Search Results: "Candy Gourlay"


BOOK REVIEW

TALL STORY by Candy Gourlay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Gourlay spins slender threads of wishes and prayers, magic and miracles, desires and redemption and weaves together an impressively sweet and rich tale. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Andi's pleasure in her family's move to a real house and the coincidental long-awaited arrival of her older half brother from the Philippines is overshadowed by learning that only boys play basketball at her new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANDY by Mian Mian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2003

"Mian's grasp of sordid detail is firm and sure, but the nasty high that Candy produces doesn't linger, and probably isn't all that good for you."
Comparisons to Bright Lights, Big City and other Brat Pack landmarks surround this infamous autobiographical first novel (already banned in China). Read full book review >

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CANDY by Luke Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Given the subject matter, it's no surprise this Australian poet's first novel—whatever its outrÇ demons—proves addictive."
Debut fiction (subtitled —A Novel of Love and Addiction—) that triggers the same voyeuristic curiosity as a car wreck on the highway. Read full book review >

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CANDY by Samira Kawash
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Though the subject matter may be fluffy, the treatment is substantive and significant, representing an important contribution to the literature about what, and how, we eat in 21st-century America."
A history of the creation and consumption of candy in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANDY by Kevin Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"Otherwise, this is a psychological page-turner adeptly capturing love's hypnotic feel. (Fiction. YA)"
A gripping, fast-moving love story set in a dangerous underworld. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANDY AT LAST by Candy Spelling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"For hard-core Spelling (either Aaron or Tori) fans only."
Hollywood memoir 101. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"Taut writing, memorable characterization and a superbly evocative setting."
The dark streets of St. Louis star in this compelling third installment of the 'Nam Noir series (St. Louis Hustle, 2011; The Wrong Side of Memphis, 2009) by mystery author Applewhite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANDY STORY by Marie Redonnet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1995

"This short, unpretentious book offers a full and fascinating revelation of a complex sensibility, and further confirms the arrival of a major artist still in the making."
A pellucid fourth novel from a newly emergent French writer whose previous three (including Hìtel Splendid) were published together in English last year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Readers who stick with it, however, will gain a unusual perspective on the beginnings of the Cold War. (Nonfiction/biography. 10-13)"
Who would guess that candy, handkerchiefs and one man would play a significant role in post-World War II Germany? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

L.A. CANDY by Lauren Conrad
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Completely unremarkable, with an unresolved ending. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Everyday girls find their lives are everyone else's business when they're picked to star in a Sex and the City-style reality show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A punishing read, filled with righteous anger and fuzzy on details."
Veteran true-crime/entertainment scribe Schwarz (Hollywood Confidential: How the Studios Beat the Mob at Their Own Game, 2007, etc.) charts the lurid life and times of a stripper. Read full book review >