Search Results: "Gale Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A celebration of traditional family values and reconciliation."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Walsh (Sammy in the Sky, 2011) explores the ties that bound her own family despite death and desertion. Read full book review >

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GRACE UNEXPECTED by Gale Martin
Released: July 2, 2012

"An entertaining light read."
College public-relations officer Grace Savage finds herself at the center of a love triangle in Martin's (Don Juan in Hankey, PA, 2011) zany romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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Who Killed 'Tom Jones'? by Gale Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"While the title seems pitched to Tom Jones fans, this mystery will appeal more to fans of lighthearted romantic cozies with fairly conservative social views."
The life of a mousy rest home receptionist is upended when she attends a Tom Jones tribute artist festival and murder intervenes. Read full book review >

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DON JUAN IN HANKEY, PA by Gale Martin
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"Cognoscenti will especially appreciate the musical references, but readers need not be opera buffs to enjoy this novel."
In Gale's humorous backstage novel, a small-town opera company stages Don Giovanni. Read full book review >

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MARY MARTIN by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Martin's star quality prevails."
Affectionate but not airbrushed portrait of the Broadway diva who got her first big break with a naughty Cole Porter song but flew into legend in a children's classic. Read full book review >

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DEAN MARTIN by Michael Freedland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"Dino light and lively; anyone seeking a probing look at the life of Dean Martin should look elsewhere—probably at Nick Tosches's Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (1992)."
A biography of singer-actor Martin that has the pace, diffidence and depth of one of Martin's T.V. variety shows. Read full book review >

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MARTIN FROBISHER by James McDermott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Intriguing if long-winded. (4 b&w maps and charts)"
The first major biography of the early English explorer since William McFee's widely purchased 1928 Life of Sir Martin Frobisher. Read full book review >

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MARTIN DRESSLER by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"It might be another of Dreiser's densely packed tales of financiers and titans, written at characteristic white heat, but by an immeasurably more graceful stylist."
A chronicle of obsession, self-indulgence, and, in a curious way, moral growth, expertly poised between realistic narrative and allegorical fable, from the author of such intriguing, if sometimes unduly gossamer, fictions as Edwin Mullhouse (1972) and In the Penny Arcade (1986). Read full book review >

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THE TEETH OF THE GALE by Joan Aiken
Released: Oct. 1, 1988

"Although this is a rousing good adventure as is, there are frequent references to past adventures; it will be enjoyed most by readers familiar with them."
Felix de Cabezeda y Brooke—who escaped Napoleonic Spain to search for his noble family in England (Go Saddle the Sea) and returned to Spain at 13, only to be shipwrecked and pursued through the Pyrenees by a possessed abbot (Bridle the Wind)—is summoned from his studies at Salamanca by his old friend Juana to help rescue her cousin's children, held prisoner by their political-rebel father. Read full book review >

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MARTIN LUTHER by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Sunday school teachers may find this useful to supplement their students' knowledge of the Reformation. (Biography. 7-12)"
The story of the 16th-century German monk and the start of the Protestant Reformation. Read full book review >

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AGNES MARTIN by Nancy Princenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"The author's deep research and personal correspondence with the artist will be enlightening to fans of Martin and will encourage others to seek out her work."
Writing a biography of Agnes Martin (1912-2004) is a study in frustration, but former Art in America senior editor Princenthal (School of the Visual Arts; Hannah Wilke, 2010, etc.) manages to piece together a story while getting beyond her subject's well-guarded privacy.Read full book review >

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MARTIN & MAHALIA by Andrea Davis Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Sure to become an indispensable part of annual Black History Month celebrations and library nonfiction collections on important African-Americans. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
A well-illustrated and meticulously researched story of the inextricably intertwined lives of two important African-American historical figures. Read full book review >