Search Results: "Gerard Hansen"


BOOK REVIEW

NEOGENESIS by Gerard Hansen
Released: April 18, 2013

"Beyond the arcane terminology and abundant dialogue, modest characters inhabit a rock-solid medical mystery."
Scientists and federal agencies desperately try to pinpoint the source of an unknown neurological disease in Hansen's debut medical thriller. Read full book review >

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VISIONS OF GERARD by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1963

"And may he find the turn-off on the thruway."
As a writer, Kerouac is becoming more and more like the sad sack who missed the turn-off on the thruway and must now seemingly go on and on until he hits the next one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 1991

"Along with sympathy, tact, appreciation, and humor, Martin brings new information from previously unpublished sources to elucidate the shadows in which Hopkins's life and poetry had been enfolded by well-meaning friends, scholars, and the critics who have made an industry of him."
Martin (English/Princeton) brings his ranging knowledge of English Victorian life and his understanding of the poetic sensibility (Tennyson, 1980; With Friends Possessed: A Life of Edward Fitzgerald, 1985) to the subtle, obscure, introverted, and spare life and works of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89), the Jesuit priest whose work, published first in 1918, 29 years after his death, is considered as influential as T.S. Eliot's in initiating the modern movement in poetry. Read full book review >

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GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS by Paul Mariani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2008

"A revealing portrait of a unique talent, a deeply religious artist who saw God's wonder and mystery in all."
The intensely private, pious, sometimes melancholic and tortured life of the English Jesuit whose remarkable poems did not appear until a quarter-century after his death. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD by Nancy Viau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"But for those young readers who are not quite ready for Ramona and long for more Junie B., this might be the prescription for transition. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Girl readers who are regretfully leaving the Amber Brown series or are about to graduate from the school of Junie B. Jones might be happy to meet Sam Hansen, fourth grader and rock enthusiast. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Very slow-moving, but informative."
A biography of the only mapmaker nonspecialists are likely to have heard of. Read full book review >

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AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA, THE MAGIC ISLAND by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A must in the Golden State; teachers in other states could use it as inspiration for their own mythic histories. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the early 16th century, a Spanish romantic adventure book told of Queen Calafia and her magical land, California, where she led black-skinned Amazon women of great courage and wisdom; Hansen plays on this trope in this illustrated tribute that combines history and myth. Read full book review >

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SUNSHINE STATE by Sarah Gerard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 11, 2017

"An intimate journey reveals a Florida few visitors would ever discover."
Decidedly odd characters emerge in eight autobiographical essays. Read full book review >

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YOUNG IRELANDERS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Gemlike stories that focus on contemporary issues in Ireland."
Donovan (Sunless, 2007, etc.) provides quiet stories of place and displacement, of relationships and disruption. Read full book review >

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SCHOPENHAUER’S TELESCOPE by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Overconstructed but intermittently superb: an ambitious if flawed debut from a promising writer."
Two men, one digging a hole, the other watching and talking, lay out the history of man's cruelty to man. Read full book review >

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DR. MORTIMER AND THE ALDGATE MYSTERY by Gerard Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"Here, the good doctor attends young Lavinia Nancarrow only to discover that her influenza is less threatening than the sinister guardian who, in the best tradition of 'The Copper Beeches' and 'The Greek Interpreter,' is keeping her imprisoned in an Aldgate house."
Through a chronological accident worthy of Dr. Watson, this inaugural adventure of Dr. James Mortimer, the physician whose main claim to fame before this year was leaving a cane behind in Sherlock Holmes's rooms in The Hound of the Baskervilles, has already been preceded by his second (Dr. Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery, p. 299). Read full book review >