Search Results: "Vernona Gomez"


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LEFTY by Vernona Gomez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"An amiable portrait of a baseball great—like Yogi Berra, Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige—whose outsized personality looms even larger than his considerable athletic achievements."
A veteran author teams with the daughter of Vernon "Lefty" Gomez (1908-1989) for a biography of the Yankee legend. Read full book review >

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ATTEMPTED CHEMISTRY by Jeff Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Once a single entity emerges from this smooth concoction, it takes on a quiet life of its own, artfully embodying everything from the dissolute to the profound—with a clear preference for the former."
The sweet rhythms of Gomez's earlier, slacker work (Geniuses of Crack, 1997, etc.) echo here, in a ramble through the glades of Manhattan, where yuppies graze and gather to mate, breed, and try not to get culled from the herd. Read full book review >

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THE GILDA STORIES by Jewelle Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"An interpretation of the vampire story that celebrates issues of race and sexuality but loses power to its inadequate writing."
This 25th anniversary edition relaunches Gomez's (Don't Explain, 1998, etc.) novel about an assumption-shattering woman who happens to be black, lesbian, and a vampire.Read full book review >

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The Nomads' Labyrinth by Larry Gomez
NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2013

"Solid ground for philosophical explorations."
In an attempt to understand the shamanic drum, primarilyas used by the Siberian Sami culture, this philosophical tome dives into theories of ontology, epistemology, art history and ethnology. Read full book review >

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OUR NOISE by Jeff Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"And there's enough material here for a season's worth of TV shows."
A slacker soap opera, first published as a serial 'zine through mail order, classifieds, and in Tower Record stores, that lacks the literary pretensions of Douglas Coupland's Gen-X sagasand is much the better for it. Read full book review >

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BESIDE MYSELF by Jeff Gomez
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"A savvy, thoughtful and well-made app both in its writing and its presentation."
Veteran novelist Gomez (Our Noise, 1995; Geniuses of Crack, 1997; etc) makes his iPad fiction debut with a canny study of split personalities, family and roads not taken. Read full book review >

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GENIUSES OF CRACK by Jeff Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A gentle, broadly appealing tale of fumbling love and slick betrayal from a writer who's been there, done that, and still has plenty to say."
Deftly beguiling sequel to a Gen-X soap opera (Our Noise, 1995) about the misadventures of the Virginia bar band Bottlecap. Read full book review >

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Conflicts of the Universe by B. Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2016

"An attempt at a classic sci-fi yarn with an unfortunately undistinguished result."
As aliens begin to invade Earth, the fate of the planet may rest in the hands of one man in Gomez's debut sci-fi novel, the first in a series. Read full book review >

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Released: June 13, 2015

"Practical, perennial direction for the modern man."
Sage guidance that aims to help men finesse the nuances of the opposite sex. Read full book review >

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MAMA'S SARIS by Pooja Makhijani
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Bright glowing saris float across the pages and frame this loving mother and daughter as they share memories and appreciate the beautiful fabrics and patterns. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's a girl's seventh birthday, and she wants to wear a sari, like her mother, who wears one on special occasions. Read full book review >

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MOONY LUNA by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2005

"This timeworn theme is made fresh with a lively, bilingual text full of familial love and Gómez's brilliant acrylic illustrations, featuring a little crayoned monster on several pages and Luna's long, thin parents in contrast to Luna's tiny body and oversized head. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Even though she is "grande como la luna llena" (big as the full moon), Luna isn't sure that she wants to begin kindergarten. Read full book review >