Search Results: "Perla Meyers"


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

PERLA by Carolina De Robertis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2012

"An elegantly written and affecting meditation on life in the wake of atrocity."
The ghost of Argentina's Dirty War quite literally haunts a woman whose father supported the junta's brutality. Read full book review >

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THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT COOK by Perla Meyers
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"A life preserver for dealing with unexpected guests, although purchasing ingredients like candied ginger and garam masala may prove impractical. (50 illustrations, not seen)"
A less able recipe writer than Meyers (Perla Meyers' Art of Seasonal Cooking, 1991) might not have been able to make this wide selection fit together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Recommended for children who enjoy ghost stories and spooky mysteries, with Spanish lessons as an educational bonus."
The first installment of Alvarado's mystery series introduces Perla Garcia, a bilingual little girl and aspiring detective who's determined to uncover the truth behind a local legend. Read full book review >

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THE WORK OF WOLVES by Kent Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Superb dialogue. And the same irony that emerges from the horse-trading emerges still more deeply from Carson in his climactic verbal face-off with Vaughn, as if about to fleece Vaughn of Rachel."
Masterful detail of life on the Plains, in a third novel from Meyers. Read full book review >

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SOMERSET MAUGHAM by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2004

"A major biography, then, of a minor figure."
A well-considered life of the phenomenally successful but little esteemed English writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A biography that rounds out a writer whose life has been distorted by the mythic proportions of his experiences."
A discerning psychological reading of a highly fraught writer's life. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER WARREN by Kent Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A muddy, turbulent tale filled nonetheless with strong moments and singing sparks, especially about farming on buried glacial rock."
Debut literary novel by a South Dakotan teacher. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Overrich, then, but readable."
The house of the title is police headquarters for New York's Gas House district, workplace of detective John (Dutch) Tonneman- -descendant of the Tonneman family chronicled in this series (The Dutchman's Dilemma, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE KINGSBRIDGE PLOT by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 1993

"Simplistic character motivation and political explanation make this second in a series- -by pseudonymous coauthors Martin and Annette Meyers (the Patrick Hardy and Smith & Wetzon mysteries, respectively)—better suited to a YA audience."
Upon returning to New-York (it's 1775) from London to take over his late father's medical practice, John Tonneman, a descendant of Pieter's (The Dutchman, 1992), is appointed coroner and soon runs afoul of a serial killer who fancies beheading redheaded slatterns and, for a change of pace, decapitates John's graying housekeeper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1991

Although he promises important new information about Joseph Conrad's life, most of what is new in this hefty biography from Meyers (D.H. Lawrence, 1990, etc.) is of minor significance. Read full book review >

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TWISTED TREE by Kent Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"Terrific opening, terrific close, but a bumpy ride in between."
Dark portrait of a High Plains community. Read full book review >