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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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 >

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THE WITNESS OF COMBINES by Kent Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Deeply felt, strikingly perceptive, and stunningly written, The Witness of Combines resonates with the wisdom and insight of a work no less than a lifetime in the making."
Two dozen beautifully crafted essays about the author's formative years on a southern Minnesota farm explore with deft grace "what it meant to love a place and lose it." Read full book review >

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BOGART by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 1997

"A refreshingly serious film biography that movie lovers will appreciate for approaching Bogart as a subject, not a celebrity. (49 b&w photos, not seen)"
The man now considered America's greatest movie star is chronicled seriously and fully, but not always movingly or with new critical insight. Read full book review >

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THESE BONES WERE MADE FOR DANCIN' by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Fun for the Broadway obsessed; little payback for the puzzle fanand overextended for either."
The author's hipper-than-thou heroine Leslie Wetzon (Murder: The Musical, 1993, etc.), still a Wall Street headhunter in partnership with frenetic Xenia Smith, and still involved with NYPD Detective Silvestri, faces a new challenge. Read full book review >

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THE DUTCHMAN'S DILEMMA by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The account of Racqel's banishment from, and reentry into, the Jewish community is intriguing; the rest is a confusing bore."
The fourth in this series about the Dutch-Jewish Pieter Tonneman family (The High Constable, 1994, etc.) returns to the New York of 1675, where Tonneman lives and prospers with second wife Racqel and their several children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Vivid and haunting: a great success."
Fast upon the heels of Kenneth Silverman and his splendid Edgar A. Poe (1991), Meyers (Joseph Conrad, 1991, etc.) fashions an even greater success with the same material. Read full book review >