Search Results: "Jim Gemmell"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2009

"Proclamations of the next digital revolution are plentiful, but this cheerful description of another is persuasive and intriguing."
An enthusiastic account of the near future when we will be able to record every minute of our lives. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A rousing conclusion for fans of the previous volumes—but not one for the purists."
Final volume in the authors' historical fantasy (Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow, 2005, etc.) very loosely based on The Iliad. The narrative was completed by Stella following the death of her husband in 2006. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE by Nikki Gemmell
Released: March 1, 2004

"Proof that the feminist movement has brought women barely out of the Dark Ages."
English-Australian Gemmell (Alice Springs, 1999, etc.) pens a strangely unnerving fourth novel in the second person, published anonymously in England last year, about the sexual tribulations of a bourgeois wife grasping for gratification within marriage and without. Read full book review >

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WHITE WOLF by David Gemmell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Clean, swift action and a rich undercurrent of human understanding support Gemmell's characters at each turn of the tale."
British heroic fantasist Gemmell (Stormrider, 2002, etc.) offers the eighth in the Drenai series begun with Legend (1984), which told of Druss the Axeman, who had to come down from his mountain to save the Drenai from the forces of Nadir. Read full book review >

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STORMRIDER by David Gemmell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Tune in tomorrow."
A first US publication for British fantasy author Gemmell continues the story begun in The Sword in the Stone, the initial installment in his Rigante saga. Read full book review >

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THE SWORDS OF NIGHT AND DAY by David Gemmell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Strong resurrection scene, crisply told—but, as Conrad might say of this series, 'The fog, the fog!'"
Few if any readers can follow the chronology of British heroic fantasist Gemmell's conjoined series, assembled under the Drenai Saga, which tells of Druss the Axeman began in 1984 with Legend. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Thoroughly captivating: Gemmell's fully-realized characters and their struggles exert a powerful attraction."
Forget warring Greeks and Trojans: Gemmell's splendidly plotted saga bears little resemblance to Homer, save for a certain coincidence of names. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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THE MARKET BOWL by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Although the text lacks the heft of traditional folklore, the author/illustrator draws on his Peace Corps background to cook up a cautionary, but tasty look at life in Cameroon. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Yoyo's mother says that no fair price for bitterleaf stew can be refused; to do so risks angering Brother Coin, the Great Spirit of the Market. Read full book review >

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GOBBLE IT UP! by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A CD with Arnosky playing the guitar and singing his song is part of the package. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
"You'd gobble them up and they'd taste good" is the repeated line in this jaunty song about animal feeding that invites young children into the natural world. Read full book review >