Search Results: "Gwendolen Gross"


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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 >

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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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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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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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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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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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SAME BED, DIFFERENT DREAMS by Hugh Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1991

"Strong passages and emotional resonance indicate quality craftsmanship, but ultimately this is a jumble of good impressions rather than a coherent story."
Utilizing Gross's firsthand knowledge of the country and its way of life, but curiously detached and disjointed, this first novel offers a view of modern Japan in crisis, focusing on the decay of a middle-class Japanese family in which the parents are placed at cross purposes by social conventions and personal needs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2014

"An incisive but somewhat tedious report of New York's 'new money.'"
Travel + Leisure contributing editor Gross' (Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles, 2011, etc.) latest chronicle of the .01 percent shifts to the other side of Central Park. Read full book review >

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FOCUS by Michael Gross
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Not a pretty picture of sex, drugs, beautiful women, and raw ambition."
The reality of fashion photography "can be murky, often decadent, and sometimes downright ugly." Read full book review >

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A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM by Ken Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

Queens Borough President John Fasio is finally taking the cue from his manipulative assistant Murray Gerber and allowing himself to stand for the New York mayor's job when the current mayor resigns to run for governor. Read full book review >

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Released: May 12, 2009

"A deft rendering of the down-and-dirty politics of the art world."
A behind-the-scenes history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 22, 2014

"A tightly wound, realistic thriller."
Best-selling author Gross' (No Way Back, 2013, etc.) latest is a hard-driving caper that chronicles the trials of a suburban divorcée seduced by temptation. Read full book review >