Search Results: "Luisa Weiss"


BOOK REVIEW

MY BERLIN KITCHEN by Luisa Weiss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"Half-baked and unappetizing."
In her debut, The Wednesday Chef blogger recounts her life in and out of the kitchen. Read full book review >

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LUISA AND THE SILENCE by Claudio Piersanti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The first of Piersanti's several novels to reach English translation. May his others follow soon."
The progress of an emotional and physical "crack-up" is traced in meticulous and spine-tingling detail in this accomplished 1997 Italian novel. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS WEISS by Naomi Ragen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Of the complexities embraced in this intergenerational drama, some are harsh and difficult to relate to, while others are universal. The book is unflinching and surprisingly suspenseful."
Ragen (The Tenth Song, 2010, etc.) sensitively explores the repercussions in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family when one of its members leaves the fold. Read full book review >

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Ethan Weiss and the City Between Two Rivers by R. Diskin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"An imaginative adventure in a fully realized alternate world that young readers will surely want to visit."
A young hero exposes an evil plot in this sci-fi adventure set in an alternate version of New York City. Read full book review >

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SYMMETRIES by Luisa Valenzuela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Very impressive work."
Symmetries ($14.99 paperback original; Sept.; 167 pp.; 1-85242-543-1): A 1993 collection of 19 imaginative stories by the Argentine writer (Bedside Manners, 1995; Open Door, 1988, etc. ) whose finest work picks up where her late countryman Julio Cort†zar left off. Read full book review >

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BLACK NOVEL [WITH ARGENTINES] by Luisa Valenzuela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 1992

"Awfully smug, when it isn't being just plain awful."
Valenzuela (The Lizard's Tail, 1983; Open Door, 1988) posits two Argentinian novelists here, Agustin and Roberta, both living in New York for a spell. Read full book review >

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BEDSIDE MANNERS by Luisa Valenzuela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A broad take on class struggle and revolution that breezes effortlessly between the bedsheets and the sheets of history."
A woman recently returned to find democracy restored in her Latin American homeland remains passively immobilized in bed at a remote country club, trying to ignore the surreal history and politics intruding into her room. Read full book review >

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STRANGE AND WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Entertaining and informative. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A trip through the history of flight, with Weiss (Maps: Getting from Here to There, 1991, etc.) at the helm. Read full book review >

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ON A HOT, HOT DAY by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1992

"Warm and attractive, a good choice for any season. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The creator of several simple, appealing picture books (Where Does the Brown Bear Go?, 1989) presents preschooler Angel and his mother, indoors and out, in a city neighborhood where they live between ``El Bodegero'' and ``Pepe's Luncheonette.'' The simple text highlights seasonal changes and activities (``On a cold winter day...Mama says, `Bundle up...' '') and year-round affection, while in the airy, simple compositions there are intriguing details to follow: a cat that reappears, items on sale at the store, the contents of a rooftop clothesline. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD TURNS ROUND AND ROUND by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Despite its slightness and occasional clumsiness, this has obvious tie-ins for teachers building units on ancestry or geography, and would be suitable for classroom use. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Classmates of various ethnicities receive gifts from their relatives in other countries. Read full book review >

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MAPS by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Still, an excellent survey that nicely conveys the fascination of its many-faceted subject. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
An admirably lucid presentation of what maps are, how they're made, and their many different types and uses. Read full book review >

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SURPRISE BOX by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"From implied role models to sophisticated color, a richer offering than is immediately evident. (Picture book. 2-7)"
While Granny naps, a bright-eyed moppet prepares a lovely surprise—a shoebox full of treasures: ``Pebble Penny Bottle cap Nail Ant Worm Frog Snail.'' Captioning her simple, well- constructed illustrations with a succinct text in the style of Dog Boy Cap Skate (1989), Weiss tells an appealing story with a satisfyingly startling climax (``Shake Listen Stare Shriek'') and a cozy conclusion (``Girl Granny Giggle... Read full book review >