Search Results: "Gwen Strauss"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >