Search Results: "Ginger Strand"


BOOK REVIEW

GINGER by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Assisted by Ginger's attractively gentle voice, pet lovers may be willing to overlook the sometimes heavy-handed narrative. (history of golden retriever breed, information on puppy mills, rescue groups, animal shelters, and how to choose a dog.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ginger, a golden retriever, is the product of a brutal puppy mill, inauspicious beginnings that don't improve much. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT by Ginger Strand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"That closing section suggests real potential in an otherwise unremarkable first novel."
Turbulence roils three relationships in a family as its members gather for a Midwestern wedding. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is a simple tale, paced to perfection, while its parallels to the arrival of a new baby in a household give it a practical dimension. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flawless tale of two cats, well-suited to story hours, to be read and reread. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Ginger Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"High point: the Oscar for Kitty Foyle. (Black-and-white photographs—not seen.)"
Serviceable autobiography of the dancer-comedienne-leading lady, now 80. Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERS VONNEGUT by Ginger Strand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"An engaging yet disquieting portrait of postwar America through the eyes of a pair of brothers who accomplished great things in different fields."
In this meticulously researched dual biography of scientist Bernard Vonnegut (1914-1997) and his brother, fiction writer Kurt (1922-2007), Orion contributing editor Strand (Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate, 2012, etc.) focuses on the late 1940s to the early 1950s, when the brothers both worked at General Electric.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2012

"An interesting detour into a true-crime niche."
Strand (Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies, 2008, etc.) explores the connection between America's sprawling highway system and the pathology of the murderers who have made them a killing ground. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Excessive detail sometimes makes this a heavy slog, but Strand's ability to ferret out Niagara's many different symbolic connotations provides fresh vantage points on an icon 'so familiar, it's almost hard to see.'"
A dive into the untold history of Niagara Falls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD GINGER by Anchee Min
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2002

"Fascinating, moving, and marvelously strange: second-novelist Min (Becoming Madame Mao, 2000; a memoir, Red Azalea, 1994) opens the door to a world that is at once terrible and compelling."
A striking story of love and betrayal re-creates the terror and animosities that informed the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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GINGER BEAR by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Life's not simple for a cookie, but Ginger Bear, unlike his folkloric predecessor, manages quite nicely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This sweet little offering blends "The Gingerbread Man" with Where the Wild Things Are to delicious effect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELVIS AND GINGER by Ginger Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rosy aura glows throughout this misty memoir of love and loss."
The King's final fiancee breaks her long silence. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD STRAND by Chris Ould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"In this first of a planned trilogy, Ould introduces a complicated if perhaps excessively prickly hero whose faults are mostly redeemed by the locked-room allure of the locale."
Returning to the Faroe Islands of his birth, a British police detective seeks to unravel his complicated family history and becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. Read full book review >