Search Results: "Vaughn Glasgow"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"The magnum opus of America's magnificent reptile. (Two- hundred b&w photographs.)"
Marvelously entertaining account of the natural history of the American alligator, and of the worship, medicine, commerce, and art it has inspired. Read full book review >

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POLLY VAUGHN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A mostly successful attempt to clothe a classic tale in new attire. (Fiction. 8-14)"
As he did with Andersen's The Tinderbox (1990), Moser transplants a traditional British ballad with interesting parallels to Romeo and Juliet to Appalachia, a likely enough setting for the tragedy of a young man who, mistaking his beloved for a deer, shoots her and then is hanged for murder. Read full book review >

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THE TRAIN TO GLASGOW by Wilma Horsbrugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2004

"Poet and painter are popular in the UK (Cox has had some work published here); Anglophiles who haven't encountered either on this side of the pond will enjoy this quaint introduction. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cox reinforces the antique flavor of this droll bit of verse (first published in 1954), depicting with disheveled brushwork a lad in short pants, running to catch an old-fashioned train, then lending a hand when the lock on a cage full of chickens fails. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL LIVES IN GLASGOW by Gilles Bornais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A horrific yarn vigorously presented, though the translation is full of racy anachronisms from 'you jerk' to 'launched into her spiel' that don't sound much like 1887 at all."
Bornais's first English translation, winner of France's Black Claw Award, sends a newly promoted London detective to Glasgow to investigate a series of murders reaching back over 50 years to 1832. Read full book review >

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TUSCALOOSA by Glasgow Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 1994

"A tightly controlled, masterful debut with a unique voice: this 24-year-old author's gift for character, drama, and ironic understatement should take him far."
A passive-aggressive southern boy puts his past to rest in this debut novel: a honey-voiced tale edged with pitch-black humor and simmering with intimations of violence. Read full book review >

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YOUR JOHN by Joanne Glasgow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 1997

"These letters will be much enjoyed by the enduring Hall fan club, and by literary enthusiasts and voyeurs."
Passionate and revealing love letters from the iconic lesbian novelist. Read full book review >

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GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"This grittily provocative debut explores the horrors of self-harm and the healing power of artistic expression. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After surviving a suicide attempt, a fragile teen isn't sure she can endure without cutting herself. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL NONESUCH by Glasgow Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2007

"A mundane account of a pampered kid trying to find himself that offers nothing particularly illuminating, artful or self-reflective."
Phillips gets writer's block and ends up sucked into a chain of bad but lucrative businesses as he tries to figure out what to do with his life. Read full book review >

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BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A slight but well-crafted and heartfelt effort."
Vaughn, who's competent in many subgenres, eschews werewolves (Kitty Saves the World, 2015), superheroes (Dreams of the Golden Age, 2014), dragons (Refuge of Dragons, 2017), and spacefarers (Martians Abroad, 2017) for a smaller-scale story, an intimate post-apocalyptic mystery. Read full book review >

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STEEL by Carrie Vaughn
ADVENTURE
Released: March 15, 2011

"Through her assertive, appealing protagonist and a satisfying plot that sheds light on lesser-known aspects of pirate life, Vaughn introduces readers to an intriguing sport with an ancient pedigree. (author's note, glossary of fencing terms) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
In a thoroughly enjoyable take on the historical time-travel tale, Jill Archer, vacationing in the Bahamas with her family and depressed at having just missed qualifying for the Junior World Fencing Championships, uncovers the rusty tip of an old sword in the sand. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE by Carrie Vaughn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A worthy, rich and thoughtful sequel."
Is covert manipulation a better parental and corporate tactic than overt pressure? Vaughn's superpowered sequel to After the Golden Age (2011) attempts to answer that. Read full book review >

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DISCORD’S APPLE by Carrie Vaughn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2010

"Thin and inane."
A fantasy novel that combines modern apocalypse (or close to it), Greek mythology and Roman domestic life…and doesn't work on any level. Read full book review >