Search Results: "Jay Cost"


BOOK REVIEW

COST by Roxana Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2008

"A fictional case study, at once pedantic and riveting."
Robinson (A Perfect Stranger: And Other Stories, 2005, etc.) offers the unrelentingly pessimistic story of a woman coming to grips with her son's heroin addiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAY by Jay Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"An account that rushes too quickly from one memory to the next without allowing a scene's potential to develop fully."
A debut memoir focuses on a rural childhood and adventurous self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2012

"An impassioned argument that will only appeal to a conservative audience."
Weekly Standard blogger Cost examines what he sees as the dangerous domination of the Democratic Party by special interests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now, writing with Miller, he shares the secrets of his inspirations and creations. (Abrams; $35.00; Oct.; 160 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3579-1; color and b&w photos)"
If you're just a little bored with Tiffany's (a girl can use only so many tasteful diamonds, after all), here's a change: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the fabulous faker's tribute to himself and his 30-years-plus as a creator of wildly imaginative costume jewelry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE JAY GIRL by Sylvia Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"An appealing window into a long-ago world. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Because her friends' parents think her dangerous, nine-year-old Blue Jay Girl tries to change her nature to that of a careful quail, but the tribal healer and her husband help her adopt careful ways without sacrificing her boldness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JABBER THE STELLER'S JAY by Sylvester Allred
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A well-intentioned effort that fails to take flight. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
The first year in the life of a Steller's jay is recounted, with a focus on the Southwest ponderosa pine forest and other animals that live there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Sure to hearten some and irritate others, this work is a valuable contribution to our ongoing debate on rights and justice."
Offering nuanced ideas, Holmes (Political Science/Princeton and New York Univ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALAN JAY LERNER by Edward Jablonski
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1996

"However, he relies on the standard literature in retelling Lerner's life, barely moving beyond a handful of well-known sources for further insights. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable biography of a noted Broadway and film lyricist/librettist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT WHAT COST by James L'Etoile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"The milieu, suspects, and supporting characters are all forgettable, and the killer scarcely puts in an appearance before he's unmasked as a bogeyman. The results are best suited to nail-biters in search of something to read in a single breathless sitting, though presumably not in a doctor's waiting room."
L'Etoile's first novel pits a Sacramento police detective against a killer who's mutilated corpses for the worst possible reason. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Top-shelf instruction on the mechanics of the medical economy.
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Surgeon Ruggieri (Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated…Life Behind the O.R. Doors, 2012) tutors readers on the economic forces that make the surgical theater tick.
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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An authoritative briefing on a great general. (8 pages photos, maps, not seen)"
An absorbing biography of Vietnam's ranking soldier-statesman and, arguably, one of military history's greatest captains, from a scholar who gained direct access to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Detached analysis that sheds more heat than light on an issue of critical importance."
A disappointingly superficial and inconclusive critique of US pay practices. Read full book review >