Search Results: "Isa Chandra Moskowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"More than just a niche guide, this mouthwatering collection of desserts will satisfy even the most reluctant reader."
The icons of hip vegan cuisine tackle the heavyweight champ of American dessert: pie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A well-reported, well-written chronicle of a botched criminal investigation and its disturbing aftermath."
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists for the Washington Post document what went wrong during the investigation of the high-profile Chandra Levy case. Read full book review >

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TÍA ISA WANTS A CAR by Meg Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"A pleasant tale of determination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tía Isa dreams of buying a big car, green like the ocean that surrounds the island that she, her brother Andrés and their niece left to move to the United States. Read full book review >

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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 >

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LOVE AND LONGING IN BOMBAY by Vikram Chandra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1997

"A brilliant work, equally effective in its radiant separate parts and as a pleasingly complex and highly original construction."
Five ingeniously linked long stories by the young Indian-born author whose impressive fictional debut was the magical-realist Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995). Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AMOS by Deborah Chandra
Released: March 4, 1999

"The partly rhymed text, with featured uppercase and lowercase letters in boldface, creates an evocative rhythm to underscore the playful pretend outing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Soft colors and small, rounded figures in Narahashi's paintings add extra appeal to this alphabetic horsey ride. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TROUBLED REFUGE by Chandra Manning
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Manning conveys in gritty detail the fraught alliance between refugees and their military protectors."
A history of slaves who took refuge with the Union Army on their journey to freedom. 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 >