Search Results: "Larry S. Gibson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A well-researched and engaging biography and a fine addition to Marshall scholarship."
In his debut, Gibson (Univ. of Maryland School of Law) looks at the early years of the legendary Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993). Read full book review >

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Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot by Larry R. Gibson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2012

"An engrossing logbook of an American soldier/aviator's career and thoughts."
A debut memoirist reflects on his life in flight, both as an attack pilot in Vietnam and a civilian, and the split-second choices that changed everything. Read full book review >

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Blue Ridge Majesty by Larry S. Ledford

"Despite the uneven writing, Oma remains an emblematic figure of recovery from tragedy and communion with nature and the divine."
Ledford (Blue Ridge Walker, 2015) concludes the story of Oma, a part-Cherokee nomad who was born during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE ONE PATH by Larry S. Gerovac
Released: March 17, 2015

"Will be enjoyed most by readers interested in seeing a seemingly normal man rise to a prophet."
Gerovac's (The Great Angel War, 2014) second novel in a trilogy concerning an unlikely prophet and his mission to stop Armageddon. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE PAST CAME CALLING by Larry S. Kaplan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"A thriller with well-crafted characters that is hampered by cumbersome exposition."
In Kaplan's (A Colony of Eves, 2011, etc.) latest novel, a personal injury attorney's ties to a conspiracy theorist and the daughter of a cult leader draws him into a dangerous world of Cold War intrigue. Read full book review >

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WOLFIE PAINTS THE TOWN by Sabina Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A nice choice to encourage kids to explore their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Portrait of a town by a young wolf. Read full book review >

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BURN by Heath Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"Readers know that it's only a matter of time before he gets caught by the law or by his own doings, and they will find waiting for it compelling reading. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A good-ol'-boy teen firefighter might not be quite as good as he seems. Read full book review >

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DREAMS BEYOND THE SHORE by Tamika Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A beautiful, gently woven reflection on family, choices, and the power of perception. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Chelsea Marchand does not care about politics, law, or Oxford University. Read full book review >

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A BRIGHT MOON FOR FOOLS by Jasper Gibson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gibson has created a larger-than-life character in Harry Christmas—who is many things but not Santa Claus, thank you very much."
This book is part thriller, part farce, part Don Quixote, and has plenty of excellent writing. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN DEATH by Graeme Gibson
Released: March 22, 1995

"Some creative writing about the creative process but, for the most part, uncompelling."
Two failed novels and a writer's angst are the material for this largely unsuccessful experiment by Gibson (Perpetual Motion, 1983, etc.) Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Tensions and tenderness, beautifully rendered."
Poet Gibson (One Body, 2007, etc.) applies keen intellect to the formidable task of recapitulating the essentials of one's childhood. Read full book review >

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ZERO HISTORY by William Gibson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Unsettling and memorable, weird flaws and all."
Gibson's third thriller-ish novel set in the present day (Spook Country, 2007, etc.)—like its predecessors, post-modern, post-structural, almost post-speculative. Read full book review >