Search Results: "Gale Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >