Search Results: "Jay Michaelson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Inclusive and modern theology that will give both Jewish and Christian readers a reason to celebrate sexual diversity."
A progressive look at homosexuality in religion told from a Jewish perspective. Read full book review >

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Murder in the Valley of the Kings by Paul Stanley Michaelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A bold, atmospheric tale of murder set amid the ruins of a mystifying ancient civilization."
A swiftly paced, imaginative Egyptian murder mystery anchored by a randy band of tomb raiders. Read full book review >

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Romosa: The Island of Eternal Youth by Paul Stanley Michaelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"Some readers might wish for more time on the island, but there'll be no complaints about this breezy, quick read that can be enjoyed in an afternoon."
A woman's plea for help leads two grad students to a remote island that may hold the secret to infinite youth in the author's latest thriller (Murder in the Valley of the Kings, 2013, etc.). 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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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 >

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CYCLE by Jay Amberg
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"An inspiring call to action, though the straightforward chastisement can be mildly off-putting."
Four introspective, first-person memoirs from flora and fauna of the Earth as part of an ecologically minded call toward understanding the fragile web of life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"An artful class portrait of a town seen through the lens of a game, a tight-throated personal journey back into youth, and a keen description of the life force that hockey can be."
Writing part memoir, part chronicle of a high-school hockey season, journalist and novelist Atkinson (Caveman Politics, 1997) takes readers along on his emotional ride as assistant coach of the 1999-2000 Methuen Rangers. Read full book review >

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A MONK JUMPED OVER A WALL by Jay Nussbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Bittersweet and unflinchingly real."
Nussbaum's meaningful look at the strength it takes to shed the person you thought you were to become the person you were meant to be. Read full book review >

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1940 by Jay Neugeboren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A compelling read on many levels, offering personal reflection, historical speculation and mystery."
A novel set on the eve of World War II, focusing on Dr. Eduard Bloch, an Austrian physician who treated Adolf Hitler as a young man and who had been the attending physician when Hitler's mother was dying of breast cancer. Read full book review >