Search Results: "Jane Brody"


BOOK REVIEW

JANE BRODY'S GOOD SEAFOOD BOOK by Jane Brody
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

Health and nutrition writer Brody (Jane Brody's Good Food Gourmet, 1990, etc.) and frequent cookbook coauthor Flaste sticks with her credo of ``low in fat, high in flavor''—this time casting a line for succulent, nutrient-dense, low-calorie seafood. Read full book review >

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52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"It's sure to be enjoyed by teens, but this novel is just another example of poor-little-rich-girl lit. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
There's no reason to hate this novel, but there are certainly plenty of reasons to feel apathetic about this formulaic work. Read full book review >

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THE 13TH CONTINUUM by Jennifer Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2016

"Derivative and half-baked. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
A teenager discovers something very wrong in her post-apocalyptic deep-sea colony. Read full book review >

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RED STAR SISTER by Leslie Brody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

"Casually convincing sentences and a steadfast memory make this a representative memoir of a troubled era."
A self-critical but refreshingly unrepentant memoir of '60s radicalism. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF AN AVID READER by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Brody (Murder on a Summer's Day, 2016, etc.) has the style of the classic British cozy down pat. Plenty of distinctive characters, charming animals, and twists and turns add up to a delightful, though not particularly taxing, mystery."
A socially superior private detective seeks a child long ago given up for adoption. Read full book review >

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BOYS OF SUMMER by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"A promising idea sabotaged by poor pacing and narcissistic characters. (Romance. 14-18)"
Winlock Harbor has been Ian Handler and Grayson Cartwright's summer vacation spot for years, and they've always spent their summers hanging out with local Mike Metzler. But this summer, their final summer before college, is filled with drama. Read full book review >

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RETURN OF THE CONTINUUMS by Jennifer Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Will please fans of the first. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Following The 13th Continuum (2016), Myra and Aero (and friends) journey in search of the First Continuum. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2008

"Intoxicating and informative, a personal glimpse at one of the masters of cinema that will appeal to casual readers and filmgoers as well as Godard's devoted fans."
Meticulously detailed biography of the renowned filmmaker, from his early days as a critic to success as director of such classic French New Wave films as Contempt and Alphaville. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT THE SEASIDE by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"In addition to re-creating the feeling of the golden age, Brody this time provides a stronger mystery than usual."
A private investigator finds yet another vacation ruined by murder. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE UNDECIDED by Jessica Brody
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"A pleasant, if gimmicky, romantic comedy. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager fed up with the consequences of her actions creates an anonymous blog and asks readers to take control of her life choices. Read full book review >

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ADDIE BELL'S SHORTCUT TO GROWING UP by Jessica Brody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Warm, if frothy, acknowledgment of the value of keeping true, longtime friends. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
On the eve of her 12th birthday Addie wishes she were 16. Read full book review >