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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ABC by Alison Jay
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Very, very nice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Many of the elements that appear in Jay's whimsically mysterious paintings—the oversized fruit, the winsome blue crescent moon, the elongated figures with plump midsections and attenuated limbs—reappear in this abecedarian. Read full book review >

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MUTANT RAT ATTACK! by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A gassed-up, gaseous spy story without much spying. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Until recently, Dexter Drabner only dreamed of being a world-famous secret spy. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TUMMY  by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"While undeniably goofy and action-packed, this probably won't gain fans among Egyptians or overweight people. (glossary) (Adventure. 7-12)"
Third-grade spy Dexter Drabner from Mutant Rat Attack! (2017) returns for another wacky adventure. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. (Fiction. YA)"
"Everything affects everything," declares Hannah Baker, who killed herself two weeks ago. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 1990

Anecdotal, autobiographical, gastronomic jottings from self-described "hired belly" Jacobs—who seems to assume that his near 15 years as Gourmet magazine's New York restaurant critic makes his every bite, peeve, and junket of interest to the perfect strangers he expects to read his book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2012

"A compelling read for those interested in medieval Spanish history and literature."
Stanton's debut novel is a fictionalized account of the life of Pedro López de Ayala, a 14th-century Spanish poet and historian who served under a series of kings. Read full book review >

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THE STARS CAN WAIT by Jay Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"So much here feels forced and improbable that it's difficult to properly credit the delicacy with which the scenes have been shaped and rendered. Basu is a real stylist, but has yet to prove himself a novelist."
A first-time author's impressive lyric gift graces—but isn't enough to save—this simultaneously underimagined and overplotted debut set in a mining village in occupied Poland during WWII.. Read full book review >

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FEAR ITSELF by Jay Fitzpatrick

"A somewhat strange but mildly exciting novel imagining a titanic crisis."
Fitzpatrick's debut political thriller untangles the depths of government corruption in the event of a terrorist attack on the United States' major cities. Read full book review >