Search Results: "Julia Glass"


BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE AMONG THE TREES by Julia Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"This is a fitting tribute to the man who brought boldness and emotional depth to children's literature: vivid without being simplistic, as grippingly readable as it is thoughtful."
The sudden death of a successful children's author leaves the survivors to grapple with his legacy and consider the secrets we all keep in this radiant latest from Glass (And the Dark Sacred Night, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT by Julia Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Why Daphne keeps her secret in the 21st century is hard to fathom, and it's just one of the creaking contrivances that fans of Glass' empowering tear-jerkers will have to overlook."
An unemployed former art history professor searches for his birth father's identity in the newest from Glass (The Widower's Tale, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THREE JUNES by Julia Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2002

"Nevertheless, a rather formidable debut. The traditional novel of social relations is very much alive in Three Junes. Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Bowen, among other exemplars, would surely approve."
Readers may be reminded of Evelyn Waugh and, especially, Angus Wilson by the rich characterizations and narrative sweep that grace this fine debut about three summers in—and surrounding—the lives of a prominent and prosperous Scottish family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIDOWER'S TALE by Julia Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Glass's perfect plot gives each character his or her due, in an irresistible pastoral tragicomedy that showcases the warmth and wisdom of one of America's finest novelists, approaching if not already arrived at her peak."
Another heartwarming winner from the NBA-anointed Massachusetts author. Read full book review >

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I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE by Julia Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Not a great novel, but a good one, and a promising extension of Glass's already impressive range."
The comforting and alienating effects of family closeness are portrayed with appealing warmth and wit in the third novel from the Massachusetts author (The Whole World Over, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE WORLD OVER by Julia Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Glass knows what she's doing. Readers who love quirky characters and a gentle wit that breathes affection even as it skewers human foolishness and frailty will follow her anywhere."
The cultures of Manhattan and New Mexico, straight and gay relationships, parents and children, are sensitively explored in Glass's replete successor to her NBA-winning debut novel, Three Junes (2002). Read full book review >

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JULIA GLASS
by Kerri Arsenault

Julia Glass, author of A House Among the Trees, speaks to me wearing sweaty badminton clothes. Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she lives, operates one of the few remaining private badminton clubs—Gut‘n Feathers—in the United States. “If I have a routine, it’s not writing; it’s playing badminton as often as I can,” she says. Her love of the sport mirrors the ...


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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOLKS CALL ME APPLESEED JOHN by Andrew  Glass
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Charming book, charming hero. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
From Glass (Charles T. McBiddle, 1993, etc.), an amalgam of traditional stories about Johnny ``Appleseed'' Chapman, a charismatic figure with a real way with words. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETWATER RUN by Andrew  Glass
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

In a work subtitled ``The Story of Buffalo Bill Cody and the Pony Express,'' Glass (Folks Call Me Appleseed John, 1995, etc.) presents a well-researched, colorfully written, and dynamically illustrated fictional (some characters are invented, and historians are unsure whether Cody actually carried mail for the Pony Express) account of how 14-year-old Will Cody became the youngest rider, carrying the news of President Lincoln's election westward on a portion of the route along the North Platte and Sweetwater rivers in Wyoming Territory. Read full book review >

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THE INTERPRETER by Suzanne Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The plot is whisper-thin, and newcomer Glass, a columnist for London's Financial Times, doesn't say whether it has any factual basis. The main interest here lies in her subtle characterization and moody, elegiac style."
Oddly understated debut novel about a possible cure for AIDS. Read full book review >