Search Results: "Gail Levin"


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LEE KRASNER by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2011

"Levin deftly connects Krasner's biography to the social and political upheaval of the time. Her long experience in the art world gives insight into the landscape of 20th-century artists, art dealers and museums."
First biography of Lee Krasner (1908-1984), Jackson Pollock's wife but also a significant artist in her own right. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JUDY CHICAGO by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A gift for those interested in the history of American art and the history of feminism."
An engrossing, vivid study of the life and work of one of America's most important feminist artists. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"Depressing, at times tedious, yet nonetheless compelling, this book bears well the inevitable comparison to one of Hopper's signature tableaus. (100 drawings and photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This sprawling study of his career and marriage sets the great painter of modern bleakness in an important new light but fails to fully illuminate his psyche. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Just ease off on the cracker-barrel kibitzing."
Low-key nature observations presented with grace by naturalist, wildlife photographer, and free-lance journalist Levin. Read full book review >

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There's More Than One Way Home by Donna Levin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A witty, modern voice delivers a captivating tale about a mysterious death that feels like a light read but soon submerges the reader deep into the throes of substance."
A mother questions her relationships with family and friends after classmates accuse her autistic son of murdering a student. Read full book review >

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A MADMAN DREAMS OF TURING MACHINES by Janna Levin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2006

"Levin writes with elegant precision, but ultimately her account, hewing closely to the record, adds little to what's already available."
In her first novel, Levin, using two mathematical geniuses, showcases the life of the mind. Read full book review >

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IT'S SNOWING! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Though it lacks the flair and depth of others, the breadth and ease of the text make this a good introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Gibbons' latest is a utilitarian, beginner's look at snow. Read full book review >

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HORSES! by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"For interesting horse books, look anywhere else. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This latest from the overly prolific Gibbons reads like an encyclopedia article but looks even worse due to shockingly abysmal artwork. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY FAIR by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But since there are more than 2,000 annual fairs in the United States, the best introduction is to go and visit one. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons (Spiders, 1993, etc.) cobbles together a host of country fairs—fun fairs and harvest fairs, art fairs and antique fairs—into one great megafair in this introduction to the countryside's most enduring, good-time institution. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN LAND by Betty Levin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"This exciting read can stand on its own but will also appeal to readers of the first book and of Lois Lowry's Giver and companions. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Willow, the second-person narrator in Thorn (2005), determines to leave the village of the People of the Singing Seals before the male elders give her to one of the "Uncles" (all elder males are uncles) in their desperate hope to produce healthy babies. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1995

The three main characters in this self-described ``biographic fiction''the author, his wife, and a homeless man they befriendare real; beyond that, it's difficult to tell what's true and what's not in this often confusing book. Read full book review >