Search Results: "Gilbert Brim"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 1992

"With economic troubles all around and fortunes gone sour overnight, Brim forsakes the quick fix for thoughtful observations about how we drive ourselves and measure results."
Succinct and finely tuned thoughts on why happiness has little to do with money, youth, or even education, by the director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Mid-Life Development. Read full book review >

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FLYING LESSONS by Gilbert Ford
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 2010

"As seen in comparison to the pigeons, the jet's too small to let the size disparity reach its full absurd potential—for better examples, see Valeri Gorbachev's Big Little Elephant (2005) or Mac Barnett's Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, illustrated by Adam Rex (2009)—and its motivations remain murky, but readers shouldn't have much trouble figuring out what those aforesaid 'things' might be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this oddball solo debut, a migratory flock of doves gives a too-big, too-noisy jetliner hoping to be a fellow traveler a hostile reception. Read full book review >

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INDESCRIBABLY ARABELLA by Jane Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Arabella is not really an indescribable character, but her story is a charming reminder of a simpler time. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert wrote and illustrated this story in 1947, and her story of an "indescribable" little girl trying to become famous retains the gentle, nostalgic feeling of works for children from an earlier era. Read full book review >

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STALK AND KILL by Adrian Gilbert
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 1997

"An expert treatise on a martial specialty, though repetitive of the author's previous work."
Military insiders would do well to eyeball this stalwart survey of an important yet understudied martial art. Read full book review >

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REMOTE FEED by David Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"To the cynics go the spoils."
The survival of the cynics—in an abrasively intelligent Darwinian debut collection. Read full book review >

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RED THE FIEND by Gilbert Sorrentino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Sorrentino's fiend and his family are mere caricatures, not flesh and blood."
The author of Under the Shadow (1991) leaves no pathology or dysfunction unaddressed in his lurid tale of the making of an adolescent hood. Read full book review >

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JERUSALEM IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Martin Gilbert
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"Dung Gate and a Lions' Gate with which to enter this timeless city on its 3,000th anniversary. (photos and maps, not seen) (Author tour)"
This history is a monument to our capacity to create, and fight over, competing realities within the same space and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Most parents will be grateful for Gilbert's insights, although they will hardly come as revelations."
According to New York Times science writer Gilbert, there are indeed natural differences between boys and girls, and giving Sally all the Tonka trucks in the world (or sticking Joey with the Barbies) won't change them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PILGRIMS by Elizabeth Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"The best kind of debut volume: a striking display of a versatile writer flexing her muscles and tackling a broad array of subjects and themes."
A fine first collection of 12 stories that are richly varied in setting and content, and enlivened by their author's flair for vigorous dialogue and concise summary statement. Read full book review >

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A MORNING IN EDEN by Anna Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2001

"But the plot may be too aimless for fans of traditional mysteries."
The remote British town of Canterlow remains virtually untouched by time or tragedy, even in 1919. Read full book review >