Search Results: "Brian Gallagher"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

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Vatican Protocol by Brian Gallagher
Released: April 26, 2016

"Helmed by an Everyman, this tale is likely to appeal to readers who envision themselves leaping from the armchair into an international thriller."
Gallagher's debut paranormal potboiler examines one man's search for the truth. Read full book review >

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STORMCLOUDS by Brian Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"Although the divisive violence of the Troubles is clearly shown, the storytelling is less successful, minimizing the potential impact of this tragic tale. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Gallagher opens with a blockbuster: Maeve, just 12, is caught squarely in the Troubles in 1969 Belfast, Ireland, trapped inside her home, which Protestant extremists have just set on fire. 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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BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

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HONOR by Richard North Patterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"There's nothing very surprising about the alleged surprises. But Patterson runs a taut ship in the courtroom, and his crafty dissection of the problems of traumatized veterans returning home will have older readers fondly recalling Anatomy of a Murder."
Patterson bounces back from his ill-advised account of an ancient campus homicide (The Spire, 2009) to what he does best: using the latest headlines—in this case, stories of the Iraq War's crippling home-front aftershocks—to fuel another high-concept thriller. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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I AM BRIAN WILSON by Brian Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"As a study in creativity, superb, though as memoir, partial and a touch reluctant. Whatever the case, essential for any Beach Boys fan."
Everyone's favorite musical mad scientist reveals a troubled yet hopeful life. Read full book review >

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BRIAN IN THREE SEASONS by Patricia Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Deftly done."
The neatly ordered days of a gay man in New York are disrupted by his irascible father's illness. Read full book review >

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BRIAN AND BOB by Georgie Ripper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Then they get back to doing what they do best: snoozing, hanging out at the food bowl, and looking around—la dolce vita. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An improbable tale, but a happily-ever-after one, so young readers will suspend their disbelief as they pull for the reunion of Ripper's guinea pig protagonists. Read full book review >