Search Results: "Albert Flynn DeSilver"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"A beautifully written memoir of awakening and self-acceptance."
DeSilver's memoir recounts the adolescent and young-adult experiences that shaped his writing and artistic endeavors as an acclaimed poet. Read full book review >

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OUT OF HIS LEAGUE by Pat Flynn
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Fans of sports stories and Friday Night Lights will find this an especially enjoyable tale. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ozzie, a rugby player from West Queensland, Australia, participates in a high-school exchange program that lands him in the small, football-crazy West Texas town of Hope. Read full book review >

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SOME ETHER by Nick Flynn
Released: June 1, 2000

"Despite some unevenness, though, these are good poems about survival—a topic most will find far more interesting than the breast-beating sanctimoniousness of victimhood."
Flynn lives in Brooklyn and is a member of Columbia University's Writing Project. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH THE HYENAS by Robert Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 1995

"In most of the stories here, though, Flynn portrays quiet dignity, humanity, and a wisdom that comes from experience."
Sixteen stories in three groups (War, Armistice, Peace) but united by a common gift: the author's fine-tuned ability to craft astute observations of human nature. Read full book review >

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TRANSFER OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1999

"The prose is pedestrian, the plotting predictable, the characters comic strip, and the end long in coming. (Author Tour)"
Second-novelist Flynn (Term Limits, 1998) returns, this time with an overstuffed political thriller about bad guys kidnapping the White House. Read full book review >

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A PUBLIC BODY by Raymond Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

A Public Body ($10.95 paperback original; Jan. 1; 250 pp.; 0- 340-64975-5): Eddathorpe Councillor William (``Klondike Bill'') Read full book review >

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THE BOY RECESSION by Flynn Meaney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Teens who enjoy novels in two voices will pick this up, but they will find little new. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This novel with two protagonists has authentic teen voices but nothing new to say. Read full book review >

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THE UNMASKING by Kevin Flynn
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1993

"Overall, then, a torpid chronicle."
Sluggish, standard-model true-crime account of a multiple rapist who concealed his crimes for seven years while married and involved in a fundamentalist church. Read full book review >

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VENABLE PARK by Tom Flynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A simple, sad narrative of one good man's ongoing struggles."
Flynn's first novel takes place in 1920s Baltimore and features a perspective on this time period not often seen. Read full book review >

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DIGGER by Joseph Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 1997

"Shamelessly melodramatic entertainment, though with a crude narrative power that will make most readers keep turning the pages."
Flynn's hardcover debut is an extravagant but oddly appealing blue-collar opera: amid constant touches of magic realism and in- your-face symbols, Vietnam vets join forces with union men and women to battle a corrupt industrialist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A provocative critique by one eminently qualified to make it."
We live, writes national security expert Flynn, in a time of "homeland insecurity"—and, he adds, "we are sailing into a national security version of the Perfect Storm." Read full book review >