Search Results: "Isabel Gillies"


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STARRY NIGHT by Isabel Gillies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An imperfect but authentic look at teen love and betrayal that will entertain and touch readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An actor and memoirist's debut novel for teens explores the exhilaration—and heartbreak—of passionate first love. Read full book review >

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HAPPENS EVERY DAY by Isabel Gillies
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"Untidy but readable—a made-for-TV movie ready for casting."
The author's debut memoir chronicles how her storybook marriage went belly up. Read full book review >

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A YEAR AND SIX SECONDS by Isabel Gillies
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"The writing is uneven, and the author strains for material in the final chapters, but there's plenty of love, humor and hope to spare."
Part two of Gillies' (Happens Every Day, 2009) chatty, bittersweet chronicle of loss and renewal. Read full book review >

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THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF NINA FINDLAY by Andrea Gillies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"In this middle-aged love triangle, the points take a while to connect."
Through the lens of a failed marriage and a lost love, a flawed but appealing woman recovers her health while dissecting her complicated relationships. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"An unvarnished cautionary tale, demonstrating that anyone who assumes caregiving responsibilities blindly or out of guilt is hopping on a greased chute to self-destruction."
In her debut, journalist Gillies strikingly chronicles her slow disintegration as she struggled to nurse a mother-in-law stricken with Alzheimer's disease. Read full book review >

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Interrupted Summer by Eric Gillies Bernardez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"Delivers a clear environmental message but is first and foremost a solid suspense novel."
Bernardez's debut thriller follows a teen tracking giant monkey-eating eagles in the Philippines who must brave the elements when stranded in the mountains. Read full book review >

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URBAN ANIMALS by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Photographer Hill takes readers on an engaging tour of New York City's architectural animals, from a handsome snake twining around some brickwork on the side of a building to an alligator beginning a climb up a small skyscraper. Read full book review >

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COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >

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WINTER JOURNEY by Isabel Colegate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Colegate's first to be published here in almost a decade (The Summer of the Royal Visit, 1992, etc.): sharp-eyed yet warm-hearted, unfailingly witty, impeccably written."
A small, quite wonderful story about manners and morals and the different kinds of love: Colgate's best since The Shooting Party (1981). Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF THE ROYAL VISIT by Isabel Colegate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1992

"Disappointing, then, despite so much that's good."
Intentionally like a Victorian melodrama, Colegate's latest (Deceits of Time, 1988, etc.) has mysterious characters, hints of wrongdoing in high places, and a hero and heroine who virtuously resist temptation, though not without some regrets. Read full book review >

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"A deeply pensive, poetic book, propelled by ideas more than plot, that's somewhat hampered by an awkward translation."
A woman remembers her dead lover and explores philosophical topics in 20th-century Argentina in this debut novella. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF EXILE by Isabel Glass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"No great claim to originality, but an ingeniously plotted, tellingly detailed, and pleasingly peopled fantasy debut."
Angarred, daughter of Lord Challo Hashan, grows up knowing nothing of the circumstances surrounding her father's disgrace and banishment from court. Read full book review >