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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jay Amberg  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Amberg lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jay Amberg is the author of eleven books. He received a BA from Georgetown University and a PhD from Northwestern University. He has taught high school and college students since 1972.His latest book, Bone Box, is now available from Amika Press. Amberg has also published Cycle, America’s Fool, Whale Song, and compiled 52 Poems for Men. Prior to Amika Press, Amberg published thriller novels Doubloon (Forge), Blackbird Singing (Forge) and Deep Gold (Warner Books).Among his books on teaching are School Smarts and The Study Skills Handbook, published by Good Year. Amberg wrote The Creative Writing Handbook (Good Year) with Mark Henry Larson and Verbal Review and Workbook for the SAT (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) with Robert S Boone.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

America's fool :
ISBN: 9780970841674. OCLC Number: 823376043

Amika Press,. .

Blackbird singing /
ISBN: 0312865546. OCLC Number: 38976277

Forge,. .

After kidnaping the daughter of a TV anchorwoman, a Chicago man turns the event into a media circus by making no ransom demand and posting nude pictures of the girl on the Internet. Detective Tom Hopkins discovers the kidnaper is getting back at his mother. By the author of Deep Gold.

Bone box
ISBN: 9781937484279. OCLC Number: 908119777

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On a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea in Turkey, an international team of archeologists discovers a stone box that first-century Jews used to rebury their dead. The box's Aramaic inscription: Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. Sophia Altay, the beautiful French-Turkish archeologist who heads the team, tries to keep the discovery secret until she can authenticate the ossuary. She knows that people will kill to obtain the relics - and to suppress the box's other contents, documents that could alter Western history.

Cycle /
ISBN: 1937484009. OCLC Number: 964525699

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Deep gold /
ISBN: 0446360570. OCLC Number: 24401536

Warner Books,. .

Doubloon /
ISBN: 0765301008. OCLC Number: 48559199

Forge,. .

Passion, greed, and the allure of sunken treasure in the Florida Keys.

Fifty-two poems for men /
ISBN: 0970841604. OCLC Number: 49201617

Amika Press,. .

School smarts :
ISBN: 0673361365. OCLC Number: 31097897

GoodYearBooks,. .

"The invaluable desk-top reference helps you study more effectively with more than 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries in language arts, history, math, science, music, and art. Entries were derived from textbooks currently in use across the curriculum. It's the perfect tutor; helping you with 'school words.'"

The creative writing handbook
ISBN: 1596472766. OCLC Number: 25703788

GoodYearBooks,. .

Explaining how to write narratives, fiction, and poetry, this guide offers examples of professional and student writing, a step-by-step writing process, and pre-writing and editing activities.

The learning skills handbook /
ISBN: 0673360989. OCLC Number: 28476330

GoodYear Books,. .

The study skills handbook /
ISBN: 1596472308. OCLC Number: 34418178

GoodYearBooks,. .

Verbal review and workbook for the scholastic aptitude test /
ISBN: 0156000881. OCLC Number: 8283224

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,. .