Search Results: "Meera Santoro"


BOOK REVIEW

PREDATORS by Lucio Santoro
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Bald eagle, crocodile, tiger, polar bear and great white shark fare better, thanks to greater specificity, but the flashy presentation cannot obscure such gaps as a failure to indicate range, a focus on the sensational and occasionally clunky paper engineering. (Pop-up/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A partially submerged saurian face beckons readers with toothy grin to open and devour, but the information contained within is hardly filling. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF A QUEEN BEE  by Meera Lester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"The second from Lester (A Beeline To Murder, 2016) is long on romance, sweet tips, and honey recipes. There's a thin little mystery, too."
A beekeeper gets a second chance at love and solving a murder. Read full book review >

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FARM-FRESH CATS by Scott Santoro
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"The comical tale gives new meaning to 'kitty litter' and 'trying to herd cats.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Farmer Ray and his wife Norma are ordinary people who love all the animals on their farm. Read full book review >

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CANDY CANE LANE by Scott Santoro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Readable but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl rescues a damaged, plastic choirboy statue that mysteriously comes alive and leads a group of rejected Christmas statues back to the girl's house. Read full book review >

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THE BOY by Lara Santoro
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Apparently meaningful passages mar an otherwise solid effort to tell a compelling story."
A contemporary Mrs. Robinson busies herself destroying lives in a small New Mexican town. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Given the subject matter and the author, one expects so much more than is delivered."
Santoro (Stir It Up, 1997), who covers jazz and pop music for New York's Daily News and The Nation, offers the first complete Mingus bio since the jazz legend's death in 1979. Read full book review >

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A HIVE OF HOMICIDES  by Meera Lester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"More moth than bee, Lester's third floats all over the landscape before settling on a target. Interrogations, pie recipes, aphorisms, and disturbingly detailed accounts of bee copulation all vie for the reader's attention."
Trouble swarms around beekeeper Abigail Mackenzie (Murder of a Queen Bee, 2016, etc.) as she tries to discover who shot her faithful friend and her friend's faithless husband. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Promising prescriptions to five of India's baneful environmental cases—right thinking and accusatory in all the right places."
Journalist Subramanian examines a handful of environmental woes besetting India, along with hopeful remedies. Read full book review >

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VIDEO by Meera Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Comparable to Jhumpa Lahiri's Pulitzer-winner, Interpreter of Maladies, and very probably the beginning of a fine career."
A strong sense of character and place, and an impressive variety of themes and tones, distinguish this striking debut collection by a talented Indian-born American writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"But the overarching theme of cross-cultural pollination remains merely a rough reference point for the volume—a title pasted across a disparate, if thoughtful collection of writings."
An impressive variety of music is surveyed—rock, jazz, reggae, Afropop, Brazilian Tropicalia—in these reviews and interviews reprinted from the Nation, the Atlantic Monthly, and elsewhere. Read full book review >