Search Results: "Pier Angeli Bradshaw"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"A colorfully fun book that promotes team work, curiosity and the power of imagination."
A chipper, all-knowing bouncing ball brings friendship and comfort to a group of suburban kids in the Bradshaw's debut children's book. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AND THE THIEF by Gillian Bradshaw
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Since the story concludes before Hathor has a chance to determine her relatives' fate, a sequel seems in order. (Fiction. 10-15)"
In a fantasy-adventure set in ancient Egypt, young Prahotep finds himself allied with Hathor, last of the dragons. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG REFLECTION by Gillian Bradshaw
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Versatile Bradshaw (The Sand-Reckoner, p. 204, etc.) turns from historical fiction to ring the changes on star-crossed lovers who, in this case, are fresh, consistently interesting, and head a cast much more empathic than usual for the thriller genre."
Plucky young heroine, otherworldly hero, grasping industrialist—such is the cast in this offbeat, entertaining British thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Soon to be a PBS series—during the afternoon soap hour, one hopes."
From the man who brought us the ``inner child'' (Homecoming, 1990—not reviewed), here's a new serving of psychobabble aimed at the maladjusted: an exploration of the ``mysterious power of love'' and how to attain it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANGEROUS TERRITORY by Ian Bradshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A largely forgettable family drama that doesn't stake out any new territory."
Bradshaw's novel focuses on two families, the Copelands and the Parnhams, who have long operated competing real estate firms in the rural Australian town of Reverton. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA’S HEIR by Gillian Bradshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Moves well, with a steady flow of detail, but for artistic immediacy falls below such pop classics as Mika Waltari's The Egyptian (1949)—not to mention Wild Bill Shakespeare's purple play."
Historical set in Egypt after the defeat of Marcus Antonius, without the supernatural trappings of Bradshaw's Wolf Hunt (2001, etc.) and with epilepsy now replacing lycanthropy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A useful guide to help cat lovers better understand their elusive pets."
A cat-loving anthrozoologist probes "the cat's true nature." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Enthusiasm for all things dog will help offset the sluggish pace of the author's prose and dense scientific reasoning."
An anthrozoologist dissects the history and behavior of man's best friend. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME by Andrea Seigel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"Funny, poignant and worldly-wise with a light touch. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Talented teens from different backgrounds are hosted in grand style at a swanky mansion in Los Angeles, where they are competing in Spotlight, a combination talent and reality show. Read full book review >

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SEPARATE ROOMS by Pier Vittorio Tondelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"A sweet-natured swan song, and a notable addition to the gay- fiction bookshelf."
From the late Tondelli (who died in 1991 of AIDS), a first US publication: the story of Italian writer Leo's pilgrimage in search of gay love and, especially, in homage to Thomas, with whom he enjoyed the affair of his life. ``Into Silence'' (the first of three movements—Thomas was a musician) finds Leo flying to Munich, Thomas's hometown, and flashing back to his first meeting with his German lover—who was not ``a Whitman'' (i.e., promiscuous) but had ``an aura of tenderness.'' Tondelli's prose lyrically evokes Leo's yearning and the arc of the affair while also providing a tour of European gay lifestyles before fast-cutting to Thomas dying in Munich and an hallucinogenic dark night of the soul for Leo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND OF GOLD by Gillian Bradshaw
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"As funny, lively, and altogether delightful as its predecessor. (Fiction. 10+)"
In a sequel to The Dragon and the Thief (1991), the benign and articulate dragon Hathor and her klutzy but quick-witted Egyptian friend Prahotep join forces with an indomitable Nubian princess. Read full book review >