Search Results: "Jay Spenser"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A satisfying journey guided by an able pilot."
Knowledgeable, accessible history of heavier-than-air flight. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"Well-written and intelligent: a must for aviation buffs, and convincing back-up for Charles Lindbergh's appreciative comment that the 747 was 'one of the great ones.'"
Detailed and absorbing memoir by the engineer who led Boeing's development of the world's most commercially successful airplane. 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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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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LOCAL RULES by Jay Brandon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"The result is professionally engrossing, but well below the level of the author's more thrilling legal thrillers."
Pulled over for speeding on the fringes of tiny Green Hills, Texas, former San Antonio prosecutor Jordan Marshall is pressed into service entering what he's assured will be a pro forma plea for Wayne Orkney, an apathetic teen who savagely beat his best friend, Kevin Wainwright, in front of half the town. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND HUMOR OF ROBIN WILLIAMS by Jay David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

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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 >

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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 EYE OF THE ASPEN by Jay Eacker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"Diverting and delightful verse."
In this debut collection, an author reminds readers that poetry can be fun. Read full book review >

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GRUDGE MATCH by Jay Brandon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Laboring long under the shadows of Grisham and Turow, Brandon has yet to earn the recognition he deserves. But his 13th case—featuring multifaceted characters caught in page-turning dilemmas, his best since his 1990 debut, Fade the Heat—just might be lucky."
An undersung hero of courtroom drama (Executive Privilege, 2001, etc.) returns with an admirably complex novel about bitter betrayal and sweet revenge. Read full book review >