Search Results: "Olivia Lomenech Gill"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE MY WELLIES TAKE ME by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"'And all shall behold the seasons unfold' in this beautiful volume celebrating nature and verse in its most splendid quietude. (afterword, poetry index) (Poetry/fiction. 8-12)"
With a keen and sensitive eye, a young English girl explores the Devon countryside. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE by Deirdre Gill
Kirkus Star
by Deirdre Gill, illustrated by Deirdre Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will want to reread the simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little boy's imagination creates a beautiful, mysterious, snowy world outside his home. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 1992

"Glossary; no index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Fifty appealing mammals, illustrated in meticulous detail. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF AN IRISH SEA WOLF by Bartholomew Gill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Lesser work from a pro, with the wild Clare Island background the chief attraction."
But don't count that Irish sea wolf out just yet. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF AN IRISH SINNER by Bartholomew Gill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"The medieval implement of self-torment that ended her life will become McGarr's portal to a conspiratorial plot that stretches from Stasi secrets buried in East Germany's sorry past to Opus Dei, the old-line Catholic order whose founder's life Mary-Jo had chronicled."
A cilicio is a hair shirt for the neck, a collar whose wing nut allows it to be tightened in order to mortify the flesh. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS by Olivia Levez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A beautiful and unforgettable story about a girl who learns she must lose who she thought she was before she can become who she's meant to be. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Part-Romanian, "dark as a gypsy" Willow Stephens has been raised by nannies and posh boarding schools. Read full book review >

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NEVER MIND MISS FOX by Olivia Glazebrook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Although the hidden incident at the core is predictable and banal, Glazebrook creates an air of faintly comic menace that grows more intense as the novel proceeds."
A seemingly stable marriage is threatened when a woman from the couple's past reappears in Londoner Glazebrook's second novel (The Trouble With Alice, 2013). Read full book review >

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SWITCHEROO by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Contrived, yes, but hysterically funny—and after reflecting on the invisibility of women, the reader may find it no more contrived than, say, a Shakespearean comedy. (Film rights to New Line Cinema; $200,000 ad/promo; author tour; TV satellite tour)"
More monumental high-concept from Goldsmith (Marrying Mom, 1996, etc.), this time in a wonderfully funny fable about a wife and mistress who reverse roles—and a husband who apparently can't tell the difference. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOMENT by Olivia Jake
ROMANCE

"An appealing, effortless erotic tale geared toward contemporary women."
Samantha Davis, an alpha female who runs her own advertising firm, meets her match in her latest client, a domineering Frenchman who seduces her into submission in Jake's debut erotic romance. Read full book review >

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TONE DEAF by Olivia Rivers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"The plot begs connection to Antony John's richer Five Flavors of Dumb (2010); though Ali and Jace are likable, readers interested in Deafness and rock-'n'-roll are better served by the earlier book. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An abused, totally deaf teen runs away with a rock band. Read full book review >