Search Results: "Jay Glass"


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Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"This potent manifesto may not spark a revolution, but it will get readers thinking."
A wide-ranging critique of American exceptionalism. 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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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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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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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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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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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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7 RECENT TIME TRAVEL NOVELS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
by John DeNardo

Time travel is one of my favorite science fiction sub-genres. It's a longtime mainstay of science fiction literature, but it also seems to be making a resurgence in television as well. Timeless is a TV show in which a team of travelers attempt to stop a supposed terrorist from changing history by changing the outcome of famous historical events ...


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"An author's note includes extensive information on the sources and research for the story; a bibliography and map of key sites are also included. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Today's kids might not know the name of Daniel Boone (or what a coonskin cap is), but this original tall tale explains why Boone wore that distinctive hat as a boy, and why he stopped wearing it, too. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An inventive take-off on the boyhood lives of Willy and Orv, as they called each other, two curious and imaginative boys who became famous for launching aviation history. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
With his typically breezy illustrations, Glass puts a different spin on the story of the Wright brothers, recreating a childhood incident in the spirit of a folk tale. Read full book review >

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CHARLES T. McBIDDLE by Andrew  Glass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"In words and pictures, Glass effectively parlays an archetypal rite of passage into an even more universal message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A classic childhood monster comes out of the bedroom closet (where it frequently lurks in children's books) and climbs onto Charles Tarzan McBiddle's bike. Read full book review >