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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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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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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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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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 >

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 >

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CURZON by David Gilmour
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Gilmour charts Curzon's life through success and failure, turning in a well-formed view of the late imperial era in the bargain. An outstanding biography of an important historical figure."
A magisterial life of the renowned British politician and empire-builder. Read full book review >

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THE FILM CLUB by David Gilmour
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"Perfectly balanced recollections, brimming with pathos leavened by sardonic humor."
Moviegoing brings a father and son closer together in this dynamic memoir by Canadian novelist Gilmour (Sparrow Nights, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A fascinating chronicle: Gilmour writes with the assurance of a seasoned scholar and the ease of a born storyteller."
The first official biography of Giuseppe Tomasi, prince of Lampedusa and author of The Leopard, recounted by British journalist (and family friend) Gilmour with an elegance and precision worthy of his subject. Read full book review >