Search Results: "Brendan I. Koerner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SKIES BELONG TO US by Brendan I. Koerner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"A riveting, highly readable tale of terror in the skies."
A chronicle of the 1972 skyjacking of Western Airlines Flight 701. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2008

"Gripping and cringe-inducing."
Compelling niche history about a black soldier who murdered his lieutenant then fled into the Burmese jungle during World War II. 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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FOREVER CHANGES by Brendan Halpin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"An excellent next read for teens who enjoyed Jenny Downham's Before I Die (2007). (Fiction. YA)"
A teen with cystic fibrosis learns that her limited life can hold infinite potential. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY by Brendan Kiely
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Readers will be swept up in Kiely's musical prose as Teddy learns about love, romance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Teddy, 17, makes a promise to his Alzheimer's-stricken grandfather, Gpa, to bring him home from assisted living before he forgets Teddy's deceased grandmother. Read full book review >

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BEGIN by Brendan Kennelly
Released: June 19, 2000

"In these, even Kennelly's reliance on the expected is forgivable."
Kennelly opens his 11th collection with a lengthy essay explaining his poetic vision. Read full book review >

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STORM CELL by Brendan DuBois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Though the plot eventually bogs down in details of civic malfeasance, nobody is better than DuBois at kicking his reluctant hero into action or at rooting every complication in something that feels disconcertingly like the normal rhythms of life outside the justice system."
His 10th case drives a deep wedge—make that several wedges—between former government research analyst Lewis Cole and his long-standing comrade in arms Felix Tinios. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"The nightmarish can't-happen-here premise perfectly suits DuBois's dark imagination (Primary Storm, 2006, etc.). Don't hold your breath waiting for the movie."
A UN team charged with documenting war crimes dodges warring local militias—and every bullet is fired in upstate New York in DuBois's riveting day-after-tomorrow thriller. Read full book review >

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IT TAKES A WORRIED MAN by Brendan Halpin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"An affectingly honest account of what it means to watch helplessly as a loved one suffers: a timely addition to the literature of disease."
A husband's frank, conflicted recollections of coping with his young wife's stage-four breast cancer. Read full book review >

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GERMANIA by Brendan McNally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Interesting history, but the writing is pedantic."
A historical novel of sorts, blending fact and fiction, set in the last days of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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LOSING MY FACULTIES by Brendan Halpin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"The ups and downs of the teaching profession may leave Halpin feeling like a basketball, but thankfully he isn't full of hot air."
After detailing his wife's struggle with breast cancer, the author of It Takes a Worried Man (2002) turns to a more cheerful topic: his life as a high-school teacher. Read full book review >