Search Results: "Judith Kitchen"


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JUDITH by Nicholas Mosley
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Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Take the melodramatic core of reality from such earlier Mosley teasers as Accident and Serpent and you might end up with this high-toned, quicksilver mess about a delusional young actress named Judith. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON ECCLES ROAD by Judith Kitchen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"It takes chutzpah to attempt a story like this, but in this case, poet and essayist Kitchen (Distance and Direction, 2001, etc.) succeeds wonderfully."
A rich and compelling rip-off of Joyce's Ulysses, in which the June day in the life of Molly Bluhm is recorded in all its ambivalent splendor. Read full book review >

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HALF IN SHADE by Judith Kitchen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"Elegantly written and intermittently perceptive, though slightly self-indulgent in form and tone."
Essayist/novelist Kitchen (The House on Eccles Road, 2002, etc.) muses on memory, history and illness while rummaging through family photos. Read full book review >

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DISTANCE AND DIRECTION by Judith Kitchen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"'Some books are better than others,' she declares. This is one of the former."
Thirty-two essays on the subjects of time and place—some somewhat discursive, others lyrical, all as brief as a sigh. Read full book review >

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KITCHEN by Banana Yoshimoto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Timeless emotions, elegantly evoked with impressive originality and strength."
Young writer Yoshimoto's first full-length fiction to appear in the US—an excerpt of which appeared in New Japanese Voices (1991; ed. by Helen Mitsios)—explores love and loss with a distinctly contemporary sensibility. Read full book review >

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BRIEF ENCOUNTERS by Judith Kitchen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 9, 2025

"A vibrant and expansive anthology."
Two distinguished writers/editors gather together flash nonfiction essays from both established and emerging writers. Read full book review >

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THE LOVES OF JUDITH by Meir Shalev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1999

"Even so, the village mythologizing and the proverbs ('He couldn't say the names of wine, but his frying pan laughed and his knife danced in his hand—) will warm the hearts of many."
Shalev's third English translation (Esau, 1994) is set in post-WWII Palestine. Read full book review >

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KITCHEN DANCE by Maurie J. Manning
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Their joyful inclusion of the kids makes this book read like one long, wonderful hug—as the narrator says, after being tucked back into bed with a couple extra besitos, 'Umm, hmm.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Scrape! Splash! Read full book review >

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MIRIAM'S KITCHEN by Elizabeth Ehrlich
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It is a savory stew made from the social and cultural ingredients of American-Jewish life. (Author tour)"
An appealing, sensitive account of an assimilated Jewish woman's efforts to embrace the religious traditions of her ancestors. Read full book review >

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CHATO'S KITCHEN by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 1995

"Soto's inspired finger-snapping prose has found an equally imaginative comrade in Guevara's colorful urban paintings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chato and Novio Boy, low-riding East Los Angeles homeboys of the feline variety, have dinner guests. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A multifaceted journey for devotees of Vertigo to contemplate and enjoy."
Last time the world heard from Judy Barton she was tumbling out of the bell tower at Mission San Juan Bautista to her death, but it turns out the ethereal beauty of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo has more to say. Read full book review >