Search Results: "Brendan Walsh"


BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVE-O-PEDIA by David Borgenicht
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Mild amusement for armchair travelers, offering (as the intro puts it) 'all of the adventure with none of the stitches.' (Browsing item. 10-12)"
From "Airplane Crashes" to "Whitewater" and "Woods," an alphabetical tally of hazardous situations with (usually) a few coping strategies. 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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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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INFORMATION INSECURITY by Brendan January
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Listen up, warns January in this arresting work: everyone is watching, and nothing is deleted for keeps. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Some sound advice: assume everything you do on the Internet is seen or collected by someone other than your intended audience, out of malice or opportunism, pure and simple. Read full book review >

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SHUTOUT by Brendan Halpin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Amanda's quandary will resonate with readers as she tackles timely topics such as friendship woes, teen drinking and family life with admirable aplomb. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old Amanda is on the cusp of many changes at the outset of her freshman year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRANNY by Brendan O’Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"If tear-jerkers put you off, however, this will not be your cup of tea."
The third installment of the Agnes Browne trilogy, in which O'Carroll (The Mammy, 1999; The Chisellers, p. 205) follows the fortunes and foibles of the Dublin widow and her large brood all the way to Agnes's happy end. Read full book review >

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DEADLY COVE by Brendan DuBois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"As usual, DuBois works hard to give every possible attitude toward nuclear plants a sympathetic hearing, and he's honest enough to acknowledge that solving the mystery does nothing to solve the problems he raises so compellingly."
Ex-Department of Defense analyst Lewis Cole is caught in a fatal crossfire between rabid anti-nuke activists and the corporate and union stalwarts behind New Hampshire's Falconer Unit 2. Read full book review >

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MY BEAK, YOUR BEAK by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"As there's no corresponding sense of closure in My Beak, Your Beak, the two titles form a seamless whole, making this more like one work for the price of two—still, the theme is certainly important enough to justify the extra expense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Walsh (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc) continues to delight and inform toddlers with these two celebrations of unity in diversity. Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >