Search Results: "Bill Gaston"


BOOK REVIEW

MOUNT APPETITE by Bill Gaston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2005

"Intriguing short fiction, told in a distinctive, poetic prose."
A dozen taut and mysterious tales by Canadian poet and novelist Gaston (The Good Body, 2001) explore powerful addictions, cravings and desires. Read full book review >

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SOINTULA by Bill Gaston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2006

"Gaston may be to Canadian fiction what Ken Kesey was to American fiction of the 1960s: a renegade lyricist with a soaring, ineffably generous narrative imagination."
Two midlife crises are enriched and transformed by the Canadian near-wilderness in this ambitious novel from the Ontario author of Mount Appetite (2005). Read full book review >

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THE GOOD BODY by Bill Gaston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2001

"Yet another good novel from Up North. Canadian fiction is more than coming into its own; it may be the wave of the immediate fictional future."
An immensely likable first US appearance for Canadian poet and novelist Gaston, who brings to engaging life the black-comic trials and tribulations of a former semipro hockey player contending with multiple sclerosis and (though he'd never call it this) separation anxiety. Read full book review >

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LINGO by Gaston Dorren
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"For linguists and readers truly thrilled by the meticulous study of languages."
Quirky facts about 60 European languages. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Heartfelt and accomplished, but not a page-turner."
Landscape architect Gaston traces the life of her grandmother, a Jazz Age "It girl" gone wrong. Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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GRANDPA BUD by Linda Wylie BearDen
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A matter-of-fact kids' book about coping with grief and working on a cow ranch."
In BearDen's debut children's book, a young boy remembers his recently deceased grandfather while visiting a ranch. Read full book review >

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ALONE TOGETHER by Theodora Getty Gaston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An epic personal saga for the Harlequin Romance crowd."
A society girl-cum-torch singer's entertaining but overly sentimentalized memoir about the years she spent living with and loving America's first billionaire, J. Paul Getty. Read full book review >

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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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LOOK AND SEE by Bill Kontzias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"What's 'not-the-same' as any given I Spy title? Not much. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a set of side-by-side scenes made with scads of small toys, buttons, stones, plastic letters or craft materials, Kontzias invites viewers to spot which items have been moved or removed. Read full book review >