Search Results: "Marcie Cohen Ferris"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"In this colorful and well-researched history, the author shows persuasively how food has shaped and nourished Southern identity."
Food serves as a useful lens for examining race, economics, gender and class in the South, from plantation days to the present. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE MASTER RACE by Marcie Hershman
Released: Nov. 6, 1991

"Disappointing."
Ambitious but lifeless first novel of a fictional town in Germany, between 1939-43, where even ``ordinary'' Aryan citizens are inevitably affected by the Nazi regime. Read full book review >

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MUCH ADO ABOUT GRUBSTAKE by Jean Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"Twenty-four carat fun. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Rustle up a feisty, independent 16-year-old-girl named Arley who runs a rundown boarding house for three oddball, panned-out gold miners; a stranger dressed in black who rides into town on a black horse; a silver-tongued city slicker who offers to pay big bucks for tapped-out mines; a handsome newspaper editor wooed, to Arley's chagrin, by prissy, pretty Lacey dressed in dimity and lace gloves; and a baker named Wing Lee, known for his Chinese medicinal teas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 1992

"A singular voice, detailing rare and fascinating views of the early 20th-century South."
Unique stories of travels about the rural South, livestock trading, and persons famous and obscure. Read full book review >

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THE UNNAMED by Joshua Ferris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Audacious, risky and powerfully bleak, with the author's unflinching artistry its saving grace."
A successful lawyer finds himself blindsided by a mysterious affliction in Ferris' sophomore effort, an even more ambitious and provocative novel than PEN/Hemingway Award winner Then We Came to the End (2007). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"There is much joy and beauty in this passage from speculation to demonstration, and we have Ferris to thank for his superb rendering, both of the shebang and of the science that studies the shebang. (Book-of-the-Month Club split main selection; History Book Club alternate selection)"
As Virgil led Dante through the thickets and circles of the inferno, so Ferris, a science writer's science writer, guides the reader through the clouds and bubbles, the singularities and uncertainties that characterize cosmology today. Read full book review >

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SAFE IN AMERICA by Marcie Hershman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1995

"A novel with a resonant theme that should tug the heart strings but disappointingly doesn't. (Author tour)"
An ambitious if too carefully calibrated second novel (Tales of the Master Race, 1991) chronicling the life and often perilous times—over the course of three generations—of one Jewish-American family. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING CLUB by Marcie Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"OLTL's producers promise to spin the tale of Marcie Walsh's authorship and its eerie complications over a whole year of the series. It's a gimmick that sounds more ingenious than any of the warmed-over devices on display here."
In what's got to be a first for a fictional character, Walsh, the police station receptionist on One Life to Live, has "collaborated" with OLTL head writer Malone (The Last Noel, 2002, etc.) on a mystery published in the world outside the realm of daytime drama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 17, 1998

"Despite these flaws, this biography will attract readers too young for John B. Severance's Thomas Jefferson (p. 1293). (b&w reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-13)"
In the Trailblazer Biography series, an entry that proceeds chronologically, through the highlights of Jefferson's life, from his boyhood in Virginia, college days, family, views on slavery, the construction of Monticello, his reluctant participation in the new government, retirement, and death, with an summary of his legacy. Read full book review >

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TWICE UPON A MARIGOLD by Jean Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"For full appreciation, readers should start with the opener. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Lightning doesn't strike twice, but this follow-up to the delicious romantic comedy Once Upon A Marigold (2002) goes down as easily as one of the yummy dishes crafted by anagrammatically named chef/toymaker/jolly-old-elf Stan Lucasa. Read full book review >

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RELATIVE STRANGERS by Jean Ferris
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 18, 1993

"With fully dimensional characters and irresistibly lively, telling dialogue: an unusually likable and thought-provoking novel. (Fiction. 12+)"
It sounds like a dream vacation: after graduation, her father takes Berkeley for two first-class weeks in London and Paris; she even gets to see brand-new boyfriend Spike in both cities. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 31, 1990

The title's a bit grandiose, since this 864-page anthology deals almost solely with Western science and, moreover, except for a few poems, includes no pre-20th-century entries (no Newton, for instance). . .but never mind. Read full book review >