Search Results: "H.B. Gilmour"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1992

"A lively and engaging string of benign adventures, then, with none of the harsh bite of violent reality."
A good-time memoir of life on the fringes of the New York mob, by the widow of a crony of Meyer Lansky's. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE DOG SAID by Randi Reisfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"This dog tale will, nonetheless, appeal to animal lovers, who may 'hear' their pets' voices just as clearly. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A talking service-dog-in-training may relieve 13-year-old Grace's crushing grief after her father's death. Read full book review >

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WINNIE MAE by H.B. Lewis
by H.B. Lewis, illustrated by H.B. Lewis
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The book may captivate older boys with dreams of flying, if they can be book-talked past the picture-book format. (Picture book. 8-11)"
A beautiful but over-designed book—it has a small, thin typeface that is difficult to read—about a boy and his model planes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"A wise and humane book that illuminates the modern Brazilian immigrant experience with vigor and clarity."
A Brazilian-born scholar's study of Brazilian immigration to America through the lens of his experiences on the way to becoming a naturalized American citizen. Read full book review >

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THE IRREGULAR by H.B. Lyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Sherlock Holmes' delayed first appearance here is shrewdly calculated. Though Lyle's debut novel is certainly an homage, it's not a flat-footed imitation but a crisp, stylish spinoff."
When Britain wants to inaugurate a secret service, who better to assist than the greatest detective in history? Read full book review >

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SPARROW NIGHTS by David Gilmour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Pointless, aimless, joyless, fruitless, and flavorless."
A strange and lugubrious fifth novel by the Canadian Gilmour (How Boys See Girls, 1991, etc.), who offers an excruciating insight into the tormented psyche of a lonely older man. Read full book review >

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Slave Queen by H.B. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A satisfying historical thriller."
Omar Zagouri must delve into a mystery dating back to the 16th century when he's targeted by murderous conspirators in Moore's (Exodus, 2016, etc.) sequel.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A solid complement to Niall Ferguson's Empire (2003), Charles Allen's Soldier Sahibs (2001) and other recent work on British India."
Wide-ranging study of the handful of British civil servants who ruled the 300 million people of 19th-century South Asia, and who left "their impress as Rome did hers on Western Europe." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Perhaps for professors and Byronophiles—otherwise, one to skip. (Illustrations)"
Ending this dual biography four years before the two great Romantic poets met—and then only briefly—British politician/author Gilmour (Riots, Risings, and Revolution, not reviewed) gives a well-meaning but unenlightening view of their youth. Read full book review >

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HOW BOYS SEE GIRLS by David Gilmour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"A darkly comic novel by a deft writer likely to do even better when he gives himself more elbowroom."
Sexual obsession for a younger woman narrated by a heavy- drinking, pill-popping, middle-aged Toronto speechwriter in a laconic, often funny, take-me-as-I-am-style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Provocative, if at times somewhat speciously argued."
British historian Gilmour (The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj, 2006, etc.) declares there's no such thing as Italy. Read full book review >