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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JULIA GLASS
by Kerri Arsenault

Julia Glass, author of A House Among the Trees, speaks to me wearing sweaty badminton clothes. Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she lives, operates one of the few remaining private badminton clubs—Gut‘n Feathers—in the United States. “If I have a routine, it’s not writing; it’s playing badminton as often as I can,” she says. Her love of the sport mirrors the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS by Ira Bloom
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A reworking of some classic stories that will entertain its readers even if it doesn't stay with them very long. (Fantasy. 13-18) "
Franklin N. "Norm" Stein, a scarred teen with acromegaly, starts at a new school where he meets a trio of sisters who are witches and helps them escape the thrall of two vampires. Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING SONG by Ira Eisenstadt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A swing and a miss."
An aging baseball player struggles with life off the field. Read full book review >

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TO THE HOOP by Ira Berkow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 1997

"Touching, inspiring, funny, and never self-indulgent, this is a sporting memoir that will connect with readers on many levels. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
Using as a backdrop his lifelong devotion to playing basketball, Berkow, a respected New York Times sportswriter, shares his perspectives on life, death, sickness, health, and, of course, the quest for the perfect drive to the hoop. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"A useful primer for policy wonks and medical practitioners."
Despite manifest shortcomings, the American health-care system has come a long way over the past 250 years. Read full book review >

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DEBASEMENTS OF BROOKLYN by Ira Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2016

"Fun stuff, this oddball mating of The Godfather and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight."
In Gold's debut, small-time Brooklyn hood Howard "Windows" Fenster sells weed and collects vigorish for capo Vinnie Five-Five Spoleto, but Howard's passion is the Penguin Classics library he inherited from his mob accountant father. Read full book review >

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GOING PUBLIC by Ira Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 1991

"But the characters are quirky and mostly lovable, and the moral underpinnings as wholesome as apple pie, making this a sweet bet of a love story for the Reader's Digest crowd."
The sensibility behind this comic novel by the author of The Kitchen Man (1985) is all It's a Wonderful Life, but updated to account for today's divorce rate, sexual liberation, compulsive career grubbing, and good kids who nonetheless pierce each ear five times. Read full book review >

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SINGER by Ira Sher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"Elliptical, unsettling and strangely fascinating."
A New Jersey gallery owner accompanies a traveling salesman on an impressionistic, campy circumnavigation of the South in Sher's follow-up to Gentlemen of Space (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2013

"Some will quarrel with aspects of Katznelson's analysis, few with his widely allusive, elegant prose."
A wholly new approach to the New Deal takes history we thought we knew and makes it even richer and more complex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2005

"Katznelson also deepens our understanding of the modern civil rights movement, which begins in the 1930s, not the 1960s: a thoughtful account for readers with an interest in that history."
A searching study of institutional inequality, much of it wrought, then as now, by the South. Read full book review >

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FOLKS CALL ME APPLESEED JOHN by Andrew  Glass
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Charming book, charming hero. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
From Glass (Charles T. McBiddle, 1993, etc.), an amalgam of traditional stories about Johnny ``Appleseed'' Chapman, a charismatic figure with a real way with words. Read full book review >