Search Results: "Paul T. Gilbert"


BOOK REVIEW

BERTRAM AND HIS FABULOUS ANIMALS by Paul T. Gilbert
Released: Aug. 1, 1937

"Has a certain sort of comic strip humor in it, which has a market, but it's not an important book from any angle. Illustrated by Minnie H. Rousseff. Bertram goes in for fire breathing dragons to take the place of stoking the furnace, etc. this time.</p>"
<p>Nonsense book, sequel to Bertrand and His Funny Animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EIGHTIES by Gilbert T. Sewall
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"The '80s may be history, but Sewall's The Eighties tells only a part of that history."
Gathering articles and book excepts by the likes of Allan Bloom, Irving Kristol, and P.J. O'Rourke, Sewall, an authority on school curricula and textbooks at the Center for Education Studies, assembles an ultraconservative primer on an ultraconservative era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD MEN by Paul T. Bryant
Released: July 21, 2009

"Crisp, quietly learned storytelling offers subtle insights into the experience of aging."
An eclectic collection of short fiction and poetry explores the challenges faced by men as they age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAR SHORE by Paul T. Scheuring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"An engaging World War II novel featuring diverse prose styles about a man in search of spiritual peace and the granddaughter who needs to find him."
A woman leaves her dreary office life behind in search of her grandfather and his fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1993

"More fuel for the debate on health-care reform, filled with horror stories that can't help but add to the public's growing disillusionment with doctors."
A hard-hitting, well-documented exposÇ of how physicians milk the Medicaid system. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLYING LESSONS by Gilbert Ford
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 2010

"As seen in comparison to the pigeons, the jet's too small to let the size disparity reach its full absurd potential—for better examples, see Valeri Gorbachev's Big Little Elephant (2005) or Mac Barnett's Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, illustrated by Adam Rex (2009)—and its motivations remain murky, but readers shouldn't have much trouble figuring out what those aforesaid 'things' might be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this oddball solo debut, a migratory flock of doves gives a too-big, too-noisy jetliner hoping to be a fellow traveler a hostile reception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COUCH FOR LLAMA by Leah Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A fun blend of realistic and ridiculous that will appeal to a broad audience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When the Lago family has sat, spilled, and jumped on their beloved couch one time too many, a misadventure equal parts practical and absurd begins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INDESCRIBABLY ARABELLA by Jane Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Arabella is not really an indescribable character, but her story is a charming reminder of a simpler time. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert wrote and illustrated this story in 1947, and her story of an "indescribable" little girl trying to become famous retains the gentle, nostalgic feeling of works for children from an earlier era. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGACY OF GLORIA RUSSELL by Sheri Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2004

"Not worth the effort. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Billy is mourning the loss of his friend Gloria, who died suddenly of an aneurysm. Read full book review >