Search Results: "Morton A. Meyers"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"A thought-provoking examination of the political side of high-stakes science."
Meyers (Radiology and Medicine/School of Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook; Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs, 2007, etc.) examines distortions in the process of assigning credit for major scientific discoveries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Illuminating science writing for the layman."
A character-rich account of the role of chance in scientific research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Eighteen years after her first book, the well-regarded Perla Meyers' Seasonal Kitchen, and 12 years since her last major one, Perla Meyers' From Market to Kitchen Cookbook, this Spanish-born American author is still extolling local seasonal produce but also drawing on the global pantry that has become available in the interim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WINDOW ACROSS THE RIVER by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A modest tale of quiet sincerity, good-natured and freshly narrated, but it needs more bite than Morton's dull characters can provide."
Morton (Starting Out in the Evening, 1998, etc.) describes the complicated emotional life of a writer who cannot resist putting her friends into her stories. Read full book review >

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HOW JELLY ROLL MORTON INVENTED JAZZ by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Morton's seminal role in jazz deserves both celebration and elucidation; this disjointed treatment mainly accomplishes the former. (author's note, recommended listening, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Winter offers a speculative look at the life and musical career of jazz innovator Jelly Roll Morton. Read full book review >

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THE FENWAY FOUL-UP by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"22, 2011. (historical notes) (Mystery. 6-9)"
A new series for emerging chapter-book readers combines the allure of baseball parks with the challenge of solving a mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK-A-BYE ROOM by Susan Meyers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though it sometimes threatens to veer too close to saccharine, the pairing of words and text in this book instead makes it a real, if not rocking, bedtime treat. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As gentle a rocking rock-a-bye as anyone's likely to find this side of the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"One of the better examples of a genre usually represented by cloyingly sweet or abrasively regimented guides."
The latest version of a venerable American tradition: extolling the sacramental pleasures of the simple life. Read full book review >

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A YEAR TO <s>FORGET</s> REMEMBER by Morton B. Albert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"A compelling account of a dark passage toward an uncertain future."
The ultimate double whammy—unemployment and cancer—upends a staid life in Albert's searching memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE AS A MAN by Frederic Lindsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Despite an unexpected romantic twist, the scariest coming-of-age story you're likely to read. Lindsay, a Scot who's published more than ten novels (Tremor of Demons, 2007, etc.), will scare the bejesus out of you."
When you're young, you make a lot of mistakes. Some of them lead to love, some to murder. Read full book review >