Search Results: "Edie Gibson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"As it is, they have come up with a merely tepid true-crime tale. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A lackluster account of the murder of a swinging Illinois housewife/community activist, by a pair of Chicago Tribune reporters writing with the victim's brother. Read full book review >

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FRED & EDIE by Jill Dawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A riveting story, not so much because of its tragic dimensions, but because of the remarkable degree to which Edie rises from the page to tell her tortured tale. Can the movie version, to be released here this year, compare?
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A third novel from British poet and editor Dawson (the YA How Do I Look, 1991, etc.), shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread and Orange Prizes and already a bestseller in the UK (30,000 copies thus far), works history and fiction seamlessly together in a complicated story of passion and murder that caused a sensation in England in 1922. Read full book review >

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THE DICK GIBSON SHOW by Stanley Elkin
Released: Feb. 19, 1970

"Like Boswell, like The Bad Man, it's a showcase presentation and something of an apocalyptic hype, more to be admired than actively enjoyed."
The Dick Gibson Show is a talk show with a very loud speaker, an obsessed, obliterating performance as the turntable turns and turns and attempts to fill the void. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Johnson never disappoints; in this one memory, family stories and baseball braid together a sweetly powerful and slyly subversive tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Peck's strong, evocative pastels with their vintage look are just right for Johnson's home run of a story. Read full book review >

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Lost Voices of Egypt by Mfon  Edie
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"A useful academic work for students of Egyptology and linguistics that may have limited appeal for average readers."
A compact, scholarly linguistic study that sets out to prove the connection between modern Nigerian dialects and the language of ancient Egypt. Read full book review >

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KINGDOM OF THE YOUNG by Edie Meidav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A penetrating collection that glides among an impressive breadth of storytelling modes with warmth and easy brilliance."
A probing and deeply ruminative cross-genre odyssey. Read full book review >

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CRAWL SPACE by Edie Meidav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2005

"Revisionist memories that cheapen the historical record."
Meidav (The Far Field, 2001) crafts a loquacious first-person account by a French Nazi collaborator who makes a bizarre return to the locus of his early guilt and sin. Read full book review >

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THE FAR FIELD by Edie Meidav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2001

"Meidav provides many of the elements required for a great epic, but her overblown prose, deathly slow pacing, and virtually nonexistent plot undermine whatever pleasures are here."
Maddeningly overwritten debut novel about a middle-aged dilettante who travels to Ceylon, hoping to attain enlightenment for both himself and the idol-worshipping natives. Read full book review >

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THE PLACE HE MADE by Edie Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"A graceful tribute to a brief but intense relationship that can only be summed up as true love. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to Yankee Magazine; author tour)"
A sweet and gentle recounting of a love affair that ended in the death from cancer of the author's husband when he was only 40 years old. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, HAVANA!  HOLA, NEW YORK! by Edie Colón
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"While it is hardly one-of-a-kind, it's not a bad addition to immigration literature for this audience. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An immigrant tale builds on the author's childhood experiences. Read full book review >