Search Results: "Gwyneth Paltrow"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"An intelligent mix of research and pop culture, Caulfield's analysis of celebrity trends gets to the heart of America's obsession with the fame monster."
Caulfield (Health Law and Policy/Univ. of Alberta; The Cure for Everything: Untangling Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness, and Happiness, 2012) dispels the myths of celebrity-endorsed products and the cult of fame that they sell.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2011

"A solid collection of recipes and a reminder that a meal is only as good as the people with whom it's shared."
Oscar-winning actress Paltrow steps off the screen and into the kitchen to pay homage to her father. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, GWYNETH & ME by Rachel Bertsche
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A gratuitous work of celebrity worship."
One writer's attempt to "celebrify" her life by following the examples of today's leading ladies in pop culture. Read full book review >

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THE MUM HUNT by Gwyneth Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"Moderately intriguing, yet ultimately unconvincing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A presumptuous, hip, young French au pair caring for motherless Esmie, 11, and Matt, 15, decides to orchestrate a match-making campaign by encouraging the children to place an ad in the newspaper personals column. Read full book review >

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TWO IN A BOAT by Gwyneth Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2006

"For good reason, the couple never made it across the Atlantic, but their marriage survived some serious weather.."
The National Poet of Wales, well again after drink and depression, takes a voyage of personal discovery. It isn't quite as idyllic as the familiar journey of the Owl and the Pussycat. Read full book review >

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WHITE QUEEN by Gwyneth Jones
Released: June 1, 1993

"A mixed outcome, then: deep and dense, rich and rewarding, frequently demanding and difficult."
From Jones (Divine Endurance, 1987): a multilayered account of an insidious invasion. Read full book review >

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Last Step by Gwyneth Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2014

"Despite some spotty plot twists and a forced ending, Sara's adventures abroad prove an enjoyable read."
An international murder mystery shakes the life of a grandmother-turned-amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

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NORTH WIND by Gwyneth Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"As with Mary Gentle, whom Jones resembles in style and approach, what's needed is a lighter touch, with more suggesting and less head-thumping."
Sequel to Jones's impressive aliens-among-us yarn, White Queen (1993), winner of the James Tiptree, Jr., Award. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX CAFÉ by Gwyneth Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Wonderful aliens, unpleasant gender conflicts, heavy-handed metaphors, imperceptible plot: It all adds up to a churning, unsatisfying, rather unwieldy wrapup."
Third volume of the trilogy (White Queen, 1993; North Wind, 1996) about the exploitation of Earth by baboon-like, hermaphrodite, serially immortal aliens. Read full book review >

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FLOWERDUST by Gwyneth Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"Discomfiting, like its predecessor, and imaginatively bold— but badly in need of some new plot ideas."
A companion volume, rather than a sequel, to Divine Endurance (1987), set in a far-future Southeast Asian peninsula ruled by the Koperaci—troops recruited by the decadent and highly secretive Rulers who live offshore. Read full book review >

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LAZY OZZIE by Michael Coleman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Skillful watercolor and ink illustrations add bounce, but never get in the way of the story. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cumulative tale with a manipulative youngster as its hero. Read full book review >