Search Results: "Jay Neugeboren"


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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD by Jay Neugeboren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Although summarizing the arc of the narrative makes it sound like the most sensational of soap operas, it's anything but—Neugeboren presents a meditation on life, love, art and family relationships that's reminiscent of the best of John Updike."
Aided by his friend Nick, Charlie Eisner travels to Singapore and Borneo to find—or perhaps to lose—himself, but Nick's sudden death brings Charlie back to the States. Read full book review >

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JAY by Jay Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"An account that rushes too quickly from one memory to the next without allowing a scene's potential to develop fully."
A debut memoir focuses on a rural childhood and adventurous self-discovery. Read full book review >

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MAX BAER & THE STAR OF DAVID by Jay Neugeboren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An accomplished writer, Neugeboren draws a nice sketch of an ebullient, affectionate Baer, but overall he leaves too many questions unanswered."
As the real-life prizefighter Baer rises to become heavyweight champion and a national celebrity, he shares himself and his good fortune with a black couple who guard an awful secret. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"An affecting personal story, coupled with a well-supported plea for revolutionizing care."
Clearly, we could be doing much more to help those with mental illness. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"A skillful blending of personal experience and public concerns."
What begins as a memoir of one man's encounter with modern medicine expands into contemplation of the state of health care today. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

An uncommon tale of brotherly love, and a passionate defense of the notion that dignity belongs as much to the mad as to the rest of us. 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 >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"As is, not Neugeboren's best, though a judicious pruning might have helped."
An uneven third collection from Neugeboren, author of seven novels and two memoirs (Open Heart: A Patient's Story of Life-Saving Medicine and Life-Giving Friendship, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE KIDS by Jay Neugeboren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This time, he gives them their money's worth, and then some."
Fifteen polished stories by the veteran author of, most recently, a deeply felt memoir of his brother, Imagining Robert (1997). Read full book review >

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BLUE JAY GIRL by Sylvia Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"An appealing window into a long-ago world. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Because her friends' parents think her dangerous, nine-year-old Blue Jay Girl tries to change her nature to that of a careful quail, but the tribal healer and her husband help her adopt careful ways without sacrificing her boldness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now, writing with Miller, he shares the secrets of his inspirations and creations. (Abrams; $35.00; Oct.; 160 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3579-1; color and b&w photos)"
If you're just a little bored with Tiffany's (a girl can use only so many tasteful diamonds, after all), here's a change: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the fabulous faker's tribute to himself and his 30-years-plus as a creator of wildly imaginative costume jewelry. Read full book review >

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JABBER THE STELLER'S JAY by Sylvester Allred
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A well-intentioned effort that fails to take flight. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
The first year in the life of a Steller's jay is recounted, with a focus on the Southwest ponderosa pine forest and other animals that live there. Read full book review >