Search Results: "Ira Glass"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW KINGS OF NONFICTION by Ira Glass
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A journalistic mixtape for the ages."
A wholly satisfying greatest-hits collection of nonfiction. Read full book review >

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IRA FOXGLOVE by Thomas McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2004

"Reminiscent of the best of Walker Percy: a deeply funny, strange, moving account of middle-aged angst overcome by genius, sympathy, and profound naiveté."
A deceptively lighthearted fourth novel by the late cult favorite McMahon (1943-99; Loving Little Egypt, 1986, etc.) depicts a forlorn husband's tragicomic quest to reclaim his AWOL wife. Read full book review >

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IRA GERSHWIN by Philip Furia
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Ira was a master at breathing new life into old formulas with an urbane wit; Furia, unfortunately, is unable to do the same."
Furia, who has already attempted a general survey of the great American lyricists (Poets of Tin Pan Alley, 1990), turns his attention to the works of a giant of the field. Read full book review >

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GLASS by Sam Savage
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An engaging study of both the quirks and the depths of personality."
Edna reviews her life and relationships through free association and through the concatenation of objects that drift into her view. Read full book review >

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GLASS by Ellen Hopkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Hypnotically sad, with a realistic lack of closure. (Fiction. YA)"
Kristina continues to dance with the monster of crystal methamphetamine, her fragmented emotions and cloudy denial displayed keenly by Hopkins's shards of free verse. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"With an eloquent storyteller's charm, he chronicles the love affair between our civilization and increasingly versatile glass."
Glass, like the articles Ellis has written for National Geographic, contains his reflections on a wonderful journey. Read full book review >

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IRA CRUMB MAKES A PRETTY GOOD FRIEND by Naseem Hrab
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A valuable lesson in friendship, with walking pickles on the side. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Ira Crumb is "trustworthy, super helpful, and also really fun to be around"—but, having just moved, he is also "The New Kid." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A humorous, lively and humane memoir."
A stand-up comedian's upfront account of the personal struggles with homosexuality that underlay his successful career as an entertainer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE OF GLASS by Sophie Littlefield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"While a solidly constructed book, certain headlines deserve respect and distance, and some may consider Littleton's account exploitative."
Littlefield (Garden of Stones, 2013, etc.) draws facts from a true crime to create a novel about vicious intruders who invade an upper-class family's home in Calumet, Minn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURNING GLASS by Kathryn Purdie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Unfortunately, this debut is just another first in an epic fantasy trilogy that relies on a love triangle to bring tension to the story. (map) (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Revolution is brewing in Riaznin, and 17-year-old novice Auraseer Sonya Petrova is the people's only hope for freedom. Read full book review >

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GLASS HEART by Amy  Garvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A mixed bag of magic and romance. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Exploring new magical abilities that include the power to resurrect the dead is a game to Wren, but when she meets Fiona and Bay, suddenly magic turns deadly serious. Read full book review >

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GLASS SOUP by Jonathan Carroll
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Dazzling details and more twists than a bag of pretzels: disquieting, often absorbing, but, for skeptical readers, more questions than answers."
Vienna resident Carroll's sequel to his fantasy about the afterlife, White Apples (2002). Read full book review >