Search Results: "James Gill"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE by Deirdre Gill
Kirkus Star
by Deirdre Gill, illustrated by Deirdre Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will want to reread the simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little boy's imagination creates a beautiful, mysterious, snowy world outside his home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 1992

"Glossary; no index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Fifty appealing mammals, illustrated in meticulous detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH OF AN IRISH SINNER by Bartholomew Gill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"The medieval implement of self-torment that ended her life will become McGarr's portal to a conspiratorial plot that stretches from Stasi secrets buried in East Germany's sorry past to Opus Dei, the old-line Catholic order whose founder's life Mary-Jo had chronicled."
A cilicio is a hair shirt for the neck, a collar whose wing nut allows it to be tightened in order to mortify the flesh. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF AN IRISH SEA WOLF by Bartholomew Gill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Lesser work from a pro, with the wild Clare Island background the chief attraction."
But don't count that Irish sea wolf out just yet. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE BED by Gill Guile
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A natural fit for storytime or one-on-one bedtime sharing. (Board book. 1-3)"
Guile gives the traditional, infectious counting song about rolling out of bed new life in this die-cut delight. Read full book review >