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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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 >

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THE SWEETWATER RUN by Andrew  Glass
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

In a work subtitled ``The Story of Buffalo Bill Cody and the Pony Express,'' Glass (Folks Call Me Appleseed John, 1995, etc.) presents a well-researched, colorfully written, and dynamically illustrated fictional (some characters are invented, and historians are unsure whether Cody actually carried mail for the Pony Express) account of how 14-year-old Will Cody became the youngest rider, carrying the news of President Lincoln's election westward on a portion of the route along the North Platte and Sweetwater rivers in Wyoming Territory. Read full book review >

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THE INTERPRETER by Suzanne Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The plot is whisper-thin, and newcomer Glass, a columnist for London's Financial Times, doesn't say whether it has any factual basis. The main interest here lies in her subtle characterization and moody, elegiac style."
Oddly understated debut novel about a possible cure for AIDS. Read full book review >

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JEHOSHUA: SIGNS AND WONDERS by Garrett Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Creatively portrays a classic story that both believers and nonbelievers may enjoy."
Glass' first novel in a planned trilogy retells the early days of Christianity, with the followers of Jesus as the main characters. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE AMONG THE TREES by Julia Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"This is a fitting tribute to the man who brought boldness and emotional depth to children's literature: vivid without being simplistic, as grippingly readable as it is thoughtful."
The sudden death of a successful children's author leaves the survivors to grapple with his legacy and consider the secrets we all keep in this radiant latest from Glass (And the Dark Sacred Night, 2014, etc.). 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 >