Search Results: "Gale Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION IN 50 DISASTERS by Gale Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A fascinating volume especially suited for browsing. (glossary, sources and additional resources, endnotes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Kicking off the History in 50 series, this volume presents 50 stories about disasters that pitted "human civilization against the forces of nature." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Not a bad collection—there are some nice moments and some thought- provoking ideas here—but that the wonderful title stirs up expectations that are liable to be disappointed. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Sixteen previously unpublished stories by well-known authors, grouped by topics (family, friends, school), with brief biographical statements about (and sometimes from) the contributors. Read full book review >

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The Ballad of East and West by Jeffrey Gale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2015

"A sometimes-engaging polemical story rooted in the realities of authoritarianism and activism."
In Gale's debut novel, an American-British rabbi works to support refuseniks in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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GODDESS GILDA by Sharyn Gale
Released: July 11, 2013

"A sweet, affecting coming-of-age story that shows how believing in yourself goes a long way in the quest to forgive."
Creating family where you can find it underscores this charming middle school novel in which a girl learns compassion despite family turmoil and tragedy. Read full book review >

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A PLACE CALLED WINTER by Patrick Gale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2015

"A bit plodding at times and the sexual angle feels almost old-hat, but Gale creates in Harry a complicated, ultimately sympathetic hero."
British novelist Gale (A Perfectly Good Man, 2012, etc.) creates a novel about his maternal great-grandfather, who left England at the start of the 20th century to farm in Canada.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATRICE by Geri Gale
Released: March 16, 2014

"A baroque, sensual tour de force that elevates art above all else."
An intense, sumptuous prose-poetry exploration of inspiration, sacrifice and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A winning formula—in a gathering of tales that will leave readers more amused than frightened, and hoping for more. (Short Stories. 9-12)"
Lying amid the semiprecious stones of this collection are three genuine gems: Walter Dean Myers's hilarious story about a spectral visitor from the far future who steps out of a closet to ask about the poorly understood religion known as ``Hoops''; a satisfying tale from Barbara Ann Porte about a ghost who protects her family from a trio of menacing party crashers; and Janet Taylor Lisle's nape-prickler, ``Face in the Rafters,'' in which a young married couple is gleefully told the hour of their deaths. Read full book review >