Search Results: "Gabrielle Giffords"


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ENOUGH by Gabrielle Giffords
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A personal, straightforward appeal for action on gun violence that the NRA will certainly shoot down."
Former Congresswoman Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in 2011, and her husband, former astronaut Kelly (Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, 2011), argue forcefully that gun owners and gun control advocates alike can work toward common-sense policies that address gun violence in this country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A welcome and heartfelt effort. We eagerly await the day when Giffords herself can more fully flesh out her story."
Moving, sometimes belabored memoir, mostly by astronaut Kelly, of Giffords' miraculous recovery after narrowly surviving an assassination attempt. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"A sure-to-be-controversial, troubling tale of the wages of fear on the body politic."
Investigative journalist and native Arizonian Zoellner (Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that Shaped the World, 2009, etc.) combines memoir, history and reportage in an attempt to understand mass murder and the attempted assassination of a friend in Tucson. Read full book review >

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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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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 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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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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THE HOLE WE’RE IN  by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Zevin's ambitious reach into the future may put off some readers, but others will warm to her clear-eyed compassion for people doing the best they can and wreaking considerable damage along the way."
Picture-perfect evangelical family spirals out of control. 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 >