Search Results: "Amy Gibson"


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BY DAY, BY NIGHT by Amy Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This unusual picture book will spark many questions from young children about the customs and lifestyles of their peers all over the globe. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Designed as a fundraiser for The Global Orphan Project, and dedicated to "the millions of children who find themselves alone," this book tells the story of a typical day for children all over the world, from getting up to going to bed. Read full book review >

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SPLIT! SPLAT! by Amy Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Good sloshy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gibson's second outing (Around the World on Eighty Legs, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, 2011) is an onomatopoetic praise song to rain and mud. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD ON EIGHTY LEGS by Amy Gibson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Not very scientific, but fun. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
The "Eighty Legs" of the title refer to sum of all the animals (their legs, actually) within—such animals as the Japanese macaques that need a Jacuzzi "when winter is a doozy" and an echidna that's described as "Pointy, poky. / Prickly, stickly." Read full book review >

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BURN by Heath Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"Readers know that it's only a matter of time before he gets caught by the law or by his own doings, and they will find waiting for it compelling reading. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A good-ol'-boy teen firefighter might not be quite as good as he seems. Read full book review >

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A BRIGHT MOON FOR FOOLS by Jasper Gibson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gibson has created a larger-than-life character in Harry Christmas—who is many things but not Santa Claus, thank you very much."
This book is part thriller, part farce, part Don Quixote, and has plenty of excellent writing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"Not quite Terkel or Jane Jacobs redux, but Gibson delivers adequate sociology about current urban life, with the edgy, pungent flavor of the Big Apple."
A New York journalist finds the vox populi of the metropolis in regard to the vexing problem of gentrification.Read full book review >

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ZERO HISTORY by William Gibson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Unsettling and memorable, weird flaws and all."
Gibson's third thriller-ish novel set in the present day (Spook Country, 2007, etc.)—like its predecessors, post-modern, post-structural, almost post-speculative. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Tensions and tenderness, beautifully rendered."
Poet Gibson (One Body, 2007, etc.) applies keen intellect to the formidable task of recapitulating the essentials of one's childhood. Read full book review >

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THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"This is quintessential Gibson: gonzo yet cool, sharp-edged, sophisticated—but ultimately, vaguely unsatisfying."
While placed firmly in the sci-fi genre of his earlier works, Gibson's latest retains the social commentary from his more recent novels (Zero History, 2010, etc.).Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN DEATH by Graeme Gibson
Released: March 22, 1995

"Some creative writing about the creative process but, for the most part, uncompelling."
Two failed novels and a writer's angst are the material for this largely unsuccessful experiment by Gibson (Perpetual Motion, 1983, etc.) Read full book review >

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A SEASON IN HEAVEN by William Gibson
Released: June 1, 1974

"Uninitiates less tolerant than Gibson may find the discipline preparatory to enlightenment a new and distressing form of totalitarianism — even if everyone around the Maharishi wears a beatific smile."
A season at a remote Spanish seacoast where Gibson (The Miracle Worker; Two For the Seesaw) came to find his wandering 19-year-old son at Maharishi International University and, mirabile dictu, joined up for a course on "creative intelligence" and "cosmic consciousness" — the end reward promised to the disciples when they have put in enough hours meditating, "rounding" and memorizing the Master's cryptic utterances. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Artfully developed tale of uncommon people and some photographs once lost."
An antiquarian book dealer explores the nexus of a Times Square dime museum and the art-photo market. Read full book review >