Search Results: "Rye Studio"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ETCHER'S STUDIO by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A labeled view of the studio precedes a final spread showing each step in an etching's creation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Aimed at readers of Douglas Florian's A Potter (1991) and A Painter (1993), and with just enough detail to hint at etching's challenges and possibilities, Geisert (Roman Numerals: I to MM, 1996, etc.) takes an opportunity to showcase nautical and jungle scenes as well as his more familiar rural views and pigs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASTRAMI ON RYE by Ted Merwin
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Less comprehensive and more impressionistic than Hasia Diner's Hungering for America (2002), but a nice, tasty nosh all the same."
A pleasing exercise in culinary and cultural history, evoking some favorite New York-centric comfort foods. Read full book review >

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STUDIO SAINT-EX by Ania Szado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2013

"High fashion and high drama coexist in equal measure in this insightful novel."
Szado looks at the era when Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is in New York City working on Le Petit Prince, an era complicated by a love triangle involving his Salvadoran wife, Consuelo, and an apprentice couturière, Mignonne Lachapelle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"She observes people, religions, and customs in witty but respectful ways, and as in Chicken Soup, Boots (1993), beneath all the silliness lurk important ideas, thoughtfully expressed. (Picture book. 7+)"
``I was itchy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Splendid, stirring stuff."
Another of those strange fiction/nonfiction hybrids that only science fiction seems to generate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUDIO GRACE by Eric Siblin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Engaging look at the seductions of late-in-life creativity and a cleareyed account of the strange state of today's music industry."
Affectionate memoir of a second-career songwriter finally making a record, alongside a cast of music-scene lifers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Golden Age'' have rarely been so illuminatingly and insightfully detailed. (30 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Hollywood reminiscences, and more, from the quintessential studio system director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2012

"Not likely to appeal to everyone, but irascibly charming in its honesty."
A bleak memoir, played for laughs, of growing up poor, Jewish and drugged-out in Oakland, Calif. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPPY AND RYE by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by Brian Floca
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"Readers may wonder who to root for in this disappointing follow-up to one of the best animal stories in years. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Still grieving over the loss of her beau Ragweed of Poppy (1995), the intrepid deer mouse decides to bring the sad news to his family in this uneven, heavy-handed sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BURGLAR IN THE RYE by Lawrence Block
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1999

"Maynard tie-in would hook the stragglers."
If you catch the allusion in Block's title, you're in just the right mood for Bernie Rhodenbarr's ninth spot of burglary-cum-detection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
Released: June 15, 1951

"A strict report, worthy of sympathy."
A violent surfacing of adolescence (which has little in common with Tarkington's earlier, broadly comic, Seventeen) has a compulsive impact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE STUDIO 54 by Mark  Fleischman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This unfettered tell-all will prove nostalgic for those who manage to remember being there and engrossing for readers wishing they were."
How drugs, sex, and celebrity shenanigans made 254 West 54th St. infamous on the 1980s Manhattan nightclub circuit. Read full book review >