Search Results: "Gabrielle Bell"


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EVERYTHING IS FLAMMABLE by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A provocative, moving, and darkly funny book that seems almost worth the crises that it chronicles."
The latest from one of the finest contemporary graphic artists. Read full book review >

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THE VOYEURS by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Playfully drawn and provocatively written, the memoir reinforces Bell's standing among the first rank of the genre's artists."
"Graphic memoir" only hints at the artistry of a complex, literary-minded author who resists the bare-all confessionalism so common to the genre and blurs the distinction between fiction and factual introspection. Read full book review >

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LUCKY by Gabrielle Bell
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"These slice-of-life, matter-of-fact (and occasionally fantasy) strips sustain a wry, bittersweet humor and disarming warmth."
Struggling artists of all types (and those who love them) will find a kindred spirit in this graphic diarist/memoirist. Read full book review >

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TRUTH IS FRAGMENTARY by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"These are more like sketchbooks from an artist who perhaps needed to clear away the clutter before moving on."
A collection of comic diary entries about drawing comics. Read full book review >

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In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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THE FRAIL DAYS by Gabrielle Prendergast
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Punchy, insightful and great for music lovers. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Stella, a Chinese-Canadian rock drummer, yearns for success for her band. Read full book review >

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CAPRICIOUS by Gabrielle Prendergast
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Sensitive and compelling. (Verse fiction. 12-18)"
This verse novel follows a girl juggling two boyfriends and trying to cope with her rival at school. Read full book review >

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BEATLE MEETS DESTINY by Gabrielle Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Characters, both primary and secondary, are strongly developed, and the Australian locale and cultural details will spark American teens' interest, with some terms and geographical facts explained in the backmatter. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A quirky comedy of errors plays out in this enjoyable love story set in modern-day Melbourne. Read full book review >

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PANDAS ON THE EASTSIDE by Gabrielle Prendergast
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A book to inspire readers to be the change they want to see in the world. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1972 the Chinese government gifted the people of the United States with two giant pandas. Prendergast imagines what might have happened to the pandas on their way to Washington, D.C., had the delivery not gone smoothly. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPH by Gabrielle Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"Still, when the Mystery is unveiled, it hardly seems worth the journey."
Britisher Donnelly (Holy Mother, 1987, etc.) offers a semicomic novel about the search for family identity that misses the mark—despite well-honed characters and good intentions. Read full book review >

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IMPATIENT WITH DESIRE by Gabrielle Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"Vividly imagined and well-researched, but rendered in miscalculated tones."
A 45-year-old wife and mother chronicles the Donner Party debacle along the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >

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BLISS by Gabrielle Pina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"Over-the-top melodrama, but not without its own preposterous charm."
Living large . . . but living a lie. Read full book review >