Search Results: "Richard Gilbert"


BOOK REVIEW

SHEPHERD by Richard Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"A thoughtful memoir of rams and ewes, farmers and family, life and death."
Trading his town shoes for work boots, pasture farmer Gilbert (Writing/Otterbein Univ.) contemplates nature's works and his own efforts in his chronicle of raising sheep. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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A MORNING IN EDEN by Anna Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2001

"But the plot may be too aimless for fans of traditional mysteries."
The remote British town of Canterlow remains virtually untouched by time or tragedy, even in 1919. Read full book review >

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FIRE by L.B. Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"A hot-tempered heroine and the charmingly undead prove a winning combination."
This urban fantasy debut sees a woman who can control fire take on vampires and witches to save a child. Read full book review >

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RED THE FIEND by Gilbert Sorrentino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Sorrentino's fiend and his family are mere caricatures, not flesh and blood."
The author of Under the Shadow (1991) leaves no pathology or dysfunction unaddressed in his lurid tale of the making of an adolescent hood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Most parents will be grateful for Gilbert's insights, although they will hardly come as revelations."
According to New York Times science writer Gilbert, there are indeed natural differences between boys and girls, and giving Sally all the Tonka trucks in the world (or sticking Joey with the Barbies) won't change them. Read full book review >

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SUMMER GLOVES by Sarah Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 1993

"A rollicking good farce, if told by a somewhat unreliable, self-contradictory—and occasionally tiresomely repetitive— narrator."
A former beauty queen wrestles with her roles of daughter, mother, and wife of an adulterer—in Gilbert's funny, at times insightful, novel (Hairdo, Dixie Riggs). Read full book review >

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REMOTE FEED by David Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"To the cynics go the spoils."
The survival of the cynics—in an abrasively intelligent Darwinian debut collection. Read full book review >

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PILGRIMS by Elizabeth Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"The best kind of debut volume: a striking display of a versatile writer flexing her muscles and tackling a broad array of subjects and themes."
A fine first collection of 12 stories that are richly varied in setting and content, and enlivened by their author's flair for vigorous dialogue and concise summary statement. Read full book review >