Search Results: "James Gill"


BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO GILL PARK by Amy Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Intriguing, idiosyncratic and fun to read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Living at home, Willy Wilson, 13, inherited owner of Gill Park, knows he cannot implement the posthumous wishes of millionaire Otto Pettingill. Read full book review >

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AA GILL IS AWAY by A.A. Gill
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Sometimes shocking, usually smart, always entertaining."
Vitriol, humor and lashings of insight as British columnist Gill visits a smorgasbord of far-flung places. Read full book review >

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THE GORILLAS OF GILL PARK by Amy Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2003

"All in all, this offers good, clean fun, a rare commodity in many contemporary middle-grade novels. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Willy's aunt, a costumer, invites him to her city apartment for the summer as she sews 30 gorilla costumes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Scrupulously evenhanded—a lively, irony-loving illumination of the politics and history of America's rowdiest street celebration. (30 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Less a history of Mardi Gras than a view of New Orleans through the lens of that all-consuming celebration of social hierarchy that shows how intertwined are carnival's charms with the misdeeds of the ruling class that invented it. ``New Orleans's pride is that it is unlike any other American city, which is also its undoing,'' writes Gill, a columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Read full book review >

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ALASKA'S DOG HEROES by Shelley Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Of primary interest to Alaskan readers. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Nineteen famous dogs from Alaska are introduced through short profiles in this illustrated look at some courageous canines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >