Search Results: "Harvey N. Gillis"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2014

"A compelling, if at times digressive, business autobiography and strategy guide."
A seasoned corporate executive shares his story to showcase key principles of business success. Read full book review >

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DEATH BENEFITS by Sarah N. Harvey
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Sophisticated readers and fans of Joan Bauer's Rules of the Road (1998) or Louis Sachar's The Cardturner (2010) will enjoy the grandfather-grandson banter and tenderness. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
In this character-driven intergenerational story, Royce Peterson and his single mother have recently moved from Nova Scotia to British Columbia to help care for Arthur, Royce's 95-year-old grandfather and one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE WORDS by Sarah N. Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"While strangely tone deaf to adoption and transracial family issues, Harvey portrays parental mental illness and the long-term effects of childhood trauma with compassionate insight. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Sid, 16, is an odd, orderly soul. He wears black T-shirts and jeans exclusively, sketches obsessively, hangs out with his best friend, Chloe, and helps out with Caleb and Megan's other foster kids on their peaceful British Columbia island. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE BEACH by Sarah N. Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"This fast-paced adventure misses the mark with a bland narrative and equally bland characters. (Adventure. 12-16)"
What is supposed to be an intervention program for troubled teens goes awry. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT LEVEL by Sarah N. Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Plenty of drama and a laundry list of catchy, contemporary issues make this an eventful, intriguing read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sperm-donor half siblings, friends with gay parents, and stay-at-home dads who run away with other men or with younger women, or dads who reside in prison for vehicular manslaughter—Harvey weaves far-ranging family and gender strands together. Read full book review >

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BUTTONS & ZIPPERS by Franklin H. Perez
Released: April 20, 2017

"This lively tale about a quirky race should entertain children, particularly those who are just learning to read."
In this debut picture book, Pérez shares his vision of the age-old lesson that there is more to life than competing with others. Read full book review >

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PUPPIES ON BOARD by Sarah N. Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Still, puppy-crazy kids may find this appealing, if all the other puppy stories are checked out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bevy of literarily named puppies threatens to overwhelm Mollie's houseboat, until she figures out a solution that spreads the wealth around. Read full book review >

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THE CAPTAIN MYTH by Richard Gillis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Published to coincide with this year's competition, viewers/critics will be quick to place blame (yet again) on the losing captain."
How important is a Ryder Cup captain? Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 30, 2012

"Not for everyone, but readers who appreciate the author's particular sensibilities will find plenty to enjoy."
This short novelty book features a collection of amusing one-liners about age and aging. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF NOTHING by Steven Gillis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2005

"Meandering and sophomoric."
A tedious second outing from Gillis (Walter Falls, 2003), who drags us along to North Africa with two young American slackers, each of them running away from something. Read full book review >

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BENCHERE IN WONDERLAND by Steven Gillis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"At times there are simply too many ideas here for a short novel to juggle. Despite some touching passages, Gillis seems uncertain where to take his story and winds up trying with limited success to take it everywhere at once."
A visionary artist battles human, natural, and political elements in this offbeat novel. Read full book review >