Search Results: "Frye Gaillard"


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THE BOOKS THAT MATTERED by Frye Gaillard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An exuberantly written account of one writer's leap toward understanding life's intersection with literature."
A Southern writer reflects on the lessons learned from a lifetime dedicated to literature. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Stalls occasionally but, overall, a fairly smooth trip around the track. (For an overview of NASCAR, turn to Peter Golenbock's American Zoom, p. 834.) (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A year on the NASCAR circuit with the third Petty to leave his mark on racing history. Read full book review >

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GO SOUTH TO FREEDOM by Frye Gaillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An informative and well-told story about a little-known aspect of American slavery that needs to be remembered and retold. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Alligator-filled swamps, a drowning, beatings, and terror…a realistic picture of what runaway American slaves faced. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Told in the melodious twang of mountain vernacular, Johnson's story rumbles along to its own beat, an outrageously ghoulish tale to make story-hour listeners shiver. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
An Appalachian folktale is the basis of Johnson's story of a fried-chicken-loving preacher whose untimely demise sets into motion an tumultuous chain of events as members of his flock frantically try to absolve themselves of the non-existent crime of murder. Read full book review >

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RUNNING SHOES by Frederick Lipp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gaillard's realistic illustrations add a quiet, lyrical touch. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sophy and her mother live in an isolated Cambodian village. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT WIFE AND MOTHER by Alexandra Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A blatant bid to grab market shares from both The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The Firm, but lacking sufficient talent."
An evil babysitter, a spoiled suburban princess, a kidnapping, a Wall Street blackmailing scheme—all fail to come together in this melodrama from pseudonymous newcomer Frye. Read full book review >

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SIMONE by Eduardo Lalo
by Eduardo Lalo, translated by David Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Like the song says, you can't always get what you want."
Ah, love: if it didn't end badly, it wouldn't end at all, especially for two star-crossed lovers in modern-day Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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THE GROUNDHOG DAY BOOK OF FACTS AND FUN by Wendie Old
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"A final page of riddles will leave readers grinning. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Peppered with quirky little boxed riddles ("What is a groundhog's favorite book? Read full book review >

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THE CURRICULUM VITAE OF AURORA ORTIZ by Almudena Solana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"Delightfully original, Solana's fresh voice deserves attention."
A unique first novel about a young woman living in Madrid who approaches bureaucracy with an infectious, innocent charm. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"A thoughtful analysis of America's uneasy relationship with foreignness."
Jacobson (American Studies/Yale) deftly sketches the often-xenophobic US relationship with foreign peoples as it evolved through history, and the sense of a distinctive American nationhood as it developed during an age of massive immigration at home and empire-building abroad. Read full book review >