Search Results: "Brian Gallagher"


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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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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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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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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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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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REQUIEM FOR ROSCO by Peter Gallagher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2014

"To paraphrase one of Gallagher's own character descriptions,this is a novel with high expectations for itself—a book with depth that, despite its shortcomings, is endlessly interesting."
In this debut crime thriller, a disgraced former Chicago Gangs Unit cop seeks vindication and redemption while investigating a series of grisly murders. 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 >

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THE END OF THE SUBURBS by Leigh Gallagher
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A somewhat melancholic reality report made pleasant and palatable by the author's congenial delivery and promising vision."
Fortune editor and public speaker Gallagher presents illuminating, persuasive data on the recent preference for vibrant city life over softer suburbia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A quick and instructive read for readers with a casual interest in this quickly changing company as well as those fascinated by the fates of startups."
A fast-moving, well-researched account of the founding and surprising growth of home-sharing company Airbnb. Read full book review >