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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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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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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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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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 >

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BURN by Heath Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"Readers know that it's only a matter of time before he gets caught by the law or by his own doings, and they will find waiting for it compelling reading. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A good-ol'-boy teen firefighter might not be quite as good as he seems. Read full book review >

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A BRIGHT MOON FOR FOOLS by Jasper Gibson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gibson has created a larger-than-life character in Harry Christmas—who is many things but not Santa Claus, thank you very much."
This book is part thriller, part farce, part Don Quixote, and has plenty of excellent writing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"Not quite Terkel or Jane Jacobs redux, but Gibson delivers adequate sociology about current urban life, with the edgy, pungent flavor of the Big Apple."
A New York journalist finds the vox populi of the metropolis in regard to the vexing problem of gentrification.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Tensions and tenderness, beautifully rendered."
Poet Gibson (One Body, 2007, etc.) applies keen intellect to the formidable task of recapitulating the essentials of one's childhood. Read full book review >

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ZERO HISTORY by William Gibson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Unsettling and memorable, weird flaws and all."
Gibson's third thriller-ish novel set in the present day (Spook Country, 2007, etc.)—like its predecessors, post-modern, post-structural, almost post-speculative. Read full book review >