Search Results: "Gwen Strauss"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE NIGHT SHIMMY by Gwen Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A subtle and perceptive treatment of a familiar theme, with an unusually harmonious melding of text and art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The gifted author of Trail of Stones (1990), a series of searching psychological portraits in verse of familiar folkloric characters, portrays a painfully shy boy. 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 HIDING GAME by Gwen Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2017

"Gripping and intense. (Picture book. 7-11)"
In 1940 Aube and her parents, a French poet and a painter, were on the run from the Nazis in occupied France, until they were rescued and given temporary refuge in the Villa Air-Bel in Vichy France. Read full book review >

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RICHARD STRAUSS by Matthew Boyden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1999

"Judicious, well-balanced, and thoughtfully argued, though its readability would be enhanced by a little more passion either for or against the unpleasant Herr Strauss. (illustrations, not seen)"
An unflattering portrait of Germany's most popular modern classical composer, mitigated by hearty appreciation for his musical genius. Read full book review >

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RUTH AND THE GREEN BOOK by Calvin Alexander Ramsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"This story touches on a little-known moment in American history with elegance, compassion and humanity. (historical note) (Picture book. 7-12)"
In the early 1950s, newly built interstate highways invited Americans to travel by automobile, but the open road wasn't so open for African-Americans, especially in the South. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"A 'pure-dee' delight for storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tall-tale version of the invention of blue jeans by a New York peddler who came late to the California gold rush but saw a need and filled it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >