Search Results: "Roxanne Hsu Feldman"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE PIZZA, ONE PENNY by K.T. Hao
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 2010

"Yummy for foodies of all ages. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Warm, glowing colors and delicious words tell the tale of Ben Bear's "divine pizzas" and Chris Croc's "heavenly cakes." Read full book review >

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THE PORCELAIN THIEF by Huan Hsu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2015

"Some first-rate detective work sometimes obscured by excessively thick historical shrubbery."
A former journalist and current professor searches for the rare porcelain buried by his great-great-grandfather in 1938, when Japanese invaders approached his property in Xingang, China. Read full book review >

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Guardians of the Dream by Paul Hsu
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A convincing treatise on the value of immigration, though not necessarily on the virtuousness of the American dream."
An impassioned defense of immigration and the strength of the American dream. Read full book review >

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THE PALM BEACH STORY by Roxanne Pulitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 1995

"Insider and real-life socialite Pulitzer dishes the dirt with customary zing—and an equally customary lack of substance."
The lives of two unlikely yet equally compelling women intertwine in Pulitzer's (Facade, 1992, etc.) latest glitzy gush, set in what has become her trademark community. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND RUTABAGA by Claire Hsu Accomando
NON-FICTION
Released: July 20, 1993

"Although recollected perhaps too perfectly—one wonders how Accomando can remember her young life in such vivid detail, including dialogue—nonetheless a compelling story as much about an unusual family as about the vicissitudes of war."
Wonderfully rendered evocations of life in German-occupied France during WW II, by the daughter of a French mother and a Chinese father. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERGROUND by Roxanne Bland
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"A diverting urban fantasy, even if readers may find it a bit familiar."
Bland's debut urban-fantasy novel depicts werewolves, vampires, witches and aliens all secretly living, and loving, in the Seattle area. Read full book review >

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FACADE by Roxanne Pulitzer
Released: June 1, 1992

"Au Bar!"
Enjoyed meeting the hard-working, well-bred citizens of Palm Beach in the real-life William Kennedy Smith trial? Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A real-life Revenge of the Nerds, the tale captures some of the excitement of the day when a machine took a man to the woodshed. (20 halftones)"
A byte-by-byte account of the successful effort of IBM computer scientists to create a machine that could defeat a genius. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH LEVEL by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Give your brainteaser fans Carey Benedict's The Unknowns (2009) instead. (Mystery. 8-11)"
At Lauer Middle School, an invitation to join "The Legend," a supersecret group that plans community-service projects, is the most exciting honor imaginable. Read full book review >

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LUCY by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Highly romanticized, oddly apolitical, and not very compelling."
Historical about the love affair between FDR and Lucy Mercer, from Lucy's point of view. Read full book review >