Search Results: "Gwendolen Gross"


BOOK REVIEW

GWENDOLEN by Diana Souhami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Playing with ideas about creativity, exploring Victorian gender roles and women's rights, Souhami's first novel is a well-crafted, idea-driven curiosity."
Rearranging the characters in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, acclaimed British biographer Souhami (Murder at Wrotham Hill, 2012, etc.) audaciously puts a modern spin on a literary classic.Read full book review >

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WHEN SHE WAS GONE by Gwendolen Gross
Released: March 19, 2013

"Death, life, redemption and music combine in a rewarding novel."
A teenage girl goes missing, and the reader learns the intertwining stories of her family and neighbors. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN SISTER by Gwendolen Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"At its best, the novel delves into the sister relationships, but the triplet hook only goes so far to mitigate the annoying entitlement of the characters and the heavy-handed if familiar plot."
The youngest of triplet sisters asserts her identity in Gross' fourth novel (The Other Mother, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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GETTING OUT by Gwendolen Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2002

"If the fabricated gender-nonspecific machismo of TV's Survivor bores the hell out of you, try this out. It's a charmer."
Even committed couch potatoes should enjoy the graceful blending of outdoor adventuring and wry immersion in family dynamics that distinguishes this engaging second novel by Gross (Field Guide , 2001). Read full book review >

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FIELD GUIDE by Gwendolen Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2001

"Stunning. A remarkable debut."
In precise and lyrical prose, newcomer Gross spins this gorgeously melancholic tale of two scientists from opposite ends of the globe whose paths eventually cross. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER MOTHER by Gwendolen Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Gross gets many emotional details about marriage and the intensity of mother-love right, but she milks her trendy issues to didactic death."
Gross (Getting Out, 2002, etc.) pits working mother versus stay-at-home mother in yet another fiction about women's ambivalent struggle to combine work and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Szpirglas, who describes himself as 'Just a guy who happens to think weird animals and gross facts are cool,' lists 38 researchers and experts consulted in an impressive concluding page of 'Amazingly Awesome Acknowledgments.' (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Face it, Szpirglas tells us, the world we live in is definitely gross—and we're pretty yucky, too. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Scholars of Stuart England will find much here that's intellectually provocative, especially in the realm where law and social history meet, but the general reader will want a bit more human drama mixed in with the intellectual abstractions. (15 photos, not seen)"
A mildly interesting analysis of the 1631 trial of the infamous earl of Castlehaven, who was beheaded for sodomy and rape. Read full book review >

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I SEE, YOU SEE: DAY by Sandra Gross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"For a baby's first foray into books, there are far better high-contrast titles than this offering, such as Phyllis Limbacher Tildes' Baby Animals Spots & Stripes (2015) and Baby Animals Day & Night (2016). (Board book. 0-2)"
In this wordless board book, babies can explore everyday objects and scenes rendered in high-contrast black-and-white art. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"An upbeat account full of useful information."
Yahoo! Finance columnist and editor Gross (Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation, 2009, etc.) confidently asserts that America is not in a terminal decline. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A juicy, breezily told social history of La La Land, deal by deal."
Location, location, location. Gross (Rogues' Gallery: The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money that Made the Metropolitan Museum, 2009, etc.) presents a history of Los Angeles land development that is rich in incident and full of thwarted ambition, visionary zeal and conspicuous consumption. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2011

"A thought-provoking resource for end-of-life care."
A New York Times reporter helps readers face a final, difficult journey. Read full book review >