Search Results: "Gerald Vizenor"


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GERALD by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 5, 1935

"Good reading."
A delightful biography of Gerald du Maurier, the actor, by his daughter. Read full book review >

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HOTLINE HEALERS by Gerald Vizenor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 1997

"Some loose ends and a fondness for narrative loops are drawbacks, but the novel also draws real strength from its style and wit; those acclimated to Vizenor's eclecticism will find much here to enjoy."
In his unique satiric style, at once lyrical and salted with allusion and self-reference, Vizenor (Dead Voices, 1992, etc.) savages academics and lampoons Anglo-Americans generally for their interference with and misperception of Native American reality. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A witty but serious warning."
The creatures of Native American myth and the urban realities of Oakland, California, come together in Vizenor's (The Heirs of Columbus, 1991, etc.) latest excursion, making full use of his penchant for transforming the commonplace into the mysterious and comic. Read full book review >

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THE HEIRS OF COLUMBUS by Gerald Vizenor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 1991

"Not as easy a read as the much-ballyhooed The Crown of Columbus, but more deeply satisfying."
A comic mythology of Columbus that—though it sags in places with repetition and academic padding—offers enough tall-tale fun to make for inventive entertainment. Read full book review >

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GERALD BRENAN by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1993

In his 92 years, Brenan (1894-1987), an English writer who lived mostly Spain, produced poetry, novels, essays, reviews, histories of Spain and its literature, memoirs, and myriad letters revealing how famous he was in Spain and among his friends. Read full book review >

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GERALD DURRELL by Douglas Botting
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The result is a solid, engaging biography that will appeal to Durrell's admirers—and perhaps, with good cause, earn him a few more. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A portly, respectful biography of the late British conservationist, author, and raconteur. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"Mildly entertaining, but not likely to add Chapman to the ambiguous pantheon of American crime. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Prolific true-crime and mystery writer Jeffers (A Grand Night for Murder, 1995, etc.) details a neglected chapter in American criminal history—but a chapter may be all the story merits. Read full book review >

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GERALD R. FORD by James Cannon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2013

"Prior to his career in government service, Cannon (who died at 93 in 2011) spent years as a journalist, and that training shows in this smoothly readable account."
An advisor to President Gerald Ford (1913-2006) pens an admiring biography of America's most anomalous and, possibly, most underrated chief executive. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF GERALD R. FORD by John Robert Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 1995

"A fair, balanced account of a troubled time and of a decent man whose efforts left the White House in better shape than he found it."
Gerald Ford comes across here as an average nice guy who was thrust into the hot seat of a banished president and who tried to heal a demoralized nation in the aftermath of Watergate and Vietnam. Read full book review >

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MONKEY by Gerald McDermott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"This final volume in McDermott's sextet of trickster tales is as full of kid appeal and entertaining as the rest and, like them, will power many an energetic read-aloud. (Picture book/folktale. 5-10)"
Monkey wants some mangoes and Crocodile wants some monkey—and neither is about to give up in this traditional Indian trickster tale. Read full book review >

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CREATION by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Accessible to small children but resonant enough for older ones, reverent and magnificent. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Decades of turning myth into gorgeously imaged picture books culminates in McDermott's powerful rendering of the creation story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fine addition to the body of work by a proven master. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Jabutí, the flute-playing tortoise, may not be as well known in North America as some of his fellow tricksters like Coyote or Ananse, but there are many stories about him in Amazonian folklore, first recorded as long ago as 1875. Read full book review >