Search Results: "Jason Goodwin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SNAKE STONE by Jason Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A mildly entertaining smoke-and-mirrors tale that teases more than it delivers."
A leisurely mystery set in 19th-century Istanbul, the second in a series which began with The Janissary Tree (2006), winner of the 2007 Edgar Award. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"An interesting and valiant attempt to encompass a subject that may be too cumbersome for one volume."
British popular historian Goodwin (Lords of the Horizons, 1999, etc.) explains how the Yankee dollar replaced Spanish pieces of eight as the world's most powerful money. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"Entertaining and elegant—perhaps not everyone's cup of tea, but boasting far more flavor than the average travel book."
An engaging and offbeat exploration of the tea trade by English travel-writer Goodwin, whose two grandmothers—Granny Eileen with her tea caddy from India, filled with Keemun and Lapsang Souchong; Granny Goodwin with her tea caddy from China, filled with Assam and Darjeeling—gave him an early introduction to the ritual and romance of tea. Read full book review >

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THE BAKLAVA CLUB by Jason Goodwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"Yashim's fifth, and reportedly final, case unfolds more like a picaresque caper than a whodunit, elegantly written and immersing the reader in exotic 19th-century Turkey. Still, it's a long and leisurely road to actions of consequence."
When a part-time sleuth—and full-time eunuch—happens upon a dastardly, if somewhat inept, nest of killers, what else can he do but save the day? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JANISSARY TREE by Jason Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"Middling."
Goodwin, an acclaimed travel writer and popular historian, now takes on a mystery, with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"An elegantly written, thoroughly entertaining work of popular history. (25 b&w illustrations)"
A delightfully picaresque history, brimming with memorable anecdotes and outrageous personalities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVING JASON by Michael Sears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"You don't need a background in economics to get drawn into this thriller, but it probably helps."
Sophisticated sleuth Jason Stafford gets drawn into a mysterious corporate takeover plot in Sears' (Long Way Down, 2015, etc.) latest high-finance thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASON & KYRA by Dana Davidson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Suffering without a strong story or inspired writing, Davidson's debut misses its mark. (Fiction. 12+)"
An improbable romance blossoms between two African-American students: Jason Vincent, basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school, and intelligent, but inexperienced Kyra Evans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODWIN THE GOAT by Don Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Definitely a work in progress—particularly next to the painterly chaos in David Wiesner's Art & Max (2010) and Karen Beaumont and David Catrow's I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (2005). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A never-before-published tidbit from the archives of Corduroy's creator, featuring a goat that gets into an artist's paint box. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASON RAT-A-TAT by Colby Rodowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2002

With some help from a perceptive grandpa, the unathletic middle child in a sports-centered family finds his bliss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A fine first introduction to an age-old tale of travel, adventure, and heroism. (Mythology. 6-9)"
Murder, intrigue, betrayal, patricide, regicide, and more constitute Jason's epic quest for the Golden Fleece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALCHEMY OF CHARLOTTE GOODWIN by Michelle Colston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Readers will be anxious for a sequel to this engaging novel, as one book of Charlotte's lives isn't enough."
A woman glimpses the lives she could have led in Colston's (The Undiscovered Goddess, 2012) well-crafted novel. Read full book review >