Search Results: "Gillian McCain"


BOOK REVIEW

JULIA GILLIAN by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A fresh, winsome heroine learns a lesson about facing her fears in this first of an anticipated series. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Julia Gillian goes out of her way to avoid unhappy endings. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN MCCAIN by Elizabeth Drew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2002

"A useful exposé of how things get done—and buried—in Washington."
Washington insider and accomplished journalist Drew (The Corruption of American Politics, 1999, etc.) provides a fly-on-the-wall portrait of the congressional maverick and his struggle to reform campaign-finance laws. Read full book review >

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DEAR NOBODY by Gillian McCain
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"While the voice is authentic, this book is an experience, not a crafted narrative. (Memoir. 14-18)"
The posthumous memoir of a drug-abusing teen who died of cystic fibrosis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"An essential accompaniment to the first, still-thrilling punk records, this preposterously entertaining document just reeks with all the brilliance and filth of the Blank Generation. (illustrations, not seen)"
Punk's chaotic energy and revolutionary spirit come through vividly in this mesmerizing account of American punk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAD, JOHN MCCAIN by Meghan McCain
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

The Republican nominee's eldest daughter announces at the outset that her dad would make a great president and then proceeds to explain why. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE QUEST FOR JOY)  by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Kozjan's energetic pencil-and-ink drawings reveal details of Julia Gillian's troubled but ultimately victorious quest for joy. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this stand-alone sequel to Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing) (2008), the eponymous heroine pretends all is well while her fifth-grade world totters. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE DREAM OF THE DOG) by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"Kozjan's frequent drawings (final art not seen) add a cheerful touch. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Now in sixth grade, Julia Gillian copes with her fear of eighth graders, a stubborn third-grade reading buddy as reading-averse as she is and her dog Bigfoot's last illness. Read full book review >

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THE PARTICULAR APPEAL OF GILLIAN PUGSLEY by Susan Örnbratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2015

"The obsession with, and constant reminder of, all that Gillian is withholding muddies what might otherwise be a charming and evocative love story."
A brief young love and its impact nearly 60 years later are at the core of Örnbratt's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I Love You Dad by David McCain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2015

"Told with understated pride about a father who had an eye for the immediate, local color of everyday life."
In McCain's charming debut, he recounts the life of his father—Russell McCain, a small-town workingman who wrung pleasure out of a hard life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Disappointing."
Lackluster account of the vicious murder of a soldier that became the basis for the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"'Stereotypes have a funny way of falling apart when you actually talk to people,' writes Black, though the book reinforces a lot of stereotypes and is rarely funny."
A middle-age liberal comedian and a younger Republican media personality embark on an RV expedition together to see if they can find common ground (they do) and say something significant about America (they don't). Read full book review >