Search Results: "Roxane Gay"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD FEMINIST by Roxane Gay
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An occasionally brilliant, hit-or-miss grab bag of pop-culture criticism."
Essayist, novelist and pop-culture guru Gay (An Untamed State, 2014, etc.) sounds off on the frustrating complexities of gender and race in pop culture and society as a whole. Read full book review >

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DIFFICULT WOMEN by Roxane Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Not every story works, but Gay is an admirable risk-taker in her exploration of women's lives and new ways to tell their stories."
A collection of stories unified in theme—the struggles of women claiming independence for themselves—but wide-ranging in conception and form. Read full book review >

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AN UNTAMED STATE by Roxane Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A cutting and resonant debut."
A harrowing and emotionally cleareyed vision of one woman's ordeal during and after her kidnapping in Haiti. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Roxane Gay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2017

"An intense, unsparingly honest portrait of childhood crisis and its enduring aftermath."
A heart-rending debut memoir from the outspoken feminist and essayist. Read full book review >

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MAKING MISCHIEF
by Julie Danielson

One of my favorite pieces of writing in children’s literature, which began life as a lecture at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is Patricia Lee Gauch’s “The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” which can be read here at the Horn Book’s site. Gauch starts out by paying loving tribute to children as mischief-makers—“Someone who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S ARK by Owen Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2017

"Engaging material for little ones embarking on their relationships with God. (Board book. 1-2)"
The Bible tale in board-book format. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"B&w photos. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Gay's extensive experience in covering controversial issues is put to good use here. Read full book review >

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AIR POLLUTION by Kathlyn Gay
NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Helpful glossary; source notes; bibliography; list of organizations to contact; index. (Nonfiction. YA)"
A comprehensive, up-to-date, well-balanced look at our industrialized society's poisoning of the air we breathe. Read full book review >

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CLEANING NATURE NATURALLY by Kathlyn Gay
NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"B&w photos; lists of relevant organizations and suppliers; glossary; extensive bibliography at several levels; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A detailed report on how beneficial insects and microorganisms, together with careful cultivation, can reduce the use of chemical pesticides. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: May 1, 1994

"Lively, effective quotes; notes; bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Gay offers a well-informed overview of yet another set of challenging issues in this entry in the Women Then, Women Now series. Read full book review >

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THE LONG HOME by William Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"If he ever decides to write his own novel, it may be a good one."
A moody first novel is offered as its gifted author's claim to the regional-metaphysical mantle currently worn by Cormac McCarthy—though, in fact, it reveals the overpowering influence of Faulkner, particularly of the "Spotted Horses" chapter in The Hamlet. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"An educational summary and analysis of a most miraculous cultural era."
A veteran cultural historian weighs in with an encyclopedic account of the fecund 120 years that engendered artists as varied and brilliant as Frank Lloyd Wright, T. S. Eliot and Marcel Proust. Read full book review >