Search Results: "Sabina Gibson"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIRD, BE QUIET! by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A visual treat, even if Little Bird is a little much. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A loquacious bird is first shunned then valued for his talkative nature. Read full book review >

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WOLFIE PAINTS THE TOWN by Sabina Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A nice choice to encourage kids to explore their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Portrait of a town by a young wolf. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE NEW WORLD by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Murray's writing is chilly, but she is astute about the addictive nature of adventure and the unnerving relationship between the explorer and those he explores/hunts."
In 10 stories by Murray (Forgery, 2007, etc.), historical figures adventure into new worlds largely because they feel excluded in their old ones. Read full book review >

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A CARNIVORE’S INQUIRY by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Slack, thin, with alienating details and characters."
Another tedious road journey across America as a tiresome narrator searches for spiritual nourishment. Read full book review >

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FORGERY by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Doesn't deliver anything it aims for."
From Murray (A Carnivore's Inquiry, 2004, etc.), a disappointing novel set in a politically-charged Greece, mainly on the fictionalized island of Aspros in 1963. Read full book review >

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VALIANT GENTLEMEN by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Not at all bad, but given that Mario Vargas Llosa covered much of the same ground in his superior 2010 novel, The Dream of the Celt, Murray's version of the Casement story seems superfluous."
A long yarn recounting the life of Irish revolutionary Roger Casement and real-life best friend Herbert Ward, the British writer and artist. Read full book review >

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BURN by Heath Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"Readers know that it's only a matter of time before he gets caught by the law or by his own doings, and they will find waiting for it compelling reading. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A good-ol'-boy teen firefighter might not be quite as good as he seems. Read full book review >

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DREAMS BEYOND THE SHORE by Tamika Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A beautiful, gently woven reflection on family, choices, and the power of perception. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Chelsea Marchand does not care about politics, law, or Oxford University. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN DEATH by Graeme Gibson
Released: March 22, 1995

"Some creative writing about the creative process but, for the most part, uncompelling."
Two failed novels and a writer's angst are the material for this largely unsuccessful experiment by Gibson (Perpetual Motion, 1983, etc.) Read full book review >

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A BRIGHT MOON FOR FOOLS by Jasper Gibson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gibson has created a larger-than-life character in Harry Christmas—who is many things but not Santa Claus, thank you very much."
This book is part thriller, part farce, part Don Quixote, and has plenty of excellent writing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Tensions and tenderness, beautifully rendered."
Poet Gibson (One Body, 2007, etc.) applies keen intellect to the formidable task of recapitulating the essentials of one's childhood. Read full book review >