Search Results: "Peter j. Thornton"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY BRINGS NOODLES by Norah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Add it to the menu. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A neighborhood celebrates America's birthday by sharing its ethnic dishes in this latest of the Everybody series (Everybody Serves Soup, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY SERVES SOUP by Norah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2000

"The recipes included give readers an opportunity to test that notion in a book more cookery than fiction, more work-a-day than holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Dooley (Everybody Bakes Bread, 1996, etc.) dishes up another premise for Carrie to eat her way around her multicultural neighborhood. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY BAKES BREAD by Norah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 1996

"Although the plot is very much driven by the mission—to show bread from various traditions- -and subplots about a planned kickball game or large puddles only pad it out, this is an appealing combination of story and cookbook. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The team behind Everybody Cooks Rice (1991, not reviewed) returns to the same multiethnic neighborhood on a rainy day when everyone is inside baking bread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYING A VIRGINIA MOON by Peter J. Neumann
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Furthermore, Chet's humorless intensity will alienate readers as it isolates him from the rest of the cast; his eventual failure in the Big Race (the day after finding Fiske and Holman necking at a party) is unlikely to elicit much sympathy or understanding. (Fiction. YA)"
An overwritten (though sometimes compelling) story of a track star shooting for a record-breaking season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 3, 2009

"Filled with some good popular science, but to find it you have to wend through Bentley's over-the-top idea of a really bad day."
Things go relentlessly, inexorably wrong in this account of a day in the life of a hapless hero who should have stayed in bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUMPET BLUES by Peter J. Levinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Impressive, and a fascinating read not only for fans of jazz, but for students of 20th-century history, Hollywood, and the music business."
Leading jazz publicist Levinson makes his literary debut with this biography of the late bandleader, who in the '40s and '40s established himself as a rival to Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, among others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2014

"Brennan's tell-it-like-it-is approach and unique perspective turn this financial book into an engaging read."
A seasoned financial journalist offers easy-to-follow tips for building wealth in his debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS GRAK HATES by Peter J Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"An amusing, occasionally sobering look at how evil can spring from unexpected wells."
A humorous debut novel about the surprising consequences of one man's intense distaste for olives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2002

"Plenty of gee-whiz here to excite: a good bet for the nerds in your life."
Be prepared for a fast ride through a dizzying digital universe driven by an amiable and enthusiastic guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 24, 1979

"A weak potpourri, then, not quite justified by that one grand essay."
The three-part title essay here is Wilder's reworking of sections from his 1950 Norton lectures at Harvard — and, though hardly profound, it shows Wilder at his most topsyturvy thoughtful and folksy-smart eloquent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 18, 1947

"An interesting and original bit of creative writing- a tour de force, perhaps, but provocative."
The author of The Bridge of San Luis Rey commands a definite and fairly predictable market among the intellectuals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WHOLE NEW LIFE by Betsy Thornton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"Victim Advocate Chloe Newcombe (Dead for the Winter, 2004, etc.), who makes a cameo appearance, is, like most of Thornton's women, interesting and believable. Now if only Thornton would learn to animate her men."
A bad marriage makes a good murder suspect but a somewhat ramshackle plot. Read full book review >