Search Results: "Valerie Gates"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The scrupulously documented text has 16 pages of photos (not seen)."
An illuminating, unsentimental biography of William H. Gates III, youthful cofounder of Microsoft—the multibillion-dollar enterprise that dominates the world of PC software. Read full book review >

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VALERIE SOLANAS by Breanne Fahs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"As Fahs portrays her, Solanas emerges less as 'a woman who detected a spirit of collective anguish' than as a woman destroyed by her own overpowering demons."
A sympathetic biography of a troubled and troubling woman. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER COLORS by Valerie Gates
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Pretty enough but perhaps a little self-indulgent. (Picture book. 4-8, adult)"
A small, square art project of a volume, attractive and even lovely, but probably not for children at all. Read full book review >

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VALERIE AND THE SILVER PEAR by Benjamin Darling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"A warm, rather long realistic story, affectionately illustrated in watercolor and color pencil; a tasty-sounding recipe for pear pie is included. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
While Valerie helps Grandpa harvest his pears and make them into pies, as Grandma used to, he holds her interest with tales of the silver pear they're sure to find among the others—just as he and Grandma did each year. Read full book review >

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HELL'S GATES by Mary Masters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"Alive with a devilish plot, the book takes a satisfying, twisted journey into evil."
From debut author Masters comes a novel about the sinister side of a small town and the local sheriff's attempts to uncover the truth. Read full book review >

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THE GATES by Chuck Wachtel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A meandering slice of one nice guy's life. (Author tour)"
Wachtel (Joe the Engineer, 1983) invigorates a story of vague angst with a cast of warm characters. Read full book review >

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Opening Gates by Nancy King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2016

"An intriguing, sometimes-painful reminder of 1950s culture that offers enough bright spots to make this novel an enjoyable read."
A summer job as a recreational therapist in a New York City psychiatric hospital unlocks the door to self-discovery for this tale's young heroine. Read full book review >

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THE GATES by John Connolly
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Any reader who appreciates the imaginative fantasy of Neil Gaiman or the gentle wit of Christopher Moore will find a kindred spirit here."
An 11-year-old boy, his dachshund and an outcast demon must stop hell on Earth. Read full book review >

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TOM GATES by L. Pichon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"The only thing that materially distinguishes Tom Gates from Greg Heffley and his legions of pretenders is his accent; some readers may feel that's good enough. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
That wimpy kid from across the pond returns in a sequel to The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (2014).Read full book review >

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NINE GATES by Jane Lindskold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Reasonably compelling, though the plot isn't particularly novel."
Magic-users affiliated with the animals of the Chinese zodiac face threats from two universes in this sequel to Thirteen Orphans (2008). Read full book review >

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THE GATES OF EUROPE by Serhii Plokhy
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A straightforward, useful work that looks frankly at Ukraine's ongoing 'price of freedom' against the rapacious, destabilizing force of Russia."
A sympathetic survey of the history of Ukraine along the East-West divide, from ancient divisions to present turmoil. Read full book review >

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SPARTANS AT THE GATES by Noble Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Something different for historical fiction fans."
In the second volume of his Warrior Trilogy (Sons of Zeus, 2013), Smith's young warrior, Nikias, makes a perilous journey to seek aid from Athens to help defend the city-state of Plataea from the Spartans. Read full book review >