Search Results: "Gwen Millward"


BOOK REVIEW

STORIES FROM BUG GARDEN by Lisa Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Whimsical and delightful, a celebration of imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An abandoned garden is the setting for joyful play by an array of small creatures. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHAT I FOUND IN DRAGON WOOD by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A big die-cut hole through the front cover kicks this import's appeal up even further. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a bit of role reversal, a young dragon happens upon a small "Benjamin" in the woods and brings him home to show the parents. Read full book review >

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THE BOG BABY by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Narrated in the personable voice of one of the sisters all grown up, this happy-ending story asks readers to consider not only the importance of leaving wild things wild but the possibility of magic. (Bog Baby field note form) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anyone who has ever tried to re-create a tide pool in a jar or displaced a wild thing only to watch it wither will understand the heartbreak of two sisters and their beloved Bog Baby in this whimsical British import. 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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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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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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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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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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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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TIME AND CHANCE by Gwen Davenport
Released: Sept. 21, 1993

"Despite shameless use of coincidence, and not particularly endearing people: an entertaining and engrossing period tale in which all goes wrong and finally all goes right."
An inviting dilemma-popping tale detailing the considerable time-after-time misfortunes of a Victorian family from the 1830's on—and the cheerfully impossible chances that bring resolutions— by the author of several novels published in the 1950's and 60's (including the movie-and-TV-sitcom-bound Belvedere). Read full book review >

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LIPSHTICK by Gwen Macsai
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An irresistible invitation from the Nineties successor to Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. (Cosmopolitan Book Club; author tour)"
A candid, often clich‚d, but always comic frolic revealing the inner life of girls, dates, brides, wives and mothers. Read full book review >