Search Results: "Lois Gould"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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THE SCRAPS BOOK by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Readers will scurry to collage household and backyard tidbits; pair this with Ehlert's other work for maximum satisfaction. (Picture book/memoir. 5-9)"
Scraps—of art supplies, of finished illustrations, of techniques and of memory—overlap in this blend of memoir and artistic how-to. Read full book review >

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OODLES OF ANIMALS by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Alas, Ehlert's brilliantly conceived and stunningly executed graphics shine far brighter than her text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehlert's latest juxtaposes riveting, super-stylized cut-paper collages with uneven verses about animals from insects to mammals. Read full book review >

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HANDS by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a work that looks simple, but encompasses at least as many grand notions as Ehlert's first book, Growing Vegetable Soup (1987). (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a book that resembles work gloves, an unnamed child speaks of hands: the hands of parents, and the child's own. Read full book review >

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HEART TO HEART by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Rebuses get a text update for a modern love note. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehlert combines her iconic cut-paper images of fruits and vegetables with some text-speak to create a rebus story for Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

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RAIN FISH by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"This picture book and its lyrical text will make readers see fishes in unexpected places. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A short rhyming tale merges nature and debris to create art from remains of rainy days. Read full book review >

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THE GREEK VILLA by Judith Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"This latest from bestselling Gould (The Best Is Yet to Come, 2002, etc.) is—well, indescribable."
A mother's little ghostwriter digs up family secrets galore. Read full book review >

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REFLEX by Steven Gould
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Compelling, chilling, and completely satisfying, with lots of knowing jokes for the fans and plenty of scope for more sequels."
Belated sequel to Gould's fine debut (Jumper, 1992) involving teleportation, spooks, and paranoia. Read full book review >