Search Results: "Ina Lipkowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"Brings a depth of historical and linguistic relevance to the table."
Lipkowitz (English/MIT) cuts through the flesh to expose the culinary history of five foods and how the five senses assisted their evolution in the English language. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 31, 2016

"A wide-ranging, toothsome smorgasbord of Gotham's good eats and the tireless men and women behind each plate."
Exuberant New York chefs and restaurateurs share their culinary histories. Read full book review >

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BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS by Dai Sijie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Literate and moderately engaging, but unlikely to enjoy the same runaway success that greeted it in La Belle France."
A curious debut novel by a Chinese expatriate filmmaker, first published to widespread acclaim in 1998 France, dramatizes the restrictions placed on the minds and imaginations of Chairman Mao's followers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Despite her sizeable bibliography, Caro's evocation of French history in her travels is only marginally deeper than that of the Michelin guides. (25 line drawings, not seen)"
Caro's travelogue incorporates, with only partial success, the sensibilities of a dogged historical researcher and a chatty tour guide in its trip through French history from Roman Gaul to Louis XIV's court. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2011

"A nicely organized, reliable companion for touring by train from Paris."
In this sequel to Caro's The Road from the Past: Traveling Through History in France (1994), the author discovers that with today's high-speed trains, she doesn't need a car to visit historic France. Read full book review >

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A PRAYER FOR CHILDREN by Ina Hughs
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"An affecting compilation of short prose pieces that intermittently move and entertain the reader."
An inspirational collection of short writings on subjects ranging from an 11-year-old's determination to rid herself of freckles to Helen Keller's perseverance in the presence of silence and blackness. Read full book review >

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BEYOND SLEEP by Willem Frederik Hermans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2007

"An unusual and intriguing book, and a welcome introduction to the work of a neglected 20th-century master."
Scholarly ambition encounters unforgiving factuality in this previously untranslated 1966 novel from the Dutch author (1921-95) whose edgy experimental fiction includes The Tears of the Acacias and The Dark Room of Damocles. Read full book review >

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QUINITO’S NEIGHBORHOOD/EL VECINDARIO DE QUINITO by Ina Cumpiano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not an essential purchase, but this will prove useful even so in curricular settings, when teachers and librarians are presenting units on community helpers and extended families. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Not so much a story as a small boy's introduction of his family members and neighbors, recounted as he makes his way down the street to school. Read full book review >

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A BED IN HEAVEN by Tessa De Loo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A consummate dramatization of the impenetrable mysteriousness of other people's lives: convincing proof that de Loo is one of Europe's most accomplished novelists."
The ordeal of Hungarian Jewry during WWII, survivor guilt, and the unbridgeable distances between people yearning to connect—these are the major motifs sounded in this brisk, elegiac second US appearance by the Dutch author of The Twins (2000). Read full book review >