Search Results: "Conor Bowman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REDEMPTION OF GEORGE BAXTER HENRY by Conor Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"This Irish author's dire second novel is a major disappointment after his powerful debut (The Last Estate, 2010)."
Husband cheats and mother-in-law pounces in this short, profane, cartoonish novel. Read full book review >

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HORACE WINTER SAYS GOODBYE by Conor Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A melancholy yet gently optimistic novel built around a subtly ironic reconciliation of existentialism with the butterfly effect."
Horace Winter, newly retired, finds his life crystallized by a brain-tumor diagnosis in Irish writer Bowman's (The Redemption of George Baxter Henry, 2011, etc.) fourth novel. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ESTATE by Conor Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Bowman is a robust storyteller, and he keeps us hooked, but a last-minute revelation, recasting the killer's identity, undercuts what had been the novel's greatest appeal, its forthrightness."
Love conquers all. That evergreen sentiment lights up this short novel, the first U.S. publication for its Irish author. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE AGENCY by Conor Daly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Golfing wannabes will be happy to see that Daly paints the PGA Tour as an endless round of backbiting, name-calling, and endorsement-chasing, with hardly a moment for a quiet 18 holes."
After seven years' exile, Kieran Lenahan is back on the PGA Tour—or he would be if somebody hadn't bashed his head at a Gainesville apartment complex. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A compelling story about how sometimes the little everyday things can shape the broad sweep of history more powerfully than ideologies or competitive economic systems."
Former Irish Times Moscow correspondent O'Clery (May You Live In Interesting Times, 2008, etc.) chronicles the last of day of the Soviet Union and pulls together the threads which lead to its dissolution. Read full book review >

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BURIED LIES by Conor Daly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Kieran does both handsomely, with surprising grace and style, even though the case winds down so abruptly that golf fans (whose ranks Daly is bound to enlarge) will find more to cheer than mystery mavens."
The day after Kieran Lenahan's pro shop at the Milton Country Club burns to the ground—taking with it an adjoining ``monkey house,'' leaving a dozen Latino restaurant workers homeless, and a firefighter dead from a suspicious exploding projectile—the news gets even darker: Ian MacEwan, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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BITTER REMEDY by Conor Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"The off-center characters, the narrative woolgathering and the way the seemingly disparate fragments of plot converge are part of Fitzgerald's tantalizing method in Blume's stylish fifth caper (The Memory Key, 2013, etc.). Readers new to the series may feel a bit lost."
A prickly Italian police inspector battles illness, culture shock and personal demons before stumbling onto a case that stabilizes him. Read full book review >

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THE FATAL TOUCH by Conor Fitzgerald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"While Fitzgerald's plotting is at times overly convoluted, his insight into the workings of the Italian police and Carabinieri is fascinating."
A procedural novel of art forgery and murder, set in Rome and featuring Alec Blume, Fitzgerald's Anglo/Italian cop. Read full book review >

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THE DOGS OF ROME by Conor Fitzgerald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2010

"A dour procedural that squanders its fertile setting."
Expat detective tracks a murderer through the fetid streets of Rome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"Filled with tough criticism of Western governments' interventionist foreign policies and challenging questions for supporters of humanitarian aid."
Aid worker Foley takes a critical look at the changing role of humanitarianism. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE ESCAPES! by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"His owner's gift of a top hat and cape that exactly match the ones he's lost along the way gives the narrative a circular feel that seems quite fitting for this repetitive outing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hamweenie the marmalade cat makes good on his desire to escape the confines of his everyday life. Read full book review >