Search Results: "M. Glenn Taylor"


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THE MARROWBONE MARBLE COMPANY by M. Glenn Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2010

"A huge ensemble cast and a complex social narrative may put casual readers off, but the rewards for those who see this one through are satisfying indeed."
A giant of a man seeks his fortune in the hills of West Virginia. Read full book review >

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JOHN GLENN by John Glenn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 1999

"Despite the simple, even pedestrian writing, Glenn's story of how he became a throwback to the heroic age of discovery is enduringly thrilling. (16 pages b&w photographs, not seen) (Book-of- the-Month Club Main Selection)"
Mr. Smith goes to NASA, then Washington, then NASA again. Read full book review >

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A HANGING AT CINDER BOTTOM by Glenn Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2015

"Like Portis' True Grit, an American fable told with literary nuance."
Taylor (The Marrowbone Marble Company, 2010, etc.) draws a morality tale from Appalachian coal country, "a place cinched by the hills…[that] watched over man's thin attempt at living."Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Useful and easy reading, this evaluation of Lee as a gifted soldier and a Christian gentleman of character and humility does not provide many new insights nor convincingly refute the claims of Lee's critics."
A new study that defends the South's greatest icon against the negative assessment promulgated by such revisionist biographies as Thomas Connelly's The Marble Man (1977). Read full book review >

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WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD by John M. Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1991

"An orthodox but sensible treatment of a dedicated politician- statesman who was sometimes too clever and complex for his own good. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the secretary of state in the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Cabinets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"A substantial, valuable study. (22 b&w illustrations)"
Altschuler (Changing Channels, 1992) and Blumin (History/Cornell) debunk the supposed "golden era" of American electoral politics: 1840 through 1860, when voter turnouts approached 80 percent in many elections. Read full book review >

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IT’S HARD TO HURRY WHEN YOU’RE A SNAIL by Dorothy M. Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"A poster of Noah and the animals is included. (Religion/picture book. 3-5)"
A shy snail sets off on a mysterious journey in this story that concludes with the surprise appearance of Noah and his Ark. Read full book review >

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THE REBEL WIFE by Taylor M. Polites
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"This feverishly static tale offers obvious lessons in sin and freedom."
Widowed in postwar Alabama, with fever raging and no one to trust but a freed slave, Augusta (Gus) Branson needs to find her future, in this heavily atmospheric Southern gothic. Read full book review >

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The Awakening of Adam Capello by M. W. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"A well-conceived sci-fi exploration of the human mind and its capacity for empathy."
A speculative and introspective debut novel about what past lives can tell people about themselves and their futures. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS ON THE MARCH by Derek Taylor Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"A joke that is on its way to wearing thin. (website) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A new semester of "learning, horror, and mayhem" at a school where all the faculty and half of the students are monsters, the narrator is a ghost and the Locker of Infinite Oblivion is just one of the dark fates awaiting incautious passersby. Read full book review >