Search Results: "Jennifer Gilmore"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOTHERS by Jennifer Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"Heartbreak occasionally spiced with hilarity characterizes this persuasive docu-novel that scrutinizes mothers with limited sentimentality."
The low-key yet wrenching story of a Brooklyn couple who, after cancer and failed fertility treatment, endure more, different pain in their fixation to achieve parenthood. Read full book review >

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WE WERE NEVER HERE by Jennifer Gilmore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"The romance is so-so, but the dual portrayal of friendship and adjustment to a rarely discussed condition is sensitive and insightful. (Romance. 14-18)"
After 16-year-old Lizzie doubles over at summer camp, she enters the hospital and a "horror movie" of pain, tests, and vulnerability. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN COUNTRY by Jennifer Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In an overstuffed plot studded with historical minutiae, the story's small domestic and internal moments are what ring true."
Gilmore debuts with a familiar yet evocative multigenerational epic intertwining the lives of Jewish immigrants as they rise from humble beginnings in Brooklyn to positions of power in science, business and the theater. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING RED by Jennifer Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A very adult, mildly flawed domestic drama."
A Jewish family struggles with the politics of desire during the tumultuous Reagan '80s. Read full book review >

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A GROUP OF ONE by Rachna Gilmore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Development of some minor characters is weak (Raj, the father, never comes to life), but Tara, Rohini, and Naniji are strong women who fight back against the tone of didacticism that sometimes floats to the surface. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Irreverent and sassy, Tara-My-Stara (as her hip mom calls her) is determined to be a "regular Canadian," not a hyphenated one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"Not an essential volume, but Gilmore's angles are consistently provocative."
Essays on pop culture by longtime Rolling Stone contributor Gilmore, steeped in the same sensitivity to moral and emotional darkness that made his memoir, Shot in the Heart (1994), a classic American horror story. Read full book review >

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SHOT IN THE HEART by Mikal Gilmore
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Articulate, brave, and heartbreaking. (15 b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Rolling Stone; film rights to Alan Pakula; Book-of-the-Month Club featured selection; Quality Paperback Book Club selection; author tour)"
In a narrative that holds all the morbid fascination of a bad car wreck, the kid brother of Gary Gilmore—immortalized in Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song, he campaigned for his own death and became the first person to be executed in America after the death penalty was reinstated in the 1970s—details a sickening family history of violence, rage, and lies that spans several generations. Read full book review >

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THE EXCHANGE STUDENT by Kate Gilmore
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Gilmore shows that Earth might end, not with a bang, but without a bleat, meow, bark, or chirp. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Budding zoologist Daria lives in 2094, 70 years after an environmental crash; the near-extinction of many species of animals puts her in the enviable position of helping replenish Earth by raising creatures in a home zoo. Read full book review >

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THE IMPROPER LIFE OF BEZELLIA GROVE by Susan Gregg Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"An off-putting mix of stereotypes and platitudes in an unconvincing plot."
Gilmore (Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, 2008) concocts a poor-little-rich-girl story set in civil-rights-era Nashville. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"For Americans who believe the modern civil-rights movement began with the Montgomery bus boycott, Gilmore ably readjusts the record."
Gilmore (History/Yale Univ.; Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, 1996) reconstructs the battle of radical Southern activists against Jim Crow in the three decades preceding Brown v. Board of Education. Read full book review >

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KIRCHBORN by Kent C. Gilmore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A winning thriller."
A web of deception surrounds the murder of a valuable horse in this international thriller. Read full book review >