Search Results: "Jeannette Ferrary"


BOOK REVIEW

BETWEEN FRIENDS by Jeannette Ferrary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 1991

"Privileged glimpses, then, for fellow worshippers."
No doubt Mary Frances Kennedy (known as MFK) Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Inspiring fun for foodies."
The author of M.F.K. Fisher and Me (1991) traces her life from its Brooklyn beginnings, when she couldn't cook and couldn't care less, to writing for the New York Times food section and rubbing shoulders with culinary heroes Julia Child and Alice Waters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"The concept of a cookbook for market day could bear a substantial treatment, but this is capricious, ephemeral stuff. (Line drawings throughout.)"
Fennel-and-carrot bisque; poached sole with chanterelle sauce; leek, red-pepper, and goat-cheese frittata; spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs—or with olives and sun-dried tomatoes: These are typical of the recipes contrived by Ferrary (Between Friends, 1991) and Fiszer (Season to Taste, coauthored by Ferrary, 1988) and presented here in alphabetically arranged chapters, from artichokes to tomatoes, as suggestions for what to do with the produce you might pick up at greenmarkets. Read full book review >

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JEANNETTE RANKIN by Gretchen Woelfle
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"A welcome addition to the short list of titles for young readers about this important figure. (timeline, bibliography, source notes, index not seen) (Biography. 9-14)"
Jeannette Rankin was born in Montana and spent her life working hard for women and for peace. Read full book review >

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JEANNETTE RANKIN by Trish Marx
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Rankin is a standard roster entry in collective biographies of women in politics, but this is the first standalone for young readers in more than ten years—and definitely the most memorable. (Biography. 10-12)"
An engrossing profile of a lifelong peace activist who was also the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Read full book review >

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CALLGIRL by Jeannette Angell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"While this reads like a memoir, a faint suspicion lingers that it could be fiction, like the author's previous work (The Illusionist, 2000, etc.). Either way, it provides a revelatory view of a life few women know much about."
Engrossing, no-holds-barred story of a college lecturer by day and a callgirl by night. Read full book review >

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Before Sliced Bread by Jeannette Kerr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"Well-written, mouthwatering, and nostalgic—an excellent addition to the literature of North American cooking."
This memoir of a Canadian girlhood affectionately combines recollections with recipes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2000

"Snoopy scatoscopy at its juiciest."
A cable TV gossip spills the beans about a lot, if not all, the tricks of her feline trade and, naturally, delivers plenty of old and new dirt along with it. Read full book review >

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IT'S MY PARTY by Jeannette  Watson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A fact-filled, tiresome memoir that leaves readers wanting more of some topics and far less of others."
A member of a celebrity family shares her life story. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER STAR by Jeannette Walls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"Walls turns what could have been another sentimental girl-on-the-run-finds-home cliché into a fresh consideration of both adolescence and the South on the cusp of major social change."
Memoirist Walls, who has written about her own nomadic upbringing (The Glass Castle, 2006) and her remarkable grandmother (the novelized biography Half Broke Horses, 2009), turns to out-and-out fiction in this story about two young sisters who leave behind their life on the road for the small Virginia town their mother escaped years before. Read full book review >

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MATTERS OF CHANCE by Jeannette Haien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Far from groundbreaking fiction, but a gratifying, companionable read nonetheless."
Septuagenarian Haien's second novel (The All of It, 1986) is a simplistic though satisfying and pretty much traditional family chronicle. Read full book review >