Search Results: "Julie Salamon"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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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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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The Finite Woman by Mark Salamon
Released: April 25, 2016

"An ambitious, insightful novel about two damaged people struggling to overcome their pasts.
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A complex psychological tale examines grief and unlikely redemption. Read full book review >

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P. ZONKA LAYS AN EGG by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Charming, unusual and sure to induce smiles. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hen P. Zonka annoys the other chickens in the yard: Instead of laying eggs, she spends her time carefully observing, and marveling at, the natural world around her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Readers would be hard-pressed to find a snappier introduction to language appreciation, poetry and vocabulary enrichment. (author's notes) (Bilingual picture book/poetry. 3-10)"
A striking exploration of the animal kingdom in bilingual poems. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST AND THE KING by Julie Fortenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2014

"Parts of this may fly over younger audiences' heads, but the general point is adroitly made. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a nod to art's twin powers of subversion and of transformation, a very small painter makes a hardhearted king cry—and then smile. Read full book review >