Search Results: "Glen Jorgensen"


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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A biography of a 'dismal science' practitioner that is itself sort of dismal. (photos, not seen)"
A conspicuously flawed biography about the subversive economist who coined the term "conspicious consumption.— Veblen (1857—1929) wore out welcomes at Cornell, the University of Chicago, Stanford, the University of Missouri, and the New School School for Social Research (of which he was a co-founder) . Read full book review >

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Me: A Rewrite by Anna Jorgensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A zany and refreshing, if slightly overwhelming, take on soul-searching, writing, and midlife crises."
In this debut memoir, a woman turns her quest for something new into a comedic adventure. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS by Glen Rounds
by Glen Rounds, illustrated by Glen Rounds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"Fifty-five years after his first fine book (Ol' Paul, still in print), this old cowboy (Rounds himself) is going stronger than ever. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Still experimenting within his bold, trademark style, Rounds achieves surprising subtlety in these illustrations for a quiet, informative text describing what real cowboys do on a typical day (``A cowboy's first chore after breakfast is to catch and saddle a horse—but sometimes that's easier said than done!''). 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 >

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DEATH OF A DUSTBUNNY by Christine T. Jorgensen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"The mystery is anemic, though Jorgensen (Curl Up and Die, 1997, etc.) is unexpectedly touching on sad Steven and his handsome, volcanic dad."
This time, the lovelorn of greater Denver don't have problems enough for Stella the Stargazer; the advice columnist allows herself to be talked into serving as [X-year-old?] Steven Holman's nanny when her predecessor, Elena Ruiz, goes AWOL. Read full book review >

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STRANGE GLOW by Timothy J. Jorgensen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A seismic piece of scientific inquiry, top shelf in narrative style and illumination."
An examination of the nature of radiation and the history of our understanding of the process. Read full book review >

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CLEANSE YOUR READING PALATE WITH THESE FUN NON-FICTION FINDS FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND HORROR FANS
by John DeNardo

One of the greatest aspects of reading fiction is the variety of stories in which readers can immerse themselves. Do you want to travel in time? There's a story for that. Do you want to read something funny? Science fiction and fantasy has you covered there, too. You can get whisked away to the Old West, the far future ...


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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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TRUNK SHOW by Alison Glen
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Despite one cleverly placed clue, neither the people nor the animals are riveting enough to make you want to join Cheetah Rita at zooside."
Who tossed elephant keeper Jerry Brobst off the roof of the pachyderm building at the Columbus Zoo and into the African elephant yard? Read full book review >