Search Results: "Syd Gilmore"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Though Gilmore offers insights into the star's troubled life, this book is mainly for Dean fans and devotees of celebrity sex. (b&w photos, not seen)"
In a coarse memoir, a longtime friend of the 1950s movie idol recalls his rise to fame, obsession with death, and—in exasperatingly great detail—his bisexual exploits. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING RED by Jennifer Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A very adult, mildly flawed domestic drama."
A Jewish family struggles with the politics of desire during the tumultuous Reagan '80s. Read full book review >

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JASON AND THE BARD by Kate Gilmore
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Few readers will have enough familiarity with Shakespeare to enjoy the verbal sparring and the angst; those who do know him aren't likely to have much patience with the rest of the story. (Fiction. 12+)"
A third from Gilmore (Enter Three Witches, 1990) depicts the players behind a Shakespeare festival—eager neophytes, egotistical professional actors, feuding directors. Read full book review >

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WE WERE NEVER HERE by Jennifer Gilmore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"The romance is so-so, but the dual portrayal of friendship and adjustment to a rarely discussed condition is sensitive and insightful. (Romance. 14-18)"
After 16-year-old Lizzie doubles over at summer camp, she enters the hospital and a "horror movie" of pain, tests, and vulnerability. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN COUNTRY by Jennifer Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In an overstuffed plot studded with historical minutiae, the story's small domestic and internal moments are what ring true."
Gilmore debuts with a familiar yet evocative multigenerational epic intertwining the lives of Jewish immigrants as they rise from humble beginnings in Brooklyn to positions of power in science, business and the theater. Read full book review >

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KIRCHBORN by Kent C. Gilmore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A winning thriller."
A web of deception surrounds the murder of a valuable horse in this international thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"For Americans who believe the modern civil-rights movement began with the Montgomery bus boycott, Gilmore ably readjusts the record."
Gilmore (History/Yale Univ.; Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, 1996) reconstructs the battle of radical Southern activists against Jim Crow in the three decades preceding Brown v. Board of Education. 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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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 FLUTE by Rachna Gilmore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"The thin story is mostly redeemed by the vigorous illustrations. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With elements reminiscent of many different stories, this original tale features a beloved young girl named Chandra (moon in Hindi) who loses her parents in a terrible flood during monsoon season. Read full book review >

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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 >