RaveLibrary JournalReaders will be inspired to visit virtually (or maybe even in person!) the animals they read about, like Emily the emu and Cowboy the goat. Zaleski’s animal stories are immensely relatable and often told with the mix of empathy, outrage, humor, and steady resolve that is familiar to seasoned animal rescuers. Readers may also feel a special connection with Annie and her story of courage and unconditional love.
PositiveLibrary Journal... Letts has documented another fascinating, little-known slice of history ... Skillful prose and meticulous research combine to create a rich narrative and captivating character portraits of both Annie Wilkins and the people and places of the 1950s. Considering the popularity of her other nonfiction titles, the latest by Letts is likely to be on many hold lists.
PositiveLibrary JournalLebo begins her latest book by perfectly capturing the difference between reading and executing recipes ... Lebo effectively uses fruit as a starting point for exploring raw feelings and offering wry observations about her life, friends, and family. Perhaps the most moving chapters are where Lebo turns inward, focusing on her hopes and dreams and how reflecting on the tastes and textures of various fruits has inspired her to write ... A genre-blending work that will intrigue readers of literary nonfiction, personal essays, or food history.
PositiveLibrary Journal... Platt builds on his New York pieces, offering new insights into the world of New York City dining, the changing state of food culture, and his family. Musing on his early career as a restaurant critic, Platt provides a glimpse into foodie culture before it became mainstream ... Throughout, Platt comes across as someone with a deep respect for good food and the people who make it ... Recommended for readers interested in the changing roles of food critics and the evolving nature of food writing in the digital age.
PositiveLibrary JournalThe conversational tone is supported with a hearty notes section ... Recommended for popular culture and behavioral economics readers.