Search Results: "Glen Huser"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY by Glen Huser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"This likable protagonist makes for a fine introduction to an era before movies and radio caused the Chautauqua to fade away. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A teenage near-orphan comes of age in a Depression-era Chautauqua—a "week-long extravaganza of entertainment and educational enlightenment" that traveled to towns that could cover the cost of putting on the programs. Read full book review >

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THE ELEVATOR GHOST by Glen Huser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"This creepy gathering of stories creates buzz and possibility but in the end falls short. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rumors abound that the Blatchford Arms is haunted—just the kind of place where a quirky babysitter like Carolina Giddle can brew her ghost tales for a cauldron of young apartment dwellers. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN TOUCH by Glen Huser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"This appealing stage version of a classic cautionary tale makes, at best, a richly illustrated but labored transition to print. (production notes) (Mythology. 6-11)"
The Canadian creators of Time for Flowers, Time for Snow (2013) turn another myth into a musical performance—this one with comical overtones.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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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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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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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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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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ONCE WE HAD A HORSE by Glen Rounds
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1996

"The photograph on the book jacket shows a shaggy old horse and two proud children on his back, confirming just how lifelike the cartoon-style pictures really are, capturing the spirit of all the participants in that summer of learning to ride. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
A simple, updated text, full-color pictures, and large typeface make this revision of the 1971 book a natural for children who can read independently but who still want to cozy up to a picture book, as well as for Rounds's many fans and those seeking stories about life in an earlier era of America. Read full book review >