Search Results: "Brendan Gallagher"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2008

"Enthusiasts will love it; others may grow bored."
The editor in chief of Living Bird magazine writes about his favorite feathered friends. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE, WITH ANGEL by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"As in disaster movies, whatever may happen to the good guys, the bad guys are sure to be punished in this swift- moving, professional midbrow pulp."
British TV writer Gallagher makes his US debut in this neo-gothic tale of an unhappy girl who's neglected by her often absent father, who's bent on returning to her highly unsuitable mother—and who runs away from home in the company of a child killer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A thumbtack on the chair seat for moral equivocators, whatever their faith."
The impassioned, sometimes holy, sometimes holier-than-thou world of Catholic political activists. Read full book review >

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THEY ALL SAW A CAT by Brendan Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A solo debut for Wenzel showcasing both technical chops and a philosophical bent. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wouldn't the same housecat look very different to a dog and a mouse, a bee and a flea, a fox, a goldfish, or a skunk? Read full book review >

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HOW YA LIKE ME NOW by Brendan Halpin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 8, 2007

"An interesting exploration of serious issues, presented in a lighthearted tone. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Eddie's mother is forced into rehab and his father has died, leaving the young man adrift without adult support. Read full book review >

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NEMESIS by Brendan Reichs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Reichs follows up his Virals series (co-written with his mother, Kathy Reichs) with a new series about imminent human extinction. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST AFTERNOON by Brendan Simms
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Since literacy was common even among enlisted men, Simms takes advantage of abundant letters and memoirs to deliver an engrossing, often gruesome nuts-and-bolts description of that afternoon."
A slim but gripping account of the bloody, heroic defense of La Haye Sainte, a farmhouse that Napoleon had to capture to reach the Duke of Wellington's army. Read full book review >

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BLACK TIDE by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Somebody should tell the guy to lighten up- -after all, he's starring in one of the most sharply plotted mysteries of the season."
Scanning his patch of the New Hampshire shoreline a few days after the Petro Star runs aground and disgorges its refined cargo on the beach, Lewis Cole, the Pentagon bureaucrat who's been pensioned off to Shoreline magazine to keep him quiet about what happened to the rest of his agency, finds a new pollutant: the headless, handless body of a diver. Read full book review >

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THE POPULARITY SPELL by Toni Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Gallagher's tale evolves beyond a simple popularity quest, as amid the commotion wrought by her voodoo experiments, Cleo gains an appreciation for authentic friendships. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A belated birthday gift creates havoc for 11-year-old Cleo. Read full book review >

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FRIEND OR FOE by Brian Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A lovely and well-written novel whose appeal stateside may be limited by American readers' unfamiliarity with this historic event. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
Friends from opposite sides unite during Ireland's Easter Rising, 1916. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"While the Battle of Britain isn't culturally central on this side of the pond, U.S. readers may be intrigued by the atypical setting as well as the brisk, if slow to arrive, climax. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Two young Dublin refugees cement a friendship and unmask a Nazi spy in this patchy import. Read full book review >

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A WALK INTO DARKNESS by J.E. Gallagher
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Muddled in the beginning but provides a supernaturally infused take on the militaristic thriller."
Gallagher's militaristic thriller blends horror and suspense. Read full book review >