Search Results: "Glen David Gold"


BOOK REVIEW

SUNNYSIDE by Glen David Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2009

"Historical but not didactic, in the manner of the master of the genre, E.L. Doctorow, and more completely realized than Gold's debut."
A big, splashy novel about a little, splashy subject: Charlie Chaplin, the original movie star. Read full book review >

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CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL by Glen David Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A wildly ambitious performance from a first-novelist who has all the tricks in his bag—but just doesn't know how to use them yet."
Debut historical, based on the real life of magician Charles Carter, that manages to get several balls in the air at once, only to let them drop along the way. Read full book review >

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GLEN EDWARDS by Daniel Ford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Edwards's own words are skillfully interwoven with Ford's, offering a richly detailed account of postwar aviation—and the infant years of the military-industrial complex. (photos, not seen)"
The fascinating diary of the WWII bomber and postwar test pilot (after whom Edwards Air Force Base was named) placed into context by Ford, a contributing editor at Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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SNOOKER GLEN by D.F. Whipple
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"Tension is high as community and corporate power go toe-to-toe in this rural narrative."
Corporate powers take on the gritty and inimitable coal miners of Snooker Glen, Ky., during the strike of 1972. Read full book review >

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GOLD by Geraldine Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"The twins' quick-paced, action-packed journey will sweep readers right along with them. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
Twin boys, Starn and Esper, live in Orchard Territory, a grim place where most animals, insects, and plants have died, suffocated under ash from a catastrophic series of volcanic eruptions. Read full book review >

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GOLD by Milton Meltzer
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Dec. 30, 1993

"A bit idiosyncratic in its inclusions, but informed, as usual, by Meltzer's strong social conscience and respect for truth, justice, and the facts. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Meltzer sums up the range and theme of his interesting history in a 14-karat subtitle: The True Story of Why People Search for It, Mine It, Trade It, Steal It, Mint It, Hoard It, Shape It, Wear It, Fight and Kill for It—not quite a 24-karat description, since what Meltzer presents in detail is not "Why" but how people have found, used, and misused gold. Read full book review >

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GOLD  by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"Light on worldbuilding but full of steamy romance. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
After the climactic battles that ended Silver (2012), teen bandia Brianna Paxton heads to rural Ireland but finds she can escape neither her destiny nor her many pursuers. Read full book review >

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GOLD by Chris Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2012

"In weaker hands this would seem a bit contrived, but Cleave knows how to captivate with rich characters and nimble plotting."
After the enormous popular success of his second novel (Little Bee, 2009, etc.), British author Cleave turns to the world of Olympic speed cyclists to explore the shifting sands of ambition, loyalty and love. Read full book review >

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GOLD by Dan Rhodes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Miyuki emerges as a sympathetic character, and what she finds when she returns to Grindl after cutting her holiday short is deftly handled—but don't blink or you'll miss it. It's something that could be said of the whole book."
Dubbed one of Granta's "Best Young British Novelists," Gold (Don't Tell Me About Love, 2006, etc.) returns with another fey tale of a misfit's sojourn in a strange land. Read full book review >

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LADY OF THE GLEN by Jennifer Roberson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"With original documents and responsible research, well worth a Highland journey."
The author of several robust historicals (Lady of the Forest, 1992, etc.) presents a stirring if ultimately doleful drama concerned with the 1692 massacre of the Highland MacDonald clan—a slaughter that took place during the campaign by King William III of England to subdue the fierce chiefs of Scotland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Fool's gold would be too generous a description."
An uneven study of the California Gold Rush. Read full book review >