Search Results: "Inga Saffron"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Here's whatever is worth knowing about Romanoff and Petrossian and the remarkable history of beluga, osetra, or sevruga eggs, all in this one basket, served with much style."
An experienced hand in Eastern Europe and Russia, now architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports extensively on a snack for the well-heeled that used to come from Russia with, if not love, then much salt. Her text surveys the art, science and lore of sturgeon roe: caviar, of course. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 6, 2014

"Inga joins the leagues of essayists who make the mundane truly entertaining."
An irreverent debut collection of essays on the quotidian details of family life. Read full book review >

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SAFFRON SKIES by Lesley Lokko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Longwinded, but ultimately satisfying."
A family saga spanning three continents and 30 years. Read full book review >

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SAFFRON SKY by Gelareh Asayesh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An especially topical read considering the ongoing tension between the United States and much of the Arab world."
The vibrant, discerning memoir of a young newspaper journalist which depicts her immigration from Iran in 1977, her assimilation into American culture as a teenager, and her return to her native country in October 1990 as war loomed over the Persian Gulf. Read full book review >

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THE SAFFRON KITCHEN by Yasmin Crowther
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Though Crowther builds an evocative portrait of Iran and the painful pull of two cultures, too much of the novel hinges on an overly enigmatic character and her vague longing for the indefinable idea of home."
Crowther's uneven debut, split between London and Iran, traces the journey a mother and daughter make to close the distance between their lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A charming little gift for an inquisitive cook."
An admiring account of an exotic spice with a long and varied history, by a food writer whose imagination keeps the story light and lively. Read full book review >

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SAFFRON AND BRIMSTONE by Elizabeth Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Some redundancy and sketchiness are only slight blemishes in another rich display of this gifted visionary's enticing wares."
Myth and magic are the ingredients assembled to sometimes stunning effect in this vivid gathering of previously collected and recently published stories from the award-winning fantasy author. Read full book review >

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SALT AND SAFFRON by Kamila Shamsie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The issue underlying this story is compelling: the tug of tradition on the global soul. Sadly, Shamsie gives us little reason to keep turning the pages. Little, if anything, is at stake for its protagonist."
Shamsie's second novel (In the City by the Sea, 1998, not reviewed) concerns the impact of caste, history, family lore, and globalization on a college-age Pakistani woman studying in the States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2013

"Remarkably candid; a deeply fascinating account of Thailand and Buddhism."
An intimate look into the unique experience of entering the Buddhist monkhood in Thailand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. Read full book review >

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OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE IN THE WOODS by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Modest and nicely quirky. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everybody needs a house that's just right. Read full book review >