Search Results: "Julie Salamon"


BOOK REVIEW

JULIE by Jean Craighead George
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Interesting Eskimo village lore, and more lupine detail, but the unifying theme here—Miyax saving the wolves—is not nearly as arresting as the original. (Fiction. 10+)"
This sequel to 1973 Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves continues the story of Julie Edwards Miyax Kapugen, the girl who traveled across the tundra with her adoptive wolf pack. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Perceptive and empathetic, but also gently unsparing—a superbly nuanced portrait."
From veteran nonfiction author Salamon (Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids, 2008, etc.), the authorized biography of the playwright who brought the dreams and disappointments of her generation of women to the American stage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2001

"A perturbing read that prods us to ponder guilt and innocence from new perspectives."
A suspenseful, well-researched account of the life of a Brooklyn lawyer Robert Rowe, who murdered his wife and three children and escaped prison with the insanity plea in 1978. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS TREE by Julie Salamon
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Tearful, if you so lean."
The Christmas Tree ($12.95; Lg. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2008

"Ambitious, unwieldy and unfocused."
A portrait of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., that, like the hospital's own emergency room, is overflowing and overextended. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"In the end, this narrative is at once too private and too impersonal—the reader floats on the surface of events and characters, unable to to enter into the Salamons' search for a safe place to raise their family. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Bonfire of the Vanities film chronicler Salamon (The Devil's Candy, 1991) leaves Hollywood for sadder and more personal venues as she searches, none too successfully, to understand her family's history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 1991

"Like watching a World Trade Center tower topple onto Wall Street. (Eight-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Engaging, in-depth study of how Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities was transferred from megahit book to megaflop movie; by the film critic of The Wall Street Journal, novelist of White Lies (1987). Read full book review >

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MUTT'S PROMISE by Julie Salamon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Emotional depth, adventure, and puppies—highly satisfying. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Three puppies learn empowering life lessons in this middle-grade tale. Read full book review >

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JULIE CHRISTIE by Tim Ewbank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Christie's significance as an actress and cultural icon await a more perceptive appraisal."
Shallow biography of the renowned film, stage and TV actress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid, decent, likable and a bit dull—rather like its subject."
The squeaky-clean story of Hollywood's ultimate nanny. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2005

"Indulge in this memoir of marrow and butter, knowing there is always a bitter green to balance the taste."
A gratifying year spent tackling the art of French cooking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT IN THE CITY by Julie Salamon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"An odd mixture of animal fantasy, music appreciation, sentimental story and (minor) problem novel, this bland concoction is clearly intended to charm but just as clearly misses the mark. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Adult author and former New York Times reporter Salamon places a cat at the center of her beloved city in her first effort for young readers. Read full book review >