Search Results: "Susan Gregg Gilmore"


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LOOKING FOR SALVATION AT THE DAIRY QUEEN by Susan Gregg Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Nothing new here."
Gilmore's debut novel about a young girl coming of age in a small Southern town. Read full book review >

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THE FUNERAL DRESS by Susan Gregg Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A revelatory novel that offers an evocative account of the lives of Appalachian working women."
A young woman in Appalachia battles poverty, discrimination and her own insecurity in this moving and memorable third novel from Gilmore (Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE IMPROPER LIFE OF BEZELLIA GROVE by Susan Gregg Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"An off-putting mix of stereotypes and platitudes in an unconvincing plot."
Gilmore (Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, 2008) concocts a poor-little-rich-girl story set in civil-rights-era Nashville. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTION 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Robot apocalypse done right—sequels can't come fast enough. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In 2051, the robot soldiers stopped fighting; the next day they took over the world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A well-researched, generally disinterested account whose parallels to today are obvious."
A journalist provides a balanced look at America's bloody effort to annex the Philippines in the early 20th century. Read full book review >

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TRUST NO ONE by Gregg Hurwitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"In a briskly paced case that blends action with insight, Hurwitz puts the clues on the table, then plays the shell game with the reader and wins."
The stepson of a slain Secret Service agent sprints through a seven-day quest to solve a 17-year-old case. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"With his digital-age The Avenger, Hurwitz races by minor plot holes and spins a web of relentless intrigue with bursts of tensely sketched violence."
Kicking off a new series, Hurwitz (Don't Look Back, 2014, etc.) sets young Evan Smoak, a one-time government assassin, to work as a pro bono equalizer—one call brings a criminal to justice.Read full book review >

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CANNIBAL LAKE by Andy Gregg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"For all the corpses and ghosts, Gregg's first serves up cardboard characters in an underplotted broth that's terminally bland."
A thin debut about a cannibalistic spirit chewing 'em up and spitting 'em out in Wisconsin's North Woods. Read full book review >

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THE HERE AND NOW by Gregg Easterbrook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2002

"Sort of a men's weeper, but funny, sexy, and thoughtful."
Easterbrook turns to the novel again (This Magic Moment, not reviewed) after some serious nonfiction (Beside Still Waters, 1998, etc.) and does quite well: involuntary time-travel to his better past self nearly queers a very big deal for a hotshot lawyer. Read full book review >

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Sea City by Gregg Nolan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"An apt beach read about Aquatics, even if the slam-bang heroics go over the top."
As global warming threatens Earth, human scientists encounter an incredible race of sea people who offer help in reversing environmental disaster—but an equally ancient enemy also resurfaces. Read full book review >

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A GROUP OF ONE by Rachna Gilmore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Development of some minor characters is weak (Raj, the father, never comes to life), but Tara, Rohini, and Naniji are strong women who fight back against the tone of didacticism that sometimes floats to the surface. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Irreverent and sassy, Tara-My-Stara (as her hip mom calls her) is determined to be a "regular Canadian," not a hyphenated one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"Not an essential volume, but Gilmore's angles are consistently provocative."
Essays on pop culture by longtime Rolling Stone contributor Gilmore, steeped in the same sensitivity to moral and emotional darkness that made his memoir, Shot in the Heart (1994), a classic American horror story. Read full book review >