Search Results: "Gary Land"


BOOK REVIEW

GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK CHIP by Gary Land
Released: May 9, 2012

"A welcome foray into the Vegas PI genre, hopefully the first of many."
Ex-PI Noly Boots must race against time and circumstances to rescue his girlfriend and her daughter from an assortment of Vegas gamblers, lowlifes and psychos. Read full book review >

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GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"To be illustrated with black and white photos. (Index, notes, Web sites, bibliography) (Biography. 12+)"
In an above-average entry to an established series and a useful, modestly engaging biography, the author demonstrates that a careful, close reading of the Paulsen oeuvre and the judicious mining of selected biographical details can be shaped into an involving read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY COOPER by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"The book's lifeless prose suggests great haste and no small lack of interest. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The indefatigably prolific Meyers (Bogart: A Life in Hollywood, 1997, etc.) continues to work his way through the major icons of American film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAND by Park Kyong-ni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"A much-beloved work in Korea (where it was made into an equally popular television series) that should find many grateful admirers in America as well."
An enthralling saga and panorama of Korean village life in the early 20th century (roughly 18951925) by that country's most highly acclaimed living novelist. Read full book review >

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GARY JENNINGS’ AZTEC RAGE by Robert Gleason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"If the Aztecs are enraged, it's because one of them read this improbable mess."
Answer "no" immediately if someone asks, "Would you like to know . . . about the men I have killed, the women I have loved, the fortunes I have made . . . and stolen?" Read full book review >

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GARY BENCHLEY, ROCK STAR by Paul Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A snapshot of what it means to be young, smug and oh-so-trendy, circa 2005."
A wry debut about self-absorbed twentysomethings who ditch bourgeois gigs in data entry for rock-'n'-roll dreams. Read full book review >

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Gary Sees History-A Child's Journey by Gary Hooker Jr.

"A refreshing antidote to political cynicism."
In this illustrated political memoir for kids, debut author and fifth-grader Hooker learns about politics and experiences history firsthand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED LAND, BLACK LAND by Barbara Mertz
Released: June 15, 1966

"Her account of their life is attractive, detailed, informative and tenanted by an original personality."
Another oddball and delightful excursion into life in Ancient Egypt by the author of Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs (1964), who attacks her subject with a personal enthusiasm that is amusing (in her side comments), knowledgeable, and fairly overpowering. Read full book review >

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LAND RUSH by Gary Reiswig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2014

"Good reads to be pondered over."
Bookended by sections of memoir and history, these four short stories give a vivid picture of Oklahoma past and near-present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER LAND by Paul Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"A sodden study of domestic resentment."
A well-traveled writer contemplates the long, menacing shadow his mother has cast over his life. Read full book review >