Search Results: "Gina Gershon"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"Well organized but mostly frivolous and at times implausible."
An actress searches for her cat in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2007

"The fans of the fart jokes might miss the cultural jibes, but this addition to the huge canon of reluctant-camper literature will likely find an audience. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Chubby 13-year-old Einstein Fleet has no desire to go to summer camp—especially a classic-movie-monster-themed camp. Read full book review >

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UP AND AT ‘EM WITH WINNIE AND ERNST by Gina Freschet
ANIMALS
Released: March 14, 2005

"The humorous situations and amusing illustrations will leave them ready for more. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Best pals Winnie and Ernst have each other's back at all times. Read full book review >

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WASTE OF SPACE by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"Like the TV show it's about, nothing in this novel is as it seems, but the journey to discover the truth is out of this world. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Ten teenagers are launched into "space" to entertain insatiable TV audiences in Damico's satirical novel. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE I WANTED TO BE by Gina Ochsner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2005

"Eleven stories that possess restraint and edge: a powerful combination."
Elegantly unsettling fiction by Flannery O'Connor Award winner Ochsner (The Necessary Grace to Fall, 2002), who charts some strange goings-on within emigrant communities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A comprehensive, passionate, and thought-provoking look through the door into a brave new world in which we may find ourselves before we realize it."
The perfectibility of the human species remains one of the most controversial subjects in science, and Maranto, an award- winning science writer, explains why. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Male readers intrigued by the title may feel misled, for these are not sex kittens but opinionated, articulate, and uninhibited feminists sounding off to each other. (B&w drawings, not seen)"
Freely reconstructed conversations between a feminist sex researcher and women who love sex and love talking about it. Read full book review >

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DOWN AND OUT IN THE NEW ECONOMY by Ilana Gershon
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2017

"An intermittently useful book that could have been a long-form magazine feature."
An anthropologist explores the hiring practices of employers in a digital era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1998

"An authoritative work that makes abundantly clear the value of basic research; unfortunately, it's encumbered with an intimidating amount of technical detail that may discourage interested readers."
The nature of a so-called second brain in the gut is revealed in exquisite detail by a neurogastroenterologist who has spent some 30 years researching the subject. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTY-EIGHT ROOMS by Marianne Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Predictable but pleasant. (Magical adventure. 8-12)"
Who hasn't seen the carefully composed exhibits of miniatures at a museum, or even a simple dollhouse, and wondered what it would be like to be small enough to walk inside? Read full book review >

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SUNDAY’S SILENCE by Gina B. Nahai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Well intentioned, though the tale—partly of Appalachia, partly of Middle East—loses more strength than it gains through being double-stranded."
A sensitive if uncompelling exploration of cultural alienation: an abandoned son searches for understanding and redemption after his snake-handling father is fatally bitten. Read full book review >

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SPIDER STORCH, ROTTEN RUNNER by Gina Willner-Pardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The writing is funny and fast-paced and the comical cartoon illustrations and a side story about the mysterious teacher's lounge make this a wonderful addition to the Spider Storch series. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Joey "Spider" Storch hates to be wrong, but his friends are getting tired of hanging out with a know-it-all. Read full book review >