Search Results: "Gabriella Pierce"


BOOK REVIEW

666 PARK AVENUE by Gabriella Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A fast-paced and at times diverting mash-up of chick lit and fantasy."
First in newcomer Pierce's series chronicling Manhattan witch wars, as waged on and off the society pages. Read full book review >

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THE DARK GLAMOUR by Gabriella Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A brisk, stylish supernatural thriller."
In this follow-up to series opener 666 Park Avenue (2011), Pierce's heroine is still puzzling over whether her Park Avenue playboy husband is in league with the devil. Read full book review >

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GIRL UNWRAPPED by Gabriella  Goliger
Released: May 1, 2011

"Ambitious in scope, at times poetic with strong imagery, this is a literary work that ultimately resonates with hope."
A complex coming-of-age story about an only child of Holocaust survivors whose keen sense of outsiderness and otherness is intensified by her struggle with coming out as a lesbian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An intensive, potent profile of contemporary digital activism at its most unsettling—and most effective."
A fresh perspective on the covert, crusading Internet activist group Anonymous. Read full book review >

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GRINGA LATINA by Gabriella De Ferrari
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Readers gain entrÇe into a rarefied, intriguing world, but the tale is rather sparse and short on discovery. (Author tour)"
A nostalgic memoir of a childhood lived between two cultures. Read full book review >

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STREET MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A must for Pierce's many fans, and a solid choice for those interested in a different take on gangs, faraway lands, or just good imaginative fantasy. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Pierce (Magic Steps, 2000, etc.) continues to individually develop her quartet of adolescent mages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE MILLS by Constance Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"It's hard not to think of Gibbons's suggestive, economic style and her subtle feminism when slogging through Pierce's relatively artless complaints against small-town life in another era."
A first novel by storywriter Pierce (When Things Get Back to Normal, 1987) travels the same Carolinian terrain as the much more elegant work of Kaye Gibbons; thematically, it bears a lot in common with Robert Clark's novel, In the Deep Midwinter (1996), which also culminates in an illegal abortion during the Eisenhower years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INDIAN SCHOOL by Gloria Whelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"Still, the friendship between Raven and Lucy as they come to understand each other is a good lesson for readers that never seems didactic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-10)"
After her parents die in a wagon accident, Lucy, 11, goes to live with her missionary aunt and uncle, the Wilkinses, who run an Indian school in northern Michigan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"A thoughtful yet obscure Cassandra warning of great vulnerabilities disguised as gifts."
Ambitious yet dry treatise regarding a particular terror of modern life: the increasing ubiquity of potential harm spawned by technological transformations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODHOUND by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2009

"After all, the detail-oriented, plodding movement of the story—much like Beka's own method—builds to a well-established, satisfying revelation. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In this second volume in Pierce's historical Tortall trilogy, Beka Cooper is now a junior Dog (police officer) in the Corus slums. Read full book review >