Search Results: "Gabriel Wyner"


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FLUENT FOREVER by Gabriel Wyner
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A sensible approach that nonetheless requires a substantial commitment of time and energy; as the author well knows, there are no shortcuts to learning anything worthwhile."
The creator of the popular language-learning website Fluent-Forever.com debuts by putting between covers the essentials of the program that he and myriad others have found helpful. 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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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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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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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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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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THE MAN FROM BEYOND by Gabriel Brownstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini meet in New York and set about plumbing the depths of spiritualism, while an intrepid reporter sniffs around for the truth. Read full book review >

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THE MASK OF TIME by Marius Gabriel
Released: March 15, 1994

"Despite the usual genre cliches and an occasional jarring note of sexism, this is a well-paced and engaging read."
A satisfying Nazi/Cold War potboiler by the author of The Original Sin (1992) that turns on the heat at the start and doesn't let up until the kettle shrieks 592 pages later. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT FOLLOWED by Gabriel Urza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"The author's family is from Spain's Basque region, which helps explain why an American writer would venture into this fraught history, and Urza does so convincingly, revealing the human faces behind the masks of terrorism and its collateral damage."
A terrorist bombing in Madrid stirs up memories in a Basque town of a politician kidnapped and killed, an act that linked the political and the personal, in this thoughtful, ambitious debut. Read full book review >