Search Results: "Gwen Everett"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN BROWN by Gwen Everett
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1993

It takes searching through three notes—by the chief historian at Harper's Ferry, a curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts (which owns the art), and the editor—plus what seem to be the 1941 paintings' original titles (listed in the back; year given only in jacket copy) to piece together the bases of this powerful presentation. Read full book review >

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L'IL SIS AND UNCLE WILLIE by Gwen Everett
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 24, 1992

"It would have been nice to know more about the sizes of the paintings and the mediums used; still, an excellent introduction to an outstanding artist who deserves wider recognition. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Johnson (1901-70) was a black painter, born in South Carolina and trained in New York, who lived for 12 years in Denmark, married a Danish woman, and (after her death) spent his last 20 years in a mental institution. 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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LOVE SAVES THE DAY by Gwen Cooper
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"The follow-up to an international best-seller starts off well but falls apart under its own best intentions."
The tumultuous life of a cat spans the equally turbulent lives of the mother and daughter who share her always-changing New York City existence. 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 >

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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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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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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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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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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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THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER by Gwen Davis
Released: May 10, 1989

With a nod to Mark Twain, the author of trashy tun (Silk Lady; Ladies in Waiting; The Aristocrats) displays a surprisingly light touch for gentle satire: an unhappy princess changes places with a Welsh miner's cheerful wife. Read full book review >

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RUNNING DOGS by Gwen Moffat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A slow start, but Moffat, better known for her Miss Pink series (Veronica's Sister, 1992, etc.), shows considerable skill at environmental description and gradually draws the reader into the sorry lives of her haves and have-nots."
Tucked into an upper corner of Washington state is the little town of Prosper, where the wealthy live in glass-walled splendor facing the cliffs, the forest, the water-sluiced vegetation, eagles, deer, beavers'and the snarling, ferocious hounds owned by Kent and Misty Hubbell, the trashy element in town. Read full book review >