Search Results: "Gregory White Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1995

"A riveting though slightly simplistic story of crime and punishment, mental illness, and mother love. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The Pulitzer Prizewinning team of Naifeh and Smith (Jackson Pollock, 1990, etc.) collaborate on this haunting, compulsively readable account of how a ``typical'' middle-class family produced a serial rapist and murderer. Read full book review >

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MAKING MIRACLES HAPPEN by Gregory White Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 1997

What might have been simply another personal account of surviving cancer is in fact an empowering document for anyone with a life-threatening illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN GOGH by Steven Naifeh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite its exhaustive length, the book is brilliantly written and engaging, presenting a three-dimensional and larger-than-life portrait of the artist."
A gripping and almost certainly definitive account of the all-too-short life of a great artist who believed he was doomed to oblivion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Fine writing, Kodachrome vision, and superintense drama: a real plum for true-crime fans. (Eight pages of b&w photographs- -not seen)"
Sweeping murder-and-megabucks true-life gothic, Texas-style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 1996

"A deft, amusing look at history, life, and people in a small southern town, as well as at a large-scale adventure in renovation. (18 b&w line drawings)"
For sale: century-old Joye Cottage, 60 rooms, including 12 baths, billiard room, ballroom, 100-foot veranda; needs work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"As a comic character study of weak John Venner, it's a delight to the end."
Fast-paced morality tale by the author of The Devil in the Dooryard (1986). Read full book review >

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A LION AMONG MEN by Gregory Maguire
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Maguire's inspired world-building strides from strength to strength."
The further adventures of L. Frank Baum's beloved characters are more fatefully connected with the political history of Oz in this third installment of Maguire's justly praised revisionist series. Read full book review >

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THE MADONNA OF LAS VEGAS by Gregory Blake Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"The author provides first a tragic and then a happy ending, relying in both cases on the readers' emotions to give the dénouement a weight his highly artificial text has not earned."
An arch metaphysical mystery from Smith (The Divine Comedy of John Venner, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC WHITE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Despite lovely art, a stereotypically generic and romanticized portrayal of indigenous people. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Arctic winter is white and gray until something special happens. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

GIANT DINOSAURS OF THE JURASSIC by Gregory Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Readers who just can't get enough on the topic will snap this up, but it's one of the banquet's blander courses. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author/illustrator of Feathered Dinosaurs of China (p. 43) looks closer to home, taking young dinophiles back 150 million years and focusing on species discovered in the Rocky Mountains' Morrison Formation. Read full book review >

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DEERE IS RIGHT HERE!  by Gregory Gebhart
Released: March 3, 2017

"A well-designed and likable addition to the hefty field of picture books for young fans of useful heavy machinery and trucks."
John Deere tractors show their multipurpose usefulness in this continuation of a picture-book series for young children. Read full book review >