Search Results: "Glen Greenway"


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Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"An atypical YA journey into South African culture, featuring rowdy, supernatural shenanigans."
In Greenway's young-adult debut, a South African student learns of rough times ahead from an evil native god, but the boy has powerful spirit-friends to help him. Read full book review >

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GLEN EDWARDS by Daniel Ford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Edwards's own words are skillfully interwoven with Ford's, offering a richly detailed account of postwar aviation—and the infant years of the military-industrial complex. (photos, not seen)"
The fascinating diary of the WWII bomber and postwar test pilot (after whom Edwards Air Force Base was named) placed into context by Ford, a contributing editor at Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 2011

"Colorful, wacky escapism."
Rich, gay newlyweds put bigots and bad guys in their place in this "bromantic" adventure. Read full book review >

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LADY OF THE GLEN by Jennifer Roberson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"With original documents and responsible research, well worth a Highland journey."
The author of several robust historicals (Lady of the Forest, 1992, etc.) presents a stirring if ultimately doleful drama concerned with the 1692 massacre of the Highland MacDonald clan—a slaughter that took place during the campaign by King William III of England to subdue the fierce chiefs of Scotland. Read full book review >

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SNOOKER GLEN by D.F. Whipple
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"Tension is high as community and corporate power go toe-to-toe in this rural narrative."
Corporate powers take on the gritty and inimitable coal miners of Snooker Glen, Ky., during the strike of 1972. Read full book review >

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A SMALL DEATH IN THE GREAT GLEN by A.D.  Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A rollicking, cozy escapade, too lighthearted to call Tartan noir."
In the 1950s, the murder of a boy shocks a Scottish town still reeling from the devastations of World War II and rife with resentment of outsiders. This is the first book in a suspense series set in the Scottish Highlands, where the author was born and raised. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF FOSSIL GLEN by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1998

While this novel's basic plot elements—a ghost out for revenge, a sinister real-estate deal, a child who knows about a murder, but no one believes her—have been worked over numerous times, DeFelice (see review, above) gives it unusual warmth, with vivid characterizations. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 4, 1971

"And in spite of the 'luminous' (another favored word) overcast, the air is thick with loss, regret and failure."
Life was the way things went away from you, and left you standing," indeed abandoned in the loneliness which shrouds this new novel. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD SKINNER by Alice Greenway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"Sensitive and finely written."
A visit from a wartime companion's daughter stirs up unwelcome memories for an embittered ornithologist in this follow-up to Greenway's Los Angeles Times Book Award-winning debut White Ghost Girls (2006). Read full book review >

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FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT by H.D.S. Greenway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Frank, seasoned, expert observations on the folly of U.S. military intervention."
The life of a foreign correspondent who has reported from nearly 100 different countries. Read full book review >

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WHITE GHOST GIRLS by Alice Greenway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Assured, sensuous and brilliantly colored."
An auspicious debut sensitively and impressionistically evokes adolescent turmoil in Vietnam War-era Hong Kong. Read full book review >

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