Search Results: "Daniel Gilbert"


BOOK REVIEW

STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS by Daniel Gilbert
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2006

"The ideas may be disconcerting, but they're backed by solid research and presented with persuasive charm and wit."
Gilbert (Psychology/Harvard) examines what science has discovered about how well the human brain can predict future enjoyment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ETERNAL DREAM by Daniel K. Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A captivating story of fortitude, family bonds and hope against all odds."
In Gilbert's debut historical novel, a family fleeing Nazi persecution endures a series of forced relocations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYING LESSONS by Gilbert Ford
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 2010

"As seen in comparison to the pigeons, the jet's too small to let the size disparity reach its full absurd potential—for better examples, see Valeri Gorbachev's Big Little Elephant (2005) or Mac Barnett's Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, illustrated by Adam Rex (2009)—and its motivations remain murky, but readers shouldn't have much trouble figuring out what those aforesaid 'things' might be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this oddball solo debut, a migratory flock of doves gives a too-big, too-noisy jetliner hoping to be a fellow traveler a hostile reception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INDESCRIBABLY ARABELLA by Jane Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Arabella is not really an indescribable character, but her story is a charming reminder of a simpler time. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert wrote and illustrated this story in 1947, and her story of an "indescribable" little girl trying to become famous retains the gentle, nostalgic feeling of works for children from an earlier era. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGACY OF GLORIA RUSSELL by Sheri Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2004

"Not worth the effort. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Billy is mourning the loss of his friend Gloria, who died suddenly of an aneurysm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WALK IN THE WOOD by Anna Gilbert
Released: April 18, 1989

Gilbert has produced some creepy tales (Miss Bede is Staying, 1983; The Long Shadow, 1985), but this latest mystery/romance, set in a WW II English village, is on the mild side. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"A spirited defense and a plea to both Arabs and Jews, 'motivated by the same humanism yet situated on opposite sides of the wall of hatred.'"
A scholarly reappraisal of the diverse Arab responses to the Holocaust and Zionism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 1995

"Rich in incident and anecdote, but Gilbert turns over soil already so thoroughly mined that it is hard to find a nugget."
For all the drama inherent in the story of WW II's end, this is one of the noted British historian's least interesting books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

After writing more than 50 books, the eminent British historian, knighted in 1995, could be excused for feeling tired, and this first volume of his history of the 20th century shows it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEPHERD by Richard Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"A thoughtful memoir of rams and ewes, farmers and family, life and death."
Trading his town shoes for work boots, pasture farmer Gilbert (Writing/Otterbein Univ.) contemplates nature's works and his own efforts in his chronicle of raising sheep. Read full book review >