Search Results: "Martin Gay"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Lucid and learned and propelled by a piercing dramatic irony."
In the fall and early winter of 1888, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin shared a studio in a yellow house in the south of France. Result? Much painting and whoring and, at the end, a meltdown and an ear-slicing. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1996

"The Gays know they can't cover it all and don't even try to, but this is a good first stop for readers looking for theoretical and practical knowledge, along with background, on an information network that has already changed their lives. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The Information Superhighway ($17.98; April 1996; 112 pp.; 0-8050- 3084-3): The tone is enthralled but the discourse is reasoned in this overview (complete with web site addresses and full-color screen reproductions) of the great technological leaps and lack-of- boundaries that is the ``I-Way'' today. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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MAKING MISCHIEF
by Julie Danielson

One of my favorite pieces of writing in children’s literature, which began life as a lecture at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is Patricia Lee Gauch’s “The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” which can be read here at the Horn Book’s site. Gauch starts out by paying loving tribute to children as mischief-makers—“Someone who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S ARK by Owen Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2017

"Engaging material for little ones embarking on their relationships with God. (Board book. 1-2)"
The Bible tale in board-book format. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"B&w photos. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Gay's extensive experience in covering controversial issues is put to good use here. Read full book review >

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AIR POLLUTION by Kathlyn Gay
NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Helpful glossary; source notes; bibliography; list of organizations to contact; index. (Nonfiction. YA)"
A comprehensive, up-to-date, well-balanced look at our industrialized society's poisoning of the air we breathe. Read full book review >

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CLEANING NATURE NATURALLY by Kathlyn Gay
NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"B&w photos; lists of relevant organizations and suppliers; glossary; extensive bibliography at several levels; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A detailed report on how beneficial insects and microorganisms, together with careful cultivation, can reduce the use of chemical pesticides. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: May 1, 1994

"Lively, effective quotes; notes; bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Gay offers a well-informed overview of yet another set of challenging issues in this entry in the Women Then, Women Now series. Read full book review >

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THE LONG HOME by William Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"If he ever decides to write his own novel, it may be a good one."
A moody first novel is offered as its gifted author's claim to the regional-metaphysical mantle currently worn by Cormac McCarthy—though, in fact, it reveals the overpowering influence of Faulkner, particularly of the "Spotted Horses" chapter in The Hamlet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Still, if Gay lacks the intellectual range of a Howe or the imaginative sparks of a Kate Simon or Grace Paley, she has written an enjoyable, easily digestible introduction to her parents' and her own generations' uneven and sometimes uneasy acculturation."
Part memoir, part anecdotal history of the three million East European Jews who streamed to these shores—particularly to New York City—between 1880 and 1920. Read full book review >

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HIGH NOTES by Gay Talese
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A worthy collection that would have benefitted from further effort from the book's editor and publisher."
A short anthology of features from acclaimed newspaperman and magazine writer Talese (The Voyeur's Motel, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >