Search Results: "Gloria Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

GLORIA by Keith Maillard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A meticulously observed, immensely satisfying finale."
The West Virginia-born Maillard (now a resident of Vancouver) wraps up a trilogy (Light in the Company of Women, 1994; Hazard Zones, 1996) with the kind of big, stubbornly old-fashioned narrative that was a publisher's bread-and-butter in the 1940s and '50s. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Kerry Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"Not quite a love story and not quite a feminist bouquet, but a well-seasoned hybrid."
The hoodlum and the whore: Those labels are accurate but inadequate for the title characters of Young's debut Pao (2011) and this lively companion piece; both are set in mid-20th-century Jamaica. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Mark Coovelis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Spare and febrile, this canny debut can't resist the lure of the middlebrow clichÇs it eventually skewers."
Egged on by an ambitious journalist, a grieving brother searches for the truth about his late sister—a murder victim and perhaps a murderer too. Read full book review >

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MOURNING GLORIA by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2011

"China (Holly Blues, 2010, etc.) continues to provide good value, with solid mysteries, fascinating herbal lore and appended recipes."
A disturbing experience involves Texas ex-lawyer, herbalist, business owner and amateur sleuth China Bayles in yet another murder case. Read full book review >

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GLORIA JEAN by Scott and Jan MacGillivray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A must read for film buffs, and will hopefully stimulate further discussion of Gloria Jean's work."
The first full-length biography of a gifted film and singing star of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"But Davies's many fans will find themselves well sated by the portraiture, the detail, and the richness shared here. (32 pages b&w photos)"
An amiable, discursive ramble through the several lives of Canada's octogenarian novelist. ``Sometimes I quake and grow pale, for it looks as if the Twilight Years, when I ought to be growing roses and sucking my dentures in peace, are going to be passed in back-breaking toil,'' once quipped the then 64-year-old author. Read full book review >

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GLORIA ESTEFAN by Rebecca Stefoff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 14, 1991

"Discography; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 12+)"
In the ``Hispanics of Achievement'' series, a biography of the popular Cuban-American singer. Read full book review >

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LU XUN'S REVOLUTION by Gloria Davies
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2013

"A rich, scholarly work that will attract more academic than general readers."
A critical analysis of the political and polemical essays of Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881-1936), whose literary stature remains Olympian. Read full book review >

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GLORIA SWANSON by Stephen Michael Shearer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"An uneven, rushed-through life with occasional high notes."
A biography of Gloria Swanson (1899-1983), who was difficult, vain, arrogant and self-deluded, as well as shrewd, stylish and magnetic. She was, by her own account, "every inch and every moment a star." Read full book review >

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GLORIA STUART by Gloria Stuart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Those who pick up this book will likely ask themselves a similar question. (Author tour)"
The elderly star of Titanic tells all—and then some. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Some of the more touching stories of the formative years have been revealed in Steinem's own books but are told here with a perspective that glorifies a heroine for the '90s, kohl eyeliner and all. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
Feminist icon, goddess, social climber, bunny—who is Gloria Steinem? Read full book review >

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GRUMPY GLORIA by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Bound to be a read-aloud favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A disgruntled bulldog provides fodder for a seriously funny tale from Dewdney. Read full book review >