Search Results: "Gayle Forman"


BOOK REVIEW

MEN OF STONE by Gayle Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Worth a try, but may be a tough sell. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Ben Conrad can't seem to catch a break. Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE YOUR MOTHER by Gayle Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1994

"Feldman makes up for that generation's silence by talking with simple honesty, without self-pity, about her three weeks in hell."
The moving memoir of a woman who discovered she had breast cancer when she was eight months pregnant—and the same age as her mother was when she died of breast cancer in her 40s. Read full book review >

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KILLER SWEET TOOTH by Gayle Trent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Trent (Dead Pan, 2009, etc.) features a pleasant heroine, a middling mystery and several appended dessert recipes fit for the King (Elvis, that is)."
A Virginia cake maker has a penchant for solving crimes. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"A valuable, earth-friendly lesson, not presented artfully."
In Redfern's encyclopedic second book, she looks to the lessons modern civilization should learn from ancient, indigenous cultures. Read full book review >

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COLD WAR ON MAPLEWOOD STREET by Gayle Rosengren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A pleasant-enough story about a moment in history rarely captured in literature, this book doesn't rise above the ordinary. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The Cuban missile crisis disrupts a Chicago girl's life. Read full book review >

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MASQUERADE by Gayle Lynds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A tedious would-be thriller that quickly shows itself to be a sheep in wolf's clothing. (Author tour)"
An overlong, tiresome debut from erstwhile think-tank editor Lynds. Read full book review >

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IDYLL FEARS by Stephanie Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Hobbled only by a monotonously terse style, Gayle's follow-up to Idyll Threats (2015) is believable in both characterization and the ebb and flow of police detection."
A kidnapped boy disrupts a small Connecticut town's holiday season. Read full book review >

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MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND by Mike Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2002

"While readers may sometimes have to resist the urge to throttle Will, Gayle pokes enough fun at his character's self-induced and hilariously pathetic predicament to make this a genial time-killer."
Londoner loser obsesses over the loss of the love of his life, in a slight but not unlikable marriage of Nick Hornby and romantic-comedy clichés. Read full book review >

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BOCA DAZE by Steven M.  Forman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Like Boca Mournings (2010, etc.) and its kin: tough, mean and surprisingly sappy when Eddie carries on conversations with Mr. Johnson, the penis he deems in need of frequent encouragement and little blue pills."
A 61-year-old ex-Boston cop continues to adapt to life in Florida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR NOW by Gayle Friesen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Realistic and engaging. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Readers who wondered what happened next to the fractured family in Friesen's Losing Forever (2002) will be pleased to pick up with their lives. Read full book review >

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ONE POTATO, TU by Gayle Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Welcome. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Lindsey, 12, is the most frequent heroine of these wistful, interrelated family vignettes, each bestowing small, intimate insights with its beautifully evoked scenes of mild domestic drama. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOX by Gayle Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Pearson hasn't forgotten the difficulty of puzzling things out, and the shock and sweetness of seminal experiences. (Short stories. 8-12)"
A handful of consistently extraordinary stories about secrets, ethics, and bewildering affections, featuring characters from Pearson's One Potato, Tu (1992). Read full book review >