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

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

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

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

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2009

"Solid reporting on the reckless use of medical technology for socially dubious ends."
Sobering story of what parents, and doctors, will do to help short and tall children become "normal." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COST OF LIVING by Arundhati Roy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"With eloquent anger and careful research, Roy expertly captures the faces of both folly and courage. (Author tour)"
In her first non-fiction work, award-winning novelist Roy (The God of Small Things, 1997) reveals the authoritarian paternalism of the Indian state that lies behind a mask of benevolence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EDUMACATION OF JAY BAKER by Jay Clark
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Restraint would have been the better part of valor here. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A sardonic teen must balance life, love and irritable bowel syndrome in this strained middle-class comedy of manners. Read full book review >