Search Results: "Brendan I. Koerner"


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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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THE GOSPEL OF WINTER by Brendan Kiely
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Often bleak, eventually hopeful and beautifully told. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In a lyrical and hard-hitting exploration of betrayal and healing, the son of a Connecticut socialite comes to terms with his abuse at the hands of a beloved priest. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG WAN by Brendan O’Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Likable, yet a disappointment: an awkward story that seems patched together from spare bits of the previous trilogy."
Prequel to O'Carroll's Agnes Browne trilogy (The Granny, 200, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAST NIGHT by Brendan Lemon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Occasional high-carat insights here into the tricky nexus of passion and power, surrounded by massive quantities of a highly toxic sludge of rumination and detail."
The frame for Out magazine editor Lemon's debut novel is this: To while away his last hours on Earth in 1987, gay American John Webster, supposedly awaiting execution in his cell in a Havana prison, writes an endless farewell letter to his teenage Cuban lover, Eduardo, a boxer who killed a thief wanting John's sneakers, but whose murder charge was mysteriously shifted to John. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2013

"An astute, comprehensive one-volume history of the 'European project.'"
A smartly encapsulated 550 years of European history by a Cambridge historian reveals patterns and perils that continue to play out today. Read full book review >

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BETRAYED by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2003

"Not always plausible, but the story grabs, and the pages turn, testimony to the power of the narrative."
From the author of the Lewis Cole mysteries (Killer Waves, 2002, etc.): a hair-raising thriller about Vietnam MIAs who, it turns out, were never more than semi-missing. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED SHELL by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 1999

"And there are enough sides to his hero to hold your interest."
It's winter in Tyler Beach, New Hampshire. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF TOMORROW by Brendan Mathews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"It's not Doctorow's Ragtime, but there's a similar feel in this impressive, wide-ranging debut."
Mathews' colorful debut novel examines the legacy of Irish political violence for a family in both the old country and New York during one busy week in 1939. 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 >