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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WHEN SANTA TURNED GREEN by Victoria Perla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"While this isn't strictly a Christmas story, environmental issues are important at any time of year, and this effort presents an entertaining introduction to the subject for younger children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
No, Santa has not turned green from jealousy. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"With a little modification, this is a lively and uplifting poem to share aloud with children, or for adults and children to recite together.
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A short lyrical celebration of innocence, childhood wonder and the constancy of family love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2010

"Not much new in this rehearsal of one of celebrity's saddest stories."
A thoroughly researched but ill-balanced retelling of the brief love affair, marriage, creative collaboration, estrangement and divorce of Hollywood's sexiest star and Broadway's leading playwright. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Lacks its subject's wit and fire, but displays Johnson in all his grime and glory."
A balanced view of the troubled yet triumphant life of one of literature's and lexicography's not-so-gentle giants. Read full book review >

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MODIGLIANI by Jeffrey Meyers
NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2006

"This narrative is taken over by doubtful speculations and by a faithful, but wearying catalogue of an oeuvre renowned for its lack of variety."
It shouldn't be possible to write a dull life of Amedeo Modigliani, but Meyers (Impressionist Quartet, 2005) manages the task. Read full book review >

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ROBERT FROST by Jeffrey Meyers
NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 1996

"Notwithstanding a certain critical padding and occasional harshness, Meyers's biography gives a readable, sympathetic portrait of Frost without sacrificing either the dark poet or the affable public New Englander. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
After deferential personal reminiscences and a hostile authorized biography, Frost is finally portrayed here as equally complex in both his poetry and his personality. Read full book review >

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THE HIGH CONSTABLE by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

"Though veterans of The Kingsbridge Plot will find little enough mystery here, newcomers to the Tonneman saga may find this entry incomprehensible."
It's only 33 years after the last episode in Meyers's Dutch- Jewish Tonneman family chronicles (The Kingsbridge Plot, 1993), and many of the dramatis personae from 1775 are still hanging around, or ready to leap out of unquiet graves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 27, 1994

"Factually rich, if uninspired. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate)"
This easygoing, academically voiced bio of F. Scott Fitzgerald calls itself the first ``full-scale contemporary'' life since Turnbull's in 1962. Read full book review >