Etta, self-described "rich black was-ballerina," is blessed with a strong will and personality to match and an enviable gift for achieving her goals—if only she knew what they were. Read full book review >