Search Results: "Lois Gould"


BOOK REVIEW

GOULD by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Extremely readable and clever work, but the pages don't add up to much except sex and more sex, described in clinical detail and with clinical dispassion, featuring a cast of characters who seem incapable of thinking about anything other than their bodies and their appetites."
Stream-of-consciousness fiction, about one Gould Bookbinder, a would-be writer, and his many girlfriends, from the prolific author of Interstate (1995), Frog (1991), etc. The story divides into two novellas, ``Abortions'' and ``Evangeline,'' but they are of a piece, chronicling the relationships Gould experiences from the 1950s onward. Read full book review >

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MOMMY DRESSING by Lois Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Breezily readable yet deeply painful, Gould's memoir captures the glamour, the mystery, and the pain of her mother's personal and private life.(24 b&w illustrations)"
Novelist Gould's (No Brakes, 1997; Medusa's Gift, 1991) memoir vividly captures both her joyless childhood as daughter of an aloof fashion-designer mother and the old New York that shaped them both. Read full book review >

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LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >

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MEDUSA'S GIFT by Lois Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"But what she's up to here—other than a freewheeling discussion of fame and a long drink of thick text—is anyone's guess."
Another sophisticated puzzler from Gould (Subject to Change, 1988, etc.) that uses ambiguous—though always rich—language and fragments of popular culture to toy with readers in a perversely pleasing way. Read full book review >

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NO BRAKES by Lois Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"But the story, alas, crashes and burns in a rushed, clumsy, unconvincing climax."
A nicely put-together thriller from the talented Gould (Medusa's Gift, 1991, etc.), who can play all the pieces like another Bobby Fischer—but can't check to save her soul. Read full book review >

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GLENN GOULD by Peter F. Ostwald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

One of Gould's friends memorializes the virtuoso pianist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"A long ride on a dirt bike, on the mild side as often as the wild."
Another spunky gal takes things in hand and becomes empowered, this time astride a small Yamaha motorcycle with cell phone and e-mail ever at the ready. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF LOIS JANEWAY by Vanderzee Robert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"A reluctant but absorbing detective headlining an equally entertaining story."
In this thriller, a man tries beating a murder rap by helping cops take down a mobster laundering money. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1992

"No birding enthusiast will want to be without a copy for his or her shelf. (Six color reproductions; 16 pages of b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
Lively portrait of the ornithologist whose groundbreaking works of bird descriptions and taxonomy far exceeded in volume, if not in quality, those of his American rival, Audubon. Read full book review >

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GLENN GOULD: A Life and Variations by Otto Friedrich
Released: April 28, 1989

A thin biography of the eccentric but undeniably great Canadian pianist; by Time senior writer Friedrich (The End of the World, 1982; City of Nets, 1986; etc.). Read full book review >

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Purple Canary by Joyce Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2016

"Despite its flaws, this book may be useful for families affected by porphyria and may interest others frustrated by flawed education and medical systems in the United States."
A mother helps her daughter cope with a rare disease in this memoir. Read full book review >

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IMPULSE by Steven Gould
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Mr. Gould, please write faster."
The third of a well-regarded series (that inspired a poorly regarded film) is essentially Teleporting: The Next Generation, as Davy and Millie Rice's daughter Cent discovers that she, too, can "jump." Read full book review >