Search Results: "Jonathan Waxman"


BOOK REVIEW

ITALIAN, MY WAY by Jonathan Waxman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"Simple yet not simplistic—a welcome introduction for home cooks to the seasonal flavors of Italian cuisine."
California meets Italy in this fresh, accessible take on America's favorite ethnic cuisines. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Erudite and wholly satisfying."
Former New York Times culture correspondent Waxman (Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System, 2005) adroitly and expertly explores a centuries-old struggle. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS by Abbi Waxman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"This debut begs for an encore from Waxman."
Thirty-something Lilian Girvan, mother of two young girls, is a widow who saw her husband die in a car crash 50 feet from their home. But Waxman's debut novel, far from sad and depressing, is full of wry humor and a cleareyed view of how life keeps offering good things. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE IN THE TRIBE by Dov Waxman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"A meticulous, precise, well-organized survey that takes into account the many different views and will certainly facilitate the heated conversation."
An examination of how American Jews' relationship with Israel has moved from unconditional support to critical engagement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Waxman's grasp of the interior of the studio world, and her ability to make the workings of closed-door deals comprehensible, raise her work from textbook to something truly absorbing."
New York Times Hollywood correspondent Waxman examines the trajectory of the independent feature film in the 1990s as exemplified by the work of six Tinsel Town outsiders. Read full book review >

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THE MCVENTURES OF ME, MORGAN MCFACTOID by Mark S. Waxman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An antic-filled romp through the trials and tribulations of a young inventor's exciting life. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Morgan McCracken combats bullying by using his head instead of his fists. When this fails him, he runs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2009

"A welcome look at the internal workings of the legislative branch—essential for political junkies."
How does Congress work? With utmost difficulty, reveals longtime House member Waxman—but those who hold it in low regard, he adds, "lack a full appreciation for what Congress really does." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIG by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet book that needs a little more oomph to make it a big hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little one tries to imagine himself big in this picture-book treatment of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >

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AT NIGHT by Jonathan Bean
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Quietly lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Small in both size and concept, this sweet, gentle story is perfectly constructed and balanced. Read full book review >

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MISSING! by Jonathan Langley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And his warm-hearted illustrations make the whole episode a spoonful of sweet medicine. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pair of feverish imaginations work their respective owners into swivets in this gently amusing story of crossed signals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FOR ANTARCTICA by Jonathan Chester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 1995

"Recommended only for those in need of pictorial material on this region. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pastiche of full-color photographs, some quite wonderful, that do not make a coherent alphabetical listing. Read full book review >