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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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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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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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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WILD by Jay Griffiths
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Griffith's love for words and her skill in using them, her easy familiarity with a host of poets, novelists, naturalists and anthropologists, her openness to new experiences and her willingness to reveal so much of herself, make this a fascinating journey."
An exuberant and erudite exploration of the meaning of wilderness and its place in our lives. 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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RULES OF EVIDENCE by Jay Brandon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"The deft final twist is the best part of this competent but disappointing sequel to Brandon's Edgar-nominated Fade the Heat (1990)."
Black San Antonio lawyer Raymond Boudro takes on the defense of Mike Stennett, a racist cop who's been his longtime adversary, when Stennett's accused of fatally beating Gordon ``Hoss'' Frazier. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LIFE by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The title suggests a number of questions—What constitutes the good life? Is it possible to sustain it in post-9/11 New York? Can it be bought? Or earned?—that the author fails to resolve."
McInerney's novel of 9/11 and its aftershocks offers acute cultural observation before sinking into a sappy romance. Read full book review >