Search Results: "Glenn Garvin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A partisan but restrained account; we are unlikely to see a better one."
A journalist's excellent history of the Nicaraguan civil war. Read full book review >

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GLENN GOULD by Peter F. Ostwald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

One of Gould's friends memorializes the virtuoso pianist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"No honest history of the Cuban revolution and its relation to American foreign policy can be written without reference to works such as this."
A fiery prison memoir extolling the virtues of rebellion against oppression, against any odds, and no matter what the cost. Read full book review >

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JOHN GLENN by John Glenn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 1999

"Despite the simple, even pedestrian writing, Glenn's story of how he became a throwback to the heroic age of discovery is enduringly thrilling. (16 pages b&w photographs, not seen) (Book-of- the-Month Club Main Selection)"
Mr. Smith goes to NASA, then Washington, then NASA again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1998

"An intelligent and welcome addition to a somewhat overloaded shelf."
A retired FBI field commander reports on his quarter-century with the bureau. Read full book review >

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GODSPEED, JOHN GLENN by Richard Hilliard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A way to show very young readers an astronaut story, but Sally Ride's To Space and Back (1986) is much more engaging. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Hilliard's biography of John Glenn focuses on his first orbit of the earth in 1962 in Friendship 7, the Mercury capsule, but does briefly mention his early life and history. Read full book review >

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GLENN GOULD: A Life and Variations by Otto Friedrich
Released: April 28, 1989

A thin biography of the eccentric but undeniably great Canadian pianist; by Time senior writer Friedrich (The End of the World, 1982; City of Nets, 1986; etc.). Read full book review >

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SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN by Jeff Garvin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Overall, a welcome mirror for gender-fluid teens and a helpful introduction for others. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Riley Cavanaugh, whose father is a prominent politician in a conservative Southern California county, navigates being gender fluid and experiencing panic attacks. Read full book review >

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THE DOG YEAR by Ann Wertz Garvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Hopeful but not saccharine, this novel offers a deeply sympathetic view of recovery from grief."
Caught stealing supplies from her workplace, a bereaved woman is given the choice to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings or lose her job. Read full book review >

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A Faithful Son by Michael Scott Garvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"A striking tale of coming-of-age, loss, sexuality, and self-discovery, filled with rich characters."
Garvin depicts the splendor and squalor of both the natural and human worlds in this debut literary novel. Read full book review >

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PENNY LEE AND HER TV by Glenn McCoy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Put it on your schedule—it could be good for a few minutes of prime-time reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The object of McCoy's barbed humor is a bit moldy by this date, but his wiry hero and addled heroine make this worth one last go-round. Read full book review >