Search Results: "Andy Mulligan"


BOOK REVIEW

TRASH by Andy Mulligan
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Nevertheless, a zippy and classic briefcase-full-of-money thrill ride. (Thriller. 12-14)"
In an unnamed country (a thinly veiled Philippines), three teenage boys pick trash for a meager living. Read full book review >

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SHOPPING CART SOLDIERS by John Mulligan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Mulligan's fine telling of the story ought to help open a door of hope for others who may have been destroyed like Finn and are still left behind."
Autobiographical detail provides potent fuel for this uncommon saga of a Vietnam vet's long, agonizing reorganization of the fragments of his war-torn psyche—a moving first novel from San Franciscobased Mulligan. Read full book review >

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LOST LETTER by Neil Mulligan
Released: March 24, 2009

"A moving saga of love and remembrance."
A woman cares for her dying mother and learns about long-buried family history in this absorbing drama. Read full book review >

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THE LATECOMERS FAN CLUB by Diane V. Mulligan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"An often entertaining novel about how life can turn out when careers and marriages don't happen as planned."
In Mulligan's (Watch Me Disappear, 2012, etc.) novel, three young Bostonians search for real happiness, whatever that may be. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Military history, then, of a high—if circumscribed—order. (Photos and schematics)"
The riveting, resonant tale of an outsider who achieved success as a U-boat skipper in WW II Germany's Kriegsmarine—and met a unique fate on dry land far from home. Read full book review >

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TENDER JUSTICE by James J. Mulligan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2013

"Fans of historical fiction will admire the setting, but the plot and resounding characters will leave mystery fans aglow."
Dougherty and McBrien are back in Mulligan's latest historical thriller (The Haystack, 2012, etc.); the doctor and the pharmacist investigate a murder and unravel what may be the work of a serial killer. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN by Andy Rash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Silly and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Archie's fearless and daring adventures have earned him the congratulations and admiration of the other penguins. Read full book review >

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DELIA'S DULL DAY by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Young readers will chuckle at Delia's cluelessness—and maybe think twice about their own assumptions. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An amusing visual riff on the frequent refrain "nothing ever happens to me." Read full book review >

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THE STARRY GIRAFFE by Andy Bergmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gracious, humorous exploration of generosity and gratitude. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A hungry giraffe plucks apple after apple for a steady stream of friends, until the tree is bare and she is tired—but she will eat soon! Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A 'cheesy' episode with a double twist at the end. Younger audiences may need at least part of the joke explained. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this very simple pop-up book, a rocket ship blasts off from Earth, hums through space, and touches down at last on the moon—with a goopy "BLOOP." Read full book review >

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BRIGHT LIGHTS AND STARRY NIGHTS by Andy Runton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Young readers and pre-readers alike will respond strongly to the tale's elemental drama and clearly defined emotional arc. (Graphic picture book. 2-5)"
The small owl with big eyes and equally outsized heart makes new friends on a nocturnal outing. Read full book review >