Search Results: "David R. Gillham"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"World War II Germany may be familiar ground, but Gillham's novel—vividly cinematic yet subtle and full of moral ambiguity, not to mention riveting characters—is as impossible to put down as it is to forget."
In his debut about 1943 Berlin, Gillham uses elements common to the many previous movies and books about World War II—from vicious Nazis to black marketeers to Jewish children hiding in attics to beautiful blond German women hiding their sexuality inside drab coats—yet manages to make the story fresh. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2005

"An honorably dispassionate and logical broadside against a shameful practice."
The death penalty is wrong because it can't be meted out fairly, argues Dow (Law/Univ. of Houston). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Inspirational and informative. A must-read for those seeking, but rarely finding, contentment at work or at home."
The intriguing history of one man's lifelong quest to find the right job-and himself. Read full book review >

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TRAVELS WITH CHARLIZE by David R. Gross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"A poignant, ultimately uplifting travel narrative that ends too quickly."
In this memoir, a retired veterinarian and cardiovascular researcher takes to the highways and back roads of the West Coast with his dog, seeking solace and purpose. Read full book review >

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TURKISH DELIGHTS by David R. Slavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Slavitt, still gifted, still erratic, carries it off with aplomb- -even when those loose ends either don't get tied up or get explained all too neatly."
The prolific Slavitt (Short Stories Are Not Real Life, etc.) here offers three first-person narratives—one Turkish and ancient, one 19th-century and Venetian, one contemporary—in a tour de force that attempts, only half-successfully, to interlink the stories in various ways. Read full book review >

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Animals Don't Blush by David R. Gross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Delightful vignettes about caring for animals large and small in the West make this book an enjoyable and satisfying read."
An entertaining memoir recalls the beginning of a veterinarian's career in the early 1960s in Montana. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION by David R. Dow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2010

"A book of uncompromising honesty and moral beauty."
Appellate lawyer Dow (Law/Univ. of Houston Law Center; America's Prophets: How Judicial Activism Makes America Great, 2009, etc.) delivers an unsparing indictment of capital punishment in America and the legal system that enables it. Read full book review >

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GROWING A REVOLUTION by David R. Montgomery
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Montgomery's fascinating exposé of how our food is grown will convince readers that soil health should not remain an under-the-radar issue and that we all benefit from embracing a new philosophy of farming."
An optimistic look at how regenerative farming can revive the world's soil, increasing food production, boosting cost effectiveness, and slowing climate change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 10, 1999

"Researchers will be delighted to find her Newbery acceptance speech included in its entirety. (b&w photos, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
Marguerite Henry died barely two years ago, after living the life of which most writers dream: She wrote from the time she was young, her parents encouraged her, she published early and often, and her books were honored and loved in her lifetime. Read full book review >

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TO THE POINT: A Story About E.B. White by David R. Collins
Released: March 29, 1989

A biography of White written for children just old enough to read Charlotte's Web should be welcome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2015

"Measured, reliable financial advice provided with a smooth overlay of Christianity."
A five-point program for Christian-themed financial security. Read full book review >

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MURDER BAY by David R. Horwitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Horwitz's overambitious debut novel, posthumously published, lacks literary finesse, but its originality and historic touches could attract a niche audience."
A go-getting police sergeant stumbles into an improbable murder puzzle. Read full book review >