Search Results: "Gabriel Valjan"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMA, UNDERGROUND by Gabriel Valjan
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"Despite minor flaws, the strong, captivating heroine and an allure of conspiracy and organized crime make this novel an undoubted success."
The first in a series, Valjan's debut novel explores the hidden history preserved beneath the streets of Rome and the even more elusive world of covert government agencies. Read full book review >

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WASP'S NEST by Gabriel Valjan
Released: Dec. 2, 2012

"Black is back and just as entertaining as ever."
Valjan's second novel in the Roma trilogy finds Alabaster Black, a covert government analyst, in Boston on the run from a mysterious assassin. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1999

"A pleasant addition to the Baltimore Museum's gift-shop offerings, perhaps, but this slight romance of two sisters in Paris when artistic ferment was at its height offers little real insight into collecting or the collectors. (16 pages b&w, 16 pages color photos, not seen)"
The story of how two spinster sisters from Baltimore acquired a remarkable collection of the sensual, avant-garde paintings of early 20th-century artists: Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, and others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"The author is not much of a prose stylist, but he gives enough historical evidence to back the theory that political and social change are in the hands of activists willing to make a stand against conventional practices."
Thoughts on how "alternative institutions" could revamp American society. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVING DOCK by Gabriel Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"Cohen's second procedural believably captures the rhythms and interactions of a busy urban precinct. Everyman Jack, struggling to do the right thing, merits devotion."
A grim child murder, a crooked partner, a skittish fiancée: Detective Jack Leightner (Red Hook, 2001) is getting too old for this. Read full book review >

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THE WILD ROAD by Gabriel King
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, definitely deserving a look by fantasy-ailurophiles."
Young gray kitten Tag lives an easy housebound life with his ``dulls'' (people) until he's tempted to dash outside, where, distracted by a magpie, a fox, and a mysterious old one-eyed black cat named Majicou, he gets lost and must adopt the precarious life of a stray on east London's hard streets. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, FIREFLY by Gabriel Alborozo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Charming artwork and some funny moments, marred by disingenuousness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nina learns that a firefly is a great night light—initially. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 1997

"Well aware that his call for increased sexual restraint will be seen as reactionary and homophobic by those who cling to an orgiastic view of gay liberation, he anticipates their arguments and answers them persuasively in this impressive analysis of a pressing social problem. (Author tour)"
A compelling warning about gay culture and the imperative need for a change in beliefs and behavior, issued by a gay activist and journalist. Read full book review >