Search Results: "Jay Bilas"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A better fit for the article format, but there's enough here to toughen up even the softest players."
Former Duke basketball player and current ESPN college hoops analyst Bilas surveys an all-star cast of athletes and coaches to define the true meaning of toughness—and suggest how it can be developed. Read full book review >

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123 by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Just wonderful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jay offers a worthy companion to her ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book (2003) that is winsome and clever, with many layers to explore. Read full book review >

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THE EDUMACATION OF JAY BAKER by Jay Clark
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Restraint would have been the better part of valor here. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A sardonic teen must balance life, love and irritable bowel syndrome in this strained middle-class comedy of manners. Read full book review >

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JULIET IMMORTAL by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An uneven combination of Shakespeare and the supernatural. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Shakespeare's famous teenage lovers are re-imagined as immortal enemies in this convoluted and occasionally gruesome update of Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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MY SO-CALLED DEATH by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2010

"However, pieces of this story may feel too derivative for some readers—such as the schism at the school between natural and 'deprogrammed' zombies, which closely parallels the Muggle-born versus wizard-born dichotomy of Harry Potter. (Supernatural comedy. 12 & up)"
Peppered with gross-out humor, the camp flows freely in this latest zombie comedy from Jay. Read full book review >

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FIVE HUNDRED SIRENS by Jay Shearer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"A dispiriting ramble with two unsympathetic losers."
Baby's not a problem. It's his stay-at-home dad who can't help getting into trouble in thisfirst novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive or enjoyable history of the Space Race."
NBC journalist Barbree, who holds the distinction of being the only reporter to cover every space mission flown by astronauts, recounts the fascinating, tragic and ultimately inspirational history of the U.S. space program. Read full book review >

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SUPRA by Jay Freen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious, idiosyncratic novel about the legacy of Cali cannabis culture."
Freen tells the complex story of a legendary Northern California marijuana-growing operation in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD by Jay Neugeboren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Although summarizing the arc of the narrative makes it sound like the most sensational of soap operas, it's anything but—Neugeboren presents a meditation on life, love, art and family relationships that's reminiscent of the best of John Updike."
Aided by his friend Nick, Charlie Eisner travels to Singapore and Borneo to find—or perhaps to lose—himself, but Nick's sudden death brings Charlie back to the States. Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF THE ASPEN by Jay Eacker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"Diverting and delightful verse."
In this debut collection, an author reminds readers that poetry can be fun. Read full book review >

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THE WEALTH OF MAN by Peter Jay
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Huge nuggets of macroeconomics, some skillfully refined and some not."
An ambitious and erratic economic history of the world, from the Fertile Crescent to the current success of Chinese pragmatism. Read full book review >

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BLACKBIRD SINGING by Jay Amberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Builds nicely, then deftly bends one's expectations."
Hefty thriller/police procedural, from the author of Deep Gold (paperback), that seems pretty much done by the numbers until its wilder heart is revealed. Read full book review >