Search Results: "Gordon Dahlquist"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS BOOKS OF THE DREAM EATERS by Gordon Dahlquist
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Way, way over the top."
A bloated, wildly fanciful Edgar Allan Poe-esque tale, seemingly set in Victorian London, follows a jilted young woman's plucky resolve to get to the bottom of her fiancé's mysterious disappearance. Read full book review >

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THE DIFFERENT GIRL by Gordon Dahlquist
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Most intriguing. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Four nearly identical girls living with their teachers on a tropical island have difficulty getting along with a new girl who seems different from them in this unusual and enigmatic science-fiction outing. Read full book review >

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THE DARK VOLUME by Gordon Dahlquist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 31, 2009

"Complex and enjoyable—recommended to those who've read The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters."
Dahlquist (The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, 2007) continues his genre-busting in this adventure sequel set in an alternate Victorian era. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The research seems sound enough, but one-dimensional characters and consistently clumsy prose doom this first of a series. There may be a story worth telling here, but the grandson of Sinclair Lewis hasn't found it yet."
Chunky, clunky debut novel about a one-time slave who fights Confederates, injustice, ignorance, racism, Native Americans, whatever—all superheroically. Read full book review >

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GORDON PARKS by Ann Parr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A substandard, message-driven production, of limited value to libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Based on an interview with Parks, now in his 90s, and built on his mother's childhood challenge, "What a white boy can do, you can too—and no excuses," Parr's profile briefly traces the photographer/writer/filmmaker's career from early struggles in Minnesota to his memoir for adults, Hungry Heart (2005). Read full book review >

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GORDON PARKS by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Parks' photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America; this book gives him to young readers. (afterword, author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
He aimed his camera lens at fashion models and at struggling African-American workers. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE GORDON by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Always a pleasure to read for his well-drawn characters, quiet insight and dialogue that crackles with wit, Morton here raises his own bar in all three areas. He also joins a sadly small club of male writers who have created memorable heroines."
Unexpected celebrity and long-absent family members distract a heroically cantankerous 1960s-era activist in the summer of 2009 as she reluctantly confronts the challenges of age. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"A snappy, concise collection of satisfying, easy-to-prepare recipes for harried home cooks, locavores and everyday foodies."
Balanced, healthy recipes, without the fuss, from celebrity chef Ramsay (Gordon Ramsay's World Kitchen, 2010 etc.). Read full book review >

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GORDON AND TAPIR by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Dispiriting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gordon and Tapir discover that friendship isn't enough to find common ground. Read full book review >

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GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

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THE STORIES OF MARY GORDON by Mary Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A welcome reminder of this still-evolving writer's steadfast mindfulness and clarity of vision."
Often concerned with themes of Catholic faith in both nonfiction (Joan of Arc, 2000) and fiction (Pearl, 2005), the versatile Gordon demonstrates her stylistic staying power in 41 stories written over several decades. Read full book review >