Search Results: "Gillian Gill"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY BAKER EDDY by Gillian Gill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"In all, though, a genuine achievement."
Finally, a superb and balanced biography of the enigmatic American religious leader. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An incisive examination of one loving but divided family's grappling with power, privilege, passion, and philanthropy in Victorian Britain."
The Crimean War's beloved "Lady With the Lamp" appears as the magnetic center of this multi-generational family saga filled with public achievement and private love-hate relationships. Read full book review >

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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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NEW BOOKS I'M WATCHING FOR IN MAY 2017
by Leila Roy

Last week, I covered a few of the May YA romances I’m excited about—and last month, I covered Riley Redgate’s Noteworthy—but there are even MORE May books that I’m looking forward to!

Here are thirteen of them:

It's Not Like It's a Secret, by Misa Sugiura

Lots of things change for sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara when her father ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE by Deirdre Gill
Kirkus Star
by Deirdre Gill, illustrated by Deirdre Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will want to reread the simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little boy's imagination creates a beautiful, mysterious, snowy world outside his home. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF AN IRISH SEA WOLF by Bartholomew Gill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Lesser work from a pro, with the wild Clare Island background the chief attraction."
But don't count that Irish sea wolf out just yet. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE BED by Gill Guile
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A natural fit for storytime or one-on-one bedtime sharing. (Board book. 1-3)"
Guile gives the traditional, infectious counting song about rolling out of bed new life in this die-cut delight. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN OF THE SUN by Gill Harvey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Fascinating fodder for budding Egyptologists. (glossary, maps) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A spirited girl with a gift for predicting the future unravels secrets plaguing a village in ancient Egypt. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF AN IRISH TINKER by Bartholomew Gill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Maybe it's feisty Biddy, who arms herself more heavily than any clay pigeon; maybe it's the lilt in his language, which makes music of every fatality."
When the chronology's all sorted out, it looks like this. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH RAPUNZEL by B.M. Gill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Above-average fare- -but only middling Gill."
Detective Chief Inspector Tom Maybridge (Death Drop, etc.) is shocked by the car-accident deaths of forensic pathologist Professor Peter Bradshaw and his wife Lisa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"While scrupulously maintaining his documentary perspective, Gill reveals the conditions that generated those crucial concerns about art and politics with which contemporary societies—the free and the unfree—are still preoccupied."
In a vivid, detailed, and powerful depiction of political and cultural life in Berlin from before WW I to 1938, Gill (The Journey Back from Hell—not reviewed, etc.) conveys the passion, diversity, energy, as well as the waste, rage and alienation that inspired the art, the politics, and ultimately the Second World War. Read full book review >