Search Results: "Jonathan Gill"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Comprehensive and compassionate—an essential text of American history and culture."
Holland Times arts critic Gill (American History and Literature/Manhattan School of Music) charts the astonishing transformations, upheavals, revolutions and continual renaissances that have affected the uptown terrain and population for hundreds of years. Read full book review >

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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 >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 1992

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

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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 >

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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 >

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ORPHAN OF THE SUN by Gill Harvey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Fascinating fodder for budding Egyptologists. (glossary, maps) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A spirited girl with a gift for predicting the future unravels secrets plaguing a village in ancient Egypt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A lighthearted read for readers curious about the lives of middle-class immigrants, or those looking to identify with the experience of being an outsider."
An honest, mildly humorous account of growing up the child of Indian immigrants in Canada. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"While scrupulously maintaining his documentary perspective, Gill reveals the conditions that generated those crucial concerns about art and politics with which contemporary societies—the free and the unfree—are still preoccupied."
In a vivid, detailed, and powerful depiction of political and cultural life in Berlin from before WW I to 1938, Gill (The Journey Back from Hell—not reviewed, etc.) conveys the passion, diversity, energy, as well as the waste, rage and alienation that inspired the art, the politics, and ultimately the Second World War. Read full book review >

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Strange Passengers by Paul Gill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2015

"An ultimately affirming, albeit overwrought, story of recovery."
Gill, a former "disciple" of alcohol and "fanatical atheist," gives readers a guided tour through his visions of hell in this harrowing true survivor story. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH RAPUNZEL by B.M. Gill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Above-average fare- -but only middling Gill."
Detective Chief Inspector Tom Maybridge (Death Drop, etc.) is shocked by the car-accident deaths of forensic pathologist Professor Peter Bradshaw and his wife Lisa. Read full book review >