Search Results: "Barbara Gowdy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE BONE by Barbara Gowdy
Released: May 1, 1999

"Warmly conveying a remarkably full vision of elephant life, as well as the almost incomprehensible tragedy of species annihilation, Gowdy has created an astonishingly moving saga. (First printing of 50,000; Book-of-the-Month-Club selection; author tour)"
From the enormously gifted Gowdy (Mister Sandman, 1997, etc.), a mesmerizing journey into the heart of Africa and a maternal society of elephants slipping rapidly into extinction. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANTIC by Barbara Gowdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Somewhat reminiscent of Leaving Las Vegas, but Gowdy's version of booze-thwarted love shows considerably more complexity, and her focus is squarely on the survivor. "
In this tender romantic tragedy by the ever-insightful Gowdy (The White Bone, 1999, etc.), love's labors lead to naught when a long but not easily entwined couple let alcohol come between them. Read full book review >

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MISTER SANDMAN by Barbara Gowdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Absurd hilarity is mixed well here with a persistent, gentle probing of family dynamics, and crisply defined situations contribute a bell-like clarity to this affecting and unusual domestic saga as it unfolds."
Canadian novelist and storywriter Gowdy (We So Seldom Look on Love, 1993, etc.) continues to indulge her passion for (and remarkable understanding of) those existing on society's fringe- -this time in a tale of a massively dysfunctional family with enough neuroses and secrets to keep an army of therapists employed. Read full book review >

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WE SO SELDOM LOOK ON LOVE by Barbara Gowdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"An impressive accomplishment."
A debut collection from Canadian novelist Gowdy (Through the Green Valley, 1988) limns—with dark humor and wry compassion—the lives of those on the margins of normality. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SISTER by Barbara Gowdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"This imaginative, alluring novel from an acclaimed Canadian author unspools steadily and grippingly and may earn Gowdy many new fans stateside."
The electrifying story of a cinema owner who finds herself living another woman's life whenever it storms. Read full book review >

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HELPLESS by Barbara Gowdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"An assured, perceptive, deftly delivered story."
From the accomplished Canadian novelist (The Romantic, 2003, etc.) and short-story writer, an all-consuming tale of child abduction. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >