The Man with the Glass Heart

The Man with the Glass Heart

by Shelly Reuben


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ISBN-13: 9780988418103
Publisher: Bernard Street Books
Publication date: 10/20/2012
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Man with the Glass Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Maggie_the_Reader More than 1 year ago
Reading The Man with the Glass Heart brought me to a beautiful fairytale land of the unknown in a manner I have never before experienced in adult literature. In this lovely fable, we follow Panache, an adventuresome road gypsy with a love for the beauty and excitement that nature has to offer, as she meets the Man with the Glass Heart. Benjamin Pencil, with his proud and protective nature towards his translucent and shimmering glass heart, ends up accompanying Panache on her journey to the mountains. However, many obstacles stand in their way. Through little things – the cups of coffee, the first crack of a smile from Benjamin Pencil, and the ever so loveable Papa playing his saxophone and protecting his daughter Panache in his irresponsible yet irresistible way, the story and all of its unique characters reveal themselves. Never have I enjoyed a book so…one that brought me into such a heart-warming and unforgettable land. Needless to say, I was sad to reach the last page. This book is a must-read – you will love every second of Reuben’s enchanting writing. The Man with the Glass Heart would make a wonderful Christmas present!
jackie19 More than 1 year ago
The Man with the Glass Heart by Shelly Reuben made me believe again in the power, heartbreak, and magic of love. Although well aware that it was a work of fantasy, I couldn't help but get carried away and captured by the beauty of the setting, the characters, and the writing. I'll definitely be looking for more books by this author.
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
Not having read a fable since my youth, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I began Shelly Reuben’s THE MAN WITH THE GLASS HEART. What I found was a well crafted story with beguiling characters and a fantasy world that drew me in and made me want to believe. I found a book that held me spellbound from beginning to end. Panache is a delightful road gypsy on her merry way to the mountains. Along the way she encounters Benjamin Pencil, the Man with the Glass Heart. Benjamin has never been to the mountains and sees no use for them. His only concern is guarding his glass heart. In time he agrees to go with Panache to the mountains. On their journey they come upon some very intriguing characters. They meet the Woman with the Breeding, who collects hearts; the Man who Laughs, who creates fear and kills dreams; and Panache’s father, who is unreliable, but irresistible. They also encounter Melody, a melodious laughing bird, that lures Benjamin into an Arabian Nights world that changes everything. Reuben does an excellent job weaving this fable with a mixture of make-believe and life’s lessons. The story flows smoothly, is easy to follow, and the characters are enchanting. THE MAN WITH THE GLASS HEART is a story of love and loss, hopes and dreams, and living and experiencing life. To summarize it more, I think would be difficult. This is the type of book where each reader will encounter their own unique experiences and each take away something a little different. To lose yourself in a world of possibilities, take a journey with Panache and THE MAN WITH THE GLASS HEART. FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
BookLover1DN More than 1 year ago
A Lovely Fable! The Man With the Glass Heart by Shelly Reuben is a beautiful tale of life and love, and all the possibilities to both if only one is open to them. Our heroine, Panache, is a road gypsy who experiences life to the fullest in every way she can. She meets Benjamin Pencil, a young man who closely guards the glass heart he takes everyhere with him. He worries constantly that someone will get to close to his glass heart and spoil it. How can these two totally different people ever get along? What's unveiled for the reader is a wonderfully told fable wrapped in beautiful language with characters that are rich and full. It sparkles and crackles with hope and is a reminder of the goodness that abounds when we keep our eyes and our hearts open. Surely a tale for all times and maybe especially for these times.