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Glass Mountain

(1991)
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Library Journal
Newbery medal-winner and YA writer Voigt has attempted to jump into the adult fiction market. Her novel is a frivolous effort at best, reminiscent of a fluffy Fifties movies, with enough references to steamy sex tossed in to update it. Gregor, the seemingly fortune-hunting butler of playboy Theo, meets and courts shy, diffident, wealthy Alexis secretly. Theo and Alexis's parents are setting up a match between those two, and Gregor doesn't realize that Alexis is Theo's intended. Also, Theo has a yen for someone else. Then there is Theo's sister Sara and her woes with Brad. Typical boys meet girls, boys lose girls, but in the end everybody lives happily ever after--yawn. Oh yes, as an extra fillip, Gregor has a dark secret in his past. All characters seem to be two-dimensional and not very likable. Perhaps for the soap opera set.-- Dawn Anderson, North Richland Hills P.L., Tex.

School Library Journal
YA-- Playboy Theodore Mondleigh decides to marry ''Prune,'' whom he does not love, to please his wealthy parents. His butler, Gregor, falls in love with Alexis. At Theo's engagement dinner, Gregor discovers that Alexis is ''Prune''. YAs will glimpse the lifestyle of the leisure class in New York City as the characters dabble with the trappings of educated affluence. They will relate to Theo's younger sister, who brings further complications. Voigt's credible characterization portrays enough human frailty to make the arrogance tolerable. High school students should enjoy the author's transition from YA to adult fiction.-- Arlene Bathgate, Lee High School, Fairfax County, VA

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Glass Mountain
Author(s): Cynthia Voigt
ISBN: 0-15-135825-7 / 978-0-15-135825-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Glass Mountain
Author(s): Cynthia Voigt
ISBN: 1-63576-111-5 / 978-1-63576-111-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diversion Books
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April 1992 : USA Paperback

Title: Glass Mountain
Author(s): Cynthia Voigt
ISBN: 1-56054-382-5 / 978-1-56054-382-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Glass Mountain
Author(s): Cynthia Voigt
Publisher: Diversion Books
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