Search Results: "Myrna Katz & Harvey Frommer Frommer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 1998

"But those looking for more than a fleeting recognition of the downside of the business, or for some measured consideration of what, precisely, makes a piece of theatre succeed an art should probably look elsewhere. (b&w photos)"
The Frommers (Growing up Jewish in America, 1995, etc.) have gathered together the recollections (of widely varying frankness and detail) of actors, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, composers, and critics active in the evolution of theater in New York over the past seven decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Self-congratulatory oral history, garrulous nostalgia, and great fun for those who recall the days of Tin Pan Alley and three baseball teams in one small, favored place."
Contrary to the popular notion, nostalgia is pretty much what it's always been, judging by the latest offering from the Frommers (It Happened on Broadway, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1995

"Some of these stories told at greater length could have formed an interesting document; but this badly organized (neither chronological, nor consistently thematic) and piecemeal conglomeration is unenlightening. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A hodgepodge of musings about mostly run-of-the-mill childhoods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 1989

From prolific baseball writer Frommer (Primitive Baseball, 1988; Baseball's Greatest Rivalry, 1982; etc.), a profusely illustrated celebration of Little League baseball on its 50th anniversary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOELESS JOE AND RAGTIME BASEBALL by Harvey Frommer
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

Another peek at baseball's good old days—or, in this case, bad old days—by veteran sports-historian Frommer (Growing Up at Bat, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY by Hervé Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pensive, with hushed, desolate notes, this is best suited for thoughtful readers, both YA and adult, who are ready for a quiet literary examination of loss. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
A sparse, evocative look at a father's death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURIED IN QUILTS by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"And such indiscriminate traffic in felonies only reminds you that too many quilters spoil the cloth."
No sooner has old Edna Ellett, of Oliver, Ind., died of the flu than her relatives gather to squabble over her estate, from the big- ticket items like the house she shared with cousin Kitty Graf to the quilt she left unfinished. Read full book review >

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THE VANISHING VIOLINIST by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 1999

"Still, there's enough interest and suspense here to hold most readers to the end of Frommer's fourth, her best to date."
Widow Joan Spencer, accomplished violist and director of' the Senior Center in the tiny town of Oliver, Indiana, is all but engaged to Detective Lieutenant Fred Lundquist of the local PD (Murder in C Major, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER &  SULLIVAN by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 1997

"Ardent Gilbert and Sullivan followers will enjoy the Ruddigore replay, but puzzle fans will find little to admire here in the dull characters, repetitive details of investigation procedure, endless domestic trivia, and clumsy plotting."
Oliver, Indiana, is now home to widow Joan Spencer and her college student son Andrew (Buried in Quilts, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SERENA KATZ by Charlotte Pomerantz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A treat for readers who find Miss Rumphius a bit too genteel. (Picture book. 7-9)"
All of Elmsville is excited to hear that Mr. Duncan and his family are off to N.Y.C. to visit the great Serena Katz—but is she who they think she is? Read full book review >

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WITNESS IN BISHOP HILL by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Lots of Swedish trinkets and foods on view, and even Swedish lyrics to sing along with, but the prize here is the gently effective interpretation of the Alzheimer's scourge."
What if the only witness to a murder is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYRNA LOY by Emily W. Leider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Only for fans of a golden era of Hollywood stardom, as long as they're not looking for much gossip or personal revelation."
The author makes her case that Myrna Loy (1905-1993) could inspire a fascinating biography, but she doesn't really deliver one. Read full book review >