Search Results: "Jay Ponteri"


BOOK REVIEW

WEDLOCKED by Jay Ponteri
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"As this personal essay veers toward polemic, its humorless author seems a little too proud of his bravery at voicing the unspeakable, shattering the taboo."
What purports to be an unflinchingly, devastatingly honest look at the author's marriage—and the institution of American marriage in general—instead reveals its layers of deceit, even self-deception. 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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TILLY AND TANK by Jay Fleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An endearing picture-book debut about tolerance and the assumption of enmity instead of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An elephant attempts to befriend an artillery unit. 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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BLACKBIRD SINGING by Jay Amberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Builds nicely, then deftly bends one's expectations."
Hefty thriller/police procedural, from the author of Deep Gold (paperback), that seems pretty much done by the numbers until its wilder heart is revealed. Read full book review >

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The Books of the Kings by Jay Effemm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2015

"Slow, highly political fantasy."
In Effemm's debut novel, King Hhalon of Genan is driven to choices that bring danger to his reign. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive or enjoyable history of the Space Race."
NBC journalist Barbree, who holds the distinction of being the only reporter to cover every space mission flown by astronauts, recounts the fascinating, tragic and ultimately inspirational history of the U.S. space program. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"A testosterone-laden tale deserving of an audience well beyond the locker room."
Atkinson (Writing/Boston Univ.; Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac's Lost Highway and My Search for America, 2010, etc.) takes readers on an exuberant journey into the center of the rugby scrum. 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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NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A sensuous, shades-of-moral-gray world; a compelling, passionate heroine; a high-stakes quest for revenge—this is a fantasy fans won't be able to put down."
A dark and bloody fantasy about a young woman bent on revenge—at almost any price. Read full book review >