Search Results: "Jana Richman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2005

"Well crafted, intimate and engaging: an unorthodox rite of passage with ruminations on faith, feminism and more."
A quest for hope, meaning, a sense of place and ancestral connections, all mounted on two slippery wheels. Read full book review >

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JANA by David Veronese
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Still, it may provide a few bittersweet hours for nostalgia junkies."
A close-to-the-wind American expatriate gets involved with some drug smugglers even more dubious than he is: an artsy homage to the pulp fiction and films noirs of the Forties. ``I remember nothing,'' the femme fatale tells small-time thief Eddie Verlaine on their first meeting in an Amsterdam bar. ``Nothing. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COWGIRL by Jana Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Richman's mastery of the emotional geography is illuminating, and Dickie's dichotomous affections call to mind the work of Pat Conroy."
A conflicted woman faces the ghosts of her desert childhood in this heartfelt Western drama from Richman (Riding in the Shadows of Saints: A Woman's Story of Motorcycling the Mormon Trail, 2005). Read full book review >

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JANA BIBI'S EXCELLENT FORTUNES by Betsy Woodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2012

"Good-humored, soft-centered, nostalgic armchair tourism."
Memories of the Raj are never far away in an affectionately old-fashioned tale of community life set in the fictional Indian hill town of Hamara Nagar in 1960. Read full book review >

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THE MASK CARVER'S SON by Alyson Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Better luck next time to a first-time author who tends to write from the brain rather than from the heart."
An occasionally evocative if often amateurish tale of ninth-century Japan and a young painter's longing for art and love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1998

"A pleasant Borscht Belt memoir, much like a Borscht Belt meal: excessive beyond nourishment, but hey, why not try a little? (62 b&w photos, not seen) (For the grander side of life in the Catskills, see Richard Grossinger's Out of Babylon, p. 1622.)"
For more than half a century, until about 1970, legions of middle-class Jewish workers and businessmen moved their families each summer from crowded New York quarters to Catskill bungalow colonies and communal settlements known as kuchaleins (literally: ``cook alones''). Read full book review >

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THE RHYTHM OF MEMORY by Alyson Richman
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Wonderful in places, but sometimes more of a downer than many readers may bargain for; Richman's latest could have withstood some judicious pruning without losing its rhythm."
Richman explores the story of two couples whose lives touch in unexpected ways. Read full book review >

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THE BUTTER DID IT by Phyllis Richman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1997

"Altogether, then, a flawed but intriguingly different and readable first outing."
A debut novel set in the competitive world of upscale restaurants in Washington, D.C. Chas Wheatley, a food critic for the Examiner, is shocked and unbelieving when her long-ago lover and longtime friend Laurence Levain, a master chef, is found dead in his apartment on the eve of the City Tastes gala, an annual event he founded. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER by Jana Oliver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More developed and less torrid than standard teen paranormal fare, which is a nice change. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
It's 2018, and 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne just wants to fight demons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An NBC miniseries based on the book will air in November. (Photos—eight pp. b&w—not seen.)"
A less-than-compelling reinvestigation of a 1932 Arizona crime in which two bodies were dismembered, stuffed into luggage, and taken by rail out of state. Read full book review >