Search Results: "Kate Gilmore"


BOOK REVIEW

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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JASON AND THE BARD by Kate Gilmore
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Few readers will have enough familiarity with Shakespeare to enjoy the verbal sparring and the angst; those who do know him aren't likely to have much patience with the rest of the story. (Fiction. 12+)"
A third from Gilmore (Enter Three Witches, 1990) depicts the players behind a Shakespeare festival—eager neophytes, egotistical professional actors, feuding directors. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Though Gilmore offers insights into the star's troubled life, this book is mainly for Dean fans and devotees of celebrity sex. (b&w photos, not seen)"
In a coarse memoir, a longtime friend of the 1950s movie idol recalls his rise to fame, obsession with death, and—in exasperatingly great detail—his bisexual exploits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

APOLLO DREAMS by Syd Gilmore
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Not just an engaging coming-of-age adventure, but also a lovingly rendered period piece."
This debut YA novel explores the changing relationship between an outer-space-obsessed boy and his moody older brother. Read full book review >

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BAD ROMANCE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for How We Fall by Kate Brauning

Cover Story: Into the Deep

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 7*

Talky Talk: She Said (And Thought)

Bonus/Anti-Bonus Factor: Taboo Relationships

Relationship Status: Let’s Be Acquaintances

Cover Story: Into the Deep

Losing a prized possession, like I’m assuming this charm bracelet might be, is always a bummer. It’s even worse ...


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