Search Results: "Sandra Coney"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Seriously flawed, but adds a valuable perspective to a highly charged debate. (42 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Coney (The Unfortunate Experiment, not reviewed) argues that although the medical profession presents menopause as a disease, it is a natural life passage that many women experience painlessly and some even welcome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER ON CONEY ISLAND by Michael Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"The local color's good, although the terrorist high-jinks are no more compelling than Homeland Security's latest Orange Alert."
Jahn's New York microregionals move out to the boroughs as Captain Bill Donovan (Murder on the Waterfront, 2001, etc.), taking his culturally diverse family for a day at the beach, investigates the murder of an evil real-estate developer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CONEY TALE by Paul Rátz de Tagyos
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1992

"Meanwhile, R†tz de Tagyos's bright, clean colors, varied use of frames and points of view, and Macaulay-like detailing of his fantastical technology mark an intriguing debut. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A new author-illustrator creates an appealing coney (rabbit) society in 17th-century Flanders, with unique enterprises like a ``pad repair shop'' and an ``ear care center'' and respectable coney burghers eating salad in timbered houses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's a backstage tour of the fair, but enter for the academic air. If it's simple carny fun you seek, look for the egress."
After Barnum and before Spielberg, there was Fred Thompson, the perfect prototype of a 20th-century showman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Coney Island Book of the Dead by Sheila Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A flawed but often enjoyable magical-realist novel of Brooklyn."
Martin's debut novel matches a tale of magic, death, and childhood in 1957 Coney Island with 40 color illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The edifying, colorful adventures of headhunters captured in America by a sideshow rascal."
This bright story of a shameless huckster evokes a unique bit of Americana at the turn of the 20th century, when the nation dabbled in empire-building and the display of human beings as objects of curiosity was a staple of show business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney Island by Glenn Herdling
Released: July 3, 2015

"Plenty of storytelling magic, although the story's not yet finished."
Harry Houdini's niece discovers a talent for real magic in this 1926-set YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNITTING by Anne Bartlett
Released: April 16, 2005

"Still, a spirited feminist take sure to find favor with women's book groups."
An Australian first-timer connects two women's lives through the ancient art of knitting, in a brief, sweetly winning tale. Read full book review >