Search Results: "Conor Foley"


BOOK REVIEW

CONOR by Donald Harman Akenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"This, too, is a very fine biography, full of wit, verve, candor, and a critical appreciation of its subject."
Conor Cruise O'Brien may or may not be ``the greatest living Irishman'' or ``the most important Irish nonfiction writer of the 20th century,'' but he has certainly found a splendid biographer in historian Akenson (History/Queen's Univ., Ontario). 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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Welcome To The World Of Internet Dating, Conor Fitzpatrick by Randal Neal Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2014

"A fun read with a poignant message and tons of pop-culture references."
Cohen offers an entertaining debut novel about sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and getting older. Read full book review >

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GETTING USED TO NOT BEING REMARKABLE by Michael Foley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1999

"Thoughtful and touching: Martin's sense of humor and of the absurd keep him well clear of self-pity—although Foley's narration stays rather dry and introverted."
A faintly melancholy portrait of the comedies inherent in middle age, by an Irish novelist (The Road to Notown, 1997) who makes optimum use of his Celtic wit. Read full book review >

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DON’T WORRY BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A great book to share with little ones who face a prolonged absence from a beloved friend or relative. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For the second in the Thank You Bear series, Foley once again manages to convey maximum message with minimal text and illustration. Read full book review >

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A HUNT IN WINTER by Conor Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The window Brady (The Eloquence of the Dead, 2016, etc.) provides into the everyday lives of ordinary Irishmen caught in a dramatic moment gives his third entry a combination of the best elements of police procedurals and historical mysteries."
Murder and politics make for strange bedfellows in 1888 Dublin, when Ireland is still chafing under British rule. 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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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 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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PURPLE LITTLE BIRD by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Satisfying for the very youngest. (Picture book. 18 mos.-4)"
A small purple bird—Pierre is the name on his purple mailbox—who "love[s] everything purple" circumnavigates the world in search of the missing ingredient in his nearly perfect purple house: a little variety in color, as it turns out. Read full book review >

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WILLOUGHBY & THE MOON by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A far cry from the usual fear-of-the-dark fare—and a strangely comforting and beautiful one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Close on the heels of his previous adventure (Willoughby and the Lion, 2009), young Willoughby faces his fears in the light of a disappearing moon. Read full book review >