Search Results: "Gwen Blakley Kinsler"


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KIDS CAN DO IT: CROCHETING by Gwen Blakley Kinsler
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A good introduction to the craft. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Another easy-to-follow instructional book in the Kids Can Do It series. Read full book review >

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GWEN by Carolyn Pogue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Sprinkled with bits of poetry and song, this page-turner offers readers nary a dull moment. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
This rich historical novel presents readers with a plucky heroine who has the heart of a poet. Read full book review >

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GWEN JOHN by Sue Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An impressive portrait of a 'busy, daring, and eventful life,' profoundly independent and intellectual, though also melancholic."
British novelist and poet Roe (The Spitfire Factory, not reviewed, etc.) pens a well-tempered, bracing biography of the painter too often trivialized as Augustus John's sister or Auguste Rodin's lover. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT GWEN STACY DIED by Sarah Bruni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Bruni writes dark passages and playful moments with equal aplomb. The world is her oyster."
Spider-Man lore is one layer of this superbly suspenseful first novel about two loners, improbable lawbreakers, on a mission to Chicago. Read full book review >

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THE JOY OF EATING by Gwen Irwin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2016

"A realistic, motivating conversation about weight loss for those who have tried everything else and failed."
Part memoir and part pep talk, this debut book urges dieters to stop counting fat grams and learn to enjoy food. Read full book review >

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COLD SUMMER by Gwen Cole
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"This emotional journey for a time-traveling guy and his now-girl-next-door is better suited to romance readers than science-fiction aficionados. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
There's no time like the present in this time-travel romance. Read full book review >

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DAKOTA by Gwen Florio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2014

"In Florio's capable hands, Lola Wicks is going to be around for a long, long time."
Florio's second novel mines familiar ground with another look at American Indian culture along the frozen U.S.-Canadian border territory, with a compelling mystery folded in to add spice to the mix. Read full book review >

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ARISE SIR DAVID BECKHAM by Gwen Russell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Fawning biography of a not particularly complicated celebrity, containing few surprises and little insight."
Celebrity biographer Russell (Arise Sir Tom Jones, 2007, etc.) chooses as her latest subject the phenomenally popular soccer star. Read full book review >

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WAR STORY by Gwen Edelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2001

"Joseph's story should move, but, unfortunately, the man himself seems less a victim than an unregenerate perennial bad boy."
A woman recalls her love for an aging author and WWII survivor, in a luminously written if unaffecting debut novel. Read full book review >

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JADE by Gwen Davis
Released: May 14, 1991

"Davis hasn't managed to infuse her no-show plot with sense or suspense or to create characters worth caring for; in fact, the only thing there's no dearth of here is soft-core porn."
Herein, an effort by Davis (The Princess and the Pauper, Silk Lady, etc.) to meld the crime and glitz fiction genres, using as glue a Kama Sutra of kinky sex, a sampan full of off- kilter characters, and an exotic backdrop—Hong Kong, ``a city on the edge, emotionally and geographically,'' approaching its l997 unification with mainland China. Read full book review >

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MONTANA by Gwen Florio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A promising debut."
Journalist Florio's story about a friend's murder arrives crammed with atmosphere and intriguing characters. Read full book review >

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All Means All, If You Believe by Gwen Sutton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Readers of faith may revel in these characters, their mistakes and their triumphs, but others might be turned off by the heavy-handed plot."
Strong Christian faith rescues friends and family from an onslaught of personal tragedies. Read full book review >