Search Results: "James Galvin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MEADOW by James Galvin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1992

"Close-ups of seldom-seen bedrock people of the American West, adroitly drawn and deeply felt."
A passionate hundred-year history of a small mountain ranch on the Colorado-Wyoming border. Read full book review >

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FENCING THE SKY by James Galvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 1999

"Part celebration and part angry lament, Fencing the Sky is a memorable debut, the most ambitious and original novel about the modern West to have appeared in some time."
A first novel from poet/nonfiction writer Galvin (The Meadow, 1992, etc.) about the ongoing destruction of western rangelands and the decline of the old, land-centered way of life. Read full book review >

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MERCY by Ebb Galvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"An accessible, persuasive medical memoir."
An intelligent, meticulously researched history of a controversial cancer treatment called "heated chemo." Read full book review >

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HOTEL MALABAR by Brendan Galvin
Released: March 6, 1998

"A first-rate yarn that insists on its status as poetry."
The only indication that this fine short story is a narrative poem is its arrangement into segments on the page, and an occasional —poetic— flourish—a zingy phrase or an added-on image. Read full book review >

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REBELS OF THE LAMP by Michael M.B. Galvin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Mythology, magick, and mayhem—but mostly, mayhem. (Adventure. 9-12)"
New authors Galvin and Speakman present 12-year-old Californian Parker Quarry in stock but action-packed, third-person chapters alternating with the ancient journals of Vesiroth (circa 1,200-900 B.C.). Read full book review >

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DANDELION by Galvin Scott  Davis
by Galvin Scott Davis, illustrated by Anthony Ishinjerro, developed by Protein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"The visuals may be more than enough for some, but as a story for the bullied, it fails to adequately stand up for itself. (iPad storybook app. 5-12)"
A visually striking container for an extended metaphor about bullying, this overbuilt app gets too caught up in its own design to allow the story to breathe and enchant. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Much of the book's Pollyannaish sensibility and `Golden Rule` condescension is outweighed by sensible ethics and useful coping strategies. (seven b&w photos)"
A conscience-raising guide to bringing up children. Read full book review >

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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT
by Julie Danielson

To say that Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James knocked their first picture book out of the ballpark would be an understatement about a book with very little that is understated about it. In the short time it’s been on shelves, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut has garnered a host of starred reviews and much-deserved praise.

This rhythmic ...


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AWESOME OCTOBER
by Bobbi Dumas

Oh wow, too many great titles out this month!

I’m almost finished with Sherry Thomas’ second Charlotte Holmes/Sherlock Holmes book,  A Conspiracy in Belgravia and it’s just fabulous (full disclosure, Sherry Thomas sent me the audio CDs because I couldn’t get them from the audio publisher, but anyone who knows me knows I love everything she writes and ...


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