Search Results: "Matthew E. Kahn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Realistic conservation tactics that may not resonate with today's fervently anti-tax advocates and their compliant representatives."
A modestly encouraging prediction that technical progress and the free market can ensure a tolerable, if hotter, future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Bloody Lane by Martin E. Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A slow-building murder tale, but the complicated hero and serpentine wrap-up make it a worthy mystery."
A Justice Department investigator's latest case is the killing of a Civil War re-enactor, his body cropping up on Maryland's Antietam Battlefield in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T CRY FOR ME, HOT PASTRAMI by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although the mystery's solution is perfunctory (the main clue is never completely explained), Kahn's attention to every outrageous detail—from the pink-on-pink ballroom to the rainbow tacos filled with sardine and frankfurter—makes this a voyage to remember."
Looks like stormy seas ahead for the hapless congregants of Temple Rita who've boarded the Bargain II for a cut-rate cruise to St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAX ME A BAGEL by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Marissa Piesman goes west, with broad temple comedy substituting for Upper East Side wit. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection)"
Next time you're in Eternal, Texas, be sure to stop in at The Hot Bagel (the only local competition, Kulberg's Deli, is from hunger). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLD THE CREAM CHEESE, KILL THE LOX by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Better as a travelogue than a puzzler."
Holy mackerel—not to mention the sturgeon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER NOSH A MATZO BALL by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"In channeling Ruby, Kahn robs her story of any real satiric bite, just as she robs readers of the chance to find out what really went on at Eternal's Ecumenical Diet Seder."
Kahn's second has no dearth of plot; once again, a murder lays itself at the very doorstep of Ruby Rothman (Fax Me a Bagel, 1998), widow of Rabbi Stu Rothman, late religious leader to the Jews of Eternal, Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"Generally speaking, a swinging read."
The artistic and commercial vicissitudes of a seminal jazz label, reconsidered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1991

"A first-rate briefing on the use of brawn as well as brains to alleviate the U-boat threat."
Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to the Allies throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's ability to read many of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"For the most part, however, a muddled miscellany. (Eight pages of b&w photos— not seen.)"
A scattershot profile of a wily septuagenarian who seems to have succeeded the late Armand Hammer as the Kremlin's favorite US businessman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICKEY & ROBINSON by Roger Kahn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A gripping, informative blend of memoir and cultural history."
The author of the classic The Boys of Summer (1972) and numerous other titles about the national pastime returns with a personal account of the fracturing of the racial barrier in Major League Baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An intoxicating panoply of legends and heroes, surely one of the most solid and delightful sporting histories of recent times. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
With spellbinding results, a writer better known for his immortal baseball books crosses over—both to another sport, boxing, and to another literary genre, the sprawling social history. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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