Search Results: "Gabrielle Wang"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN OF EMPRESS CASSIA by Gabrielle Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Hinting of a spell of unearthly enchantment with its mystical healing garden and the good-hearted artist that creates it, this effort offers promise but ultimately is more charcoal sketch than pastel panorama. (Magical realism. 9-12)"
Using a box of enchanted pastels, 12-year-old Chinese-Australian Mimi Lu creates a fantasy garden with supernatural properties. Read full book review >

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CONSPIRACY 365 by Gabrielle Lord
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"This is the first of a planned 12-book series, one book for each month of the year Callum must survive. (Thriller. YA)"
Callum Ormond is a wanted teen. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"An intriguing look into an increasingly common religious dilemma in America. (Author tour)"
An absorbing and articulate study of the special challenges posed by intermarriage between Jews and Christians. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A fascinating and well-written account of scientists at work in an often neglected discipline."
New Scientist editor Walker looks at the hottest issue in geology: whether or not the Earth of some 700 million years ago was covered in ice. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JANE YOUNG by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"This book will not only thoroughly entertain everyone who reads it; it is the most immaculate takedown of slut-shaming in literature or anywhere else. Cheers, and gratitude, to the author."
When a young political intern in South Florida has an affair with her boss, it leads to disaster—at least at first. Read full book review >

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HER BEST-KEPT SECRET by Gabrielle Glaser
NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"An important addition to feminist literature that calls upon women to reject a spurious equality 'whose consequences in broken families, broken hearts, and broken futures, are all too real' and face up to the problem of alcohol dependency before it takes over their lives."
Glaser (The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival, 2004, etc.) probes the shift from the days of feminists like Carry Nation, popularly known as "the saloon destroyer," to the "Cosmopolitan-sipping" Carrie Bradshaw. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEW HOPE by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A surprisingly good choice for parents who are more familiar with Star Wars than Goodnight Moon. (Board book. 2-4)"
Apparently you're never too young for Star Wars. Read full book review >

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PLAYING FOR THRILLS by Wang Shuo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1997

"But American readers may well just be reminded of Paco Ignacio Taibo's absurdist Mexican melodramas, or Stella Duffy's British punkers."
It's no wonder that Fang Yan can't remember who the eighth person was at dinner that night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Obama's Challenge to China by Chi Wang
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2015

"An informative, persuasive look at the current state of Chinese-American relations."
Wang (The United States and China Since World War II, 2013, etc.) offers an analysis of Obama's China policy and the continuing points of contention in the Chinese-American relationship. Read full book review >