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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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 >

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COMMITTED by Elizabeth Gilbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A vaguely depressing account of how intimate relationships are complicated by marriage, divorce and expectations about both. Given Gilbert's popularity and the state of marriage in America, however, the book is likely to become a bestseller."
In the follow up to Eat, Pray, Love (2006), Gilbert examines her reluctant marriage to Felipe, the Brazilian businessman she met at the end of her post-divorce travels, and considers her doubts about the institution of marriage. 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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FIRE by L.B. Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"A hot-tempered heroine and the charmingly undead prove a winning combination."
This urban fantasy debut sees a woman who can control fire take on vampires and witches to save a child. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"Deeply researched and superbly composed."
A thoroughgoing study of one of the most important civil-rights cases argued by Thurgood Marshall in dismantling Jim Crow strictures. 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 >