Search Results: "Mary Gabriel"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2011

"A saga as richly realized as a fine Victorian novel."
Former Reuters journalist Gabriel (The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone, 2002, etc.) offers a rich, humanizing portrait of the Marx family. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1999

"A pleasant addition to the Baltimore Museum's gift-shop offerings, perhaps, but this slight romance of two sisters in Paris when artistic ferment was at its height offers little real insight into collecting or the collectors. (16 pages b&w, 16 pages color photos, not seen)"
The story of how two spinster sisters from Baltimore acquired a remarkable collection of the sensual, avant-garde paintings of early 20th-century artists: Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, and others. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 1998

"Well written and researched, this book warrants a spot on every serious American history student's bookshelf. (19 pages b&w photos)"
A remarkable biography (the second, after Lois Beachy Underhill's The Woman Who Ran for President, 1995) of one of America's most controversial (and neglected) suffragists. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 1997

"Well aware that his call for increased sexual restraint will be seen as reactionary and homophobic by those who cling to an orgiastic view of gay liberation, he anticipates their arguments and answers them persuasively in this impressive analysis of a pressing social problem. (Author tour)"
A compelling warning about gay culture and the imperative need for a change in beliefs and behavior, issued by a gay activist and journalist. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER CENTURY OF WAR? by Gabriel Kolko
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"'The United States itself is now on war's front line—and it will remain there'—until unilateral military adventurism and skullduggery are replaced by a just, thoughtful political agenda, which, the author suggests, may be never."
An intelligent, if windy and repetitive, critique of US foreign policy and the pox it has brought upon the American people. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2005

"One to avoid."
Would-be SF thriller posits H.G. Wells as having actually experienced the adventures he wrote about. Read full book review >

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A STORY OF SCORPIONS by Gabriel Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Not bad for a first novel."
A minister seeks to forge a relationship with the rapist who killed his wife and son: Dead Man Walking recast as a searing psychological thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2012

"A quietly powerful story, at times harrowing but ultimately a joy to read."
In this novel, life turns toward a dark horizon for a precocious adolescent grieving for her father in 1941 Tennessee. Read full book review >