Search Results: "Carmen Gil"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOX OF HOLES by Carmen Gil
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Disappointing and odd. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A wordy, rambling story with an arbitrary conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THINGS IN THE AIR by Carmen Gil
by Carmen Gil, illustrated by Turcios, translated by Jon Brokenbrow
Released: May 13, 2014

"Saved by those sparkling elves, this tale will have fans who will appreciate its ethereal otherness, but for a typical audience, the symbolism will likely be lost in confusion. (Fiction. 6 & up)"
A free-spirited tale about elves that spend their time chasing down and collecting the joys of life, this book has an underlying message that is much deeper—nearly hidden. Read full book review >

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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Full of surprising and fascinating anecdotes, this is an absorbing look at an often-overlooked aspect of the modern presidency. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Emphasizing the increasingly complex political and cultural role of the First Lady, Troy (History/McGill Univ.; See How They Ran, 1991) takes an unusual look at the travails of ten modern presidential couples, from the Trumans to the Clintons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Demanding but stimulating fare for those who believe that human events are ultimately responses to ideas and attitudes."
The director of the Florilogia Institute in Sonoma, Calif., uses literature, current events, and the Bible to argue that the efficacy of ritual violence in human affairs has been undermined by the Judaeo-Christian concern for the victim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNIT ONE PEARL ONE by Gil McNeil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"May appeal to a niche readership with a high tolerance for tedium."
Third in a bland series about a British knit-shop owner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2005

"Inventiveness of personal responsibility is not Reavill's strong suit, but his concern for our visual and aural everyday has merit. Sex, as he states, should be the glittering sand on the beach, not the stuff kicked in our faces by thugs."
The author waves a yellow flag of warning at smut's bullying ubiquity in American popular culture, from the compromised position of being a cog in its wheel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROTECT HERO by Gil Ortega
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2014

"A worthwhile thriller, primarily for fans of military action."
In Ortega's debut thriller, a U.S. Navy SEAL commander finds his personal life shattered by a kidnapping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF GOD by Gil Cuadros
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"What should have been a moving testament to relationships and life in a time of crisis proves agenda-driven and weak."
A typical debut, rife with self-reference and autobiography, that adds another voice, but nothing new, to the rich tapestry of gay life in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Fans of Millard Fillmore, that noted moderate, won't find much new in these pages, but those sick to death of extremist rhetoric should be assured by the author's conclusions."
Moderate does not equal namby-pamby, and extremism is not an American norm; instead, the founders "celebrated modesty, balance, self-denial, and rationality," none of which seem abundant in politics today. Read full book review >