Search Results: "Gregory A. Waller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"That said, it is a useful work that earns a place on the shelf next to Scribner's superb History of the American Cinema series and the pioneering work of film historian Douglas Gomery. (34 b&w photos, not seen)"
Waller (who teaches film and popular culture at the University of Kentucky) uses the movies and their commercial reception in Lexington, Ky., as a lens through which to examine the evolution of the entertainment business in small-city America, and to see how racial divisions affected that development. Read full book review >

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AFTER GREGORY by Austin Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"An intellectual wordsmith's whodunit."
Sometimes indecipherable, often intriguing, this literary and existential mystery-within-a-novel may remind readers of the fiction of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, and other authors who chart the modern American search for identity. Read full book review >

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GREGORY COOL by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Upbeat and authentic. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The widely praised illustrator of Mary Hoffman's award- winning Amazing Grace (1991) and Rita Phillips Mitchell's Hue Boy (1993) depicts an American boy's first visit to his grandparents in Tobago. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR GREGORY by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The paintings are dappled and disarming, but young readers may find the disquieting visual narrative a bewildering and curious counterpoint to the much more mainstream text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Iris can't help but wonder how and when her baby cousin, who is to be named Gregory, will arrive. Read full book review >

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GREGORY PECK by Lynn Haney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A perspective-setting biography: gracious, but pulling no punches. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
The movie actor's career—and careerism—get generous scrutiny from a veteran pop biographer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A worthy read for aviation and military-history buffs."
Pilot, patriot, and popinjay: a thoroughgoing account of Billy Mitchell's now-forgotten fall from grace. Read full book review >

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GREGORY THE SPIDER by Cynthia Dreeman  Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2017

"Whimsy and hidden objects add much to the appeal of this month-by-month journey."
Gregory the Spider invites kids to follow him through the calendar and learn what's special about each month in this children's picture book. Read full book review >

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GREGORY AND THE GRIMBOCKLE by Melanie  Schubert
Released: Nov. 9, 2017

"A beautifully realized daydream; a fun yet thoughtful exploration of the complexities and possibilities hidden beneath surface appearances."
In this debut middle-grade novel, a lonely boy finds friendship and learns about the magic of human connection. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >

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A MAD, WICKED FOLLY by Sharon Biggs Waller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"An enjoyable historical romp. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Vicky Darling is the rebellious, artistically talented daughter of a wealthy plumbing magnate, coming of age in Edwardian England at the height of the women's suffrage movement. Read full book review >

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THE CASEBOOK OF GREGORY HOOD by Anthony Boucher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Rewarding curiosities for period and radio fans."
Fourteen previously unpublished radio plays from the 1940s concocted by actor/scriptwriter Green (1905-54) and Boucher (1911-68), novelist and dean of American mystery reviewers. Read full book review >