Search Results: "Gay Degani"


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WHAT CAME BEFORE by Gay Degani
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2014

"An unsatisfying thriller that nonetheless contains insights into familial wounds."
Degani's affable debut, a suspenseful novel about mothers and daughters, aims to be thrilling, socially relevant and heartwarming all at once. Read full book review >

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ZEE IS NOT SCARED by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2004

"Sleep tight. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Zee (2003) returns for a night's horseplay (okay, zebraplay) with his parents. Read full book review >

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ZEE by Michel Gay
by Michel Gay, illustrated by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"Charming from A to Zee. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anxious for his parents to wake up so he can climb in bed for a snuggle, Zee tries to serve them breakfast in bed. Read full book review >

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UP CLOSE by Gay Wegerif
by Gay Wegerif, illustrated by Gay Wegerif
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"While older children and design students may find this artist's work compelling, it is too graphically sophisticated for the board-book set. (Board book. 2-4)"
Simple shapes in solid colors depict a variety of animals. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1996

"The Gays know they can't cover it all and don't even try to, but this is a good first stop for readers looking for theoretical and practical knowledge, along with background, on an information network that has already changed their lives. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The Information Superhighway ($17.98; April 1996; 112 pp.; 0-8050- 3084-3): The tone is enthralled but the discourse is reasoned in this overview (complete with web site addresses and full-color screen reproductions) of the great technological leaps and lack-of- boundaries that is the ``I-Way'' today. Read full book review >

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CARETAKERS OF THE EARTH by Kathlyn Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"List of effective actions that individuals can undertake; source notes; bibliography (articles up to August 1991); glossary; list of environmental organizations; index. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
In an attempt to encourage young readers to help protect the planet, some extremely brief accounts of individuals who are making a difference. Read full book review >

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THE MIDWIFE'S ADVICE by Gay Courter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, for the Belva Plain audience and for those enthralled by dramas centered on the nether end: a ham-handed treatment of delicate matters—which should fairly fly off the airport bookracks."
In The Midwife (1981), Hannah Blau Sokolow, Jewish-Russian midwife, delivered babies in Russia, in America, on the high seas, and detoured into advice on sexual matters. Read full book review >

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I HATE TO SEE THAT EVENING SUN GO DOWN by William Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Hellfire—in all the right ways."
Thirteen lively stories in a first collection from novelist Gay (The Long Home, 1999, etc.), mostly about southern men tempted to run off with tempting young southern women. Read full book review >

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THE CULTIVATION OF HATRED by Peter Gay
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"His argument is occasionally untidy, perhaps simplistic, but Gay proves here to be fascinating, original, and humane—a genial guide even when so concerned with conflict."
With sweep, erudition, and insight, Gay (History/Yale Reading Freud, 1990, etc.), in this third volume of a projected five-book history of middle-class culture in 19th-century Europe and America (The Tender Passion, 1986; Education of the Senses, 1983), explores aggression as both a constructive and destructive force in Victorian life. Read full book review >

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DIFFICULT WOMEN by Roxane Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Not every story works, but Gay is an admirable risk-taker in her exploration of women's lives and new ways to tell their stories."
A collection of stories unified in theme—the struggles of women claiming independence for themselves—but wide-ranging in conception and form. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Extensive source notes; bibliography; index and b&w photo insert not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Freelancer Gay (her many titles include Ozone, 1989) relates the history of ads, from criers and peddlers to the current bombardment. Read full book review >

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THE JEWS OF GERMANY by Ruth Gay
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"Twelve thousand Jewish soldiers fought and died for the Kaiser during WW I. A perfect bar mitzvah gift—and, one hopes, of interest to non-Jews too—Gay's book rescues a long and variegated history from the dark shadow of recent events."
The history of Jews in Germany begins with the third century A.D., when a settlement at Cologne was paying taxes to the Emperor Constantine. Read full book review >