Search Results: "Jay Bilas"


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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"A plainspoken history book demonstrating subtleties galore."
A British scholar untangles one of the most infamous pieces of American foreign-policy legislation. 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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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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KALIMPURA by Jay Lake
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"The barely credible narrative stands in strange contrast to the backdrop's persuasively gritty details and Green's far more absorbing personal dilemmas."
Third fantasy outing for narrator Green, now 16 years old, a warrior in the service of the Lily Goddess (Endurance, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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CLOUDS OF DREAMS by Jay Kotek
Released: June 9, 2011

"Intriguing ideas highlighted by Kotek's poetry and largely underserved by his prose."
A collection of poetry and prose exploring topics such as love, devotion, pain, truth, fundamentalism, war and death. Read full book review >

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LOCAL RULES by Jay Brandon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"The result is professionally engrossing, but well below the level of the author's more thrilling legal thrillers."
Pulled over for speeding on the fringes of tiny Green Hills, Texas, former San Antonio prosecutor Jordan Marshall is pressed into service entering what he's assured will be a pro forma plea for Wayne Orkney, an apathetic teen who savagely beat his best friend, Kevin Wainwright, in front of half the town. Read full book review >