Search Results: "Deborah Healy"


BOOK REVIEW

ELISABETH AND THE WATER-TROLL by Walter Wangerin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1991

Grieving for her dead mother, little Elisabeth lets her tears fall into a well where they stir the resident man-like monster to inarticulate sympathy; he steals her away to the well's depths to comfort her. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE NORTH by Luke Healy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Two parts historical, one part invention, a quiet contemplation and celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit. (afterword, author's note) (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
Two early-20th-century expeditions intertwine with a 21st-century story in Healy's debut graphic novel. Read full book review >

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SUDDEN TIMES by Dermot Healy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2000

"American readers will want a glossary of Anglo-Irish slang, but anyone who reads this will catch the brooding strangeness of this eerie, difficult book."
One man's descent into the hell of madness, pursued by men who may have killed his best friend, as told by the acclaimed novelist and poet (The Bend for Home, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"An exceptional account of the development of the Constitution's most basic right and an illuminating story of remarkable friendships, scholarly communication and the conservative justice who actually changed his mind."
The writings of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes are the basis of today's interpretation of freedom of speech, but it took many great minds to convince him of its value. Seton Hall Law School professor Healy tells the engrossing tale of how it happened. Read full book review >

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RIGHT TO DIE by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1991

"But nothing can save Andrus—and only the vivid characters, lots of Marathon lore, and the Boston backdrop salvage the far- fetched plot in this flawed but lively entertainment."
This time out, Boston's tough/sentimental p.i. Read full book review >

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THE HERO'S GUIDE TO STORMING THE CASTLE by Christopher  Healy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"Funny and full of heart. (Fantasy. 8 & up)"
The princes Charming reunite for another slapstick, kingdom-saving quest. Read full book review >

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I HAVE HEARD YOU CALLING IN THE NIGHT by Thomas Healy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Dog-lovers who found Marley & Me too saccharine will welcome this darker-hued appreciation of a canine friend."
Glasgow-based novelist Healy makes his U.S. debut with an ode to his dog, "a gift from God, to keep me in the world." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 1998

"These 17 cases for Boston shamus John Francis Cuddy, most of them models of the form, include five Shamus nominees and a couple of others——Someone to Turn Out the Lights' and 'Spin-a-rama——that are miracles of resourcefulness, economy, righteousness, and compassion."
Healy (The Stalking of Sheilah Quinn, p. 781, etc.) is the most consistently successful writer of private-eye stories since Ross Macdonald. Read full book review >

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A NEW PRESCRIPTION FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH by Bernadine Healy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"At the end of each chapter she gives a list of questions women should ask their doctors and prescriptions for what women can do politically and personally to help bring about cures or at least relief from their medical vulnerability."
From former director of the National Institutes of Health Healy, the first woman to hold that position, comes this guide to everything women ever wanted to know about their health but were afraid to ask the male-oriented medical establishment. Read full book review >

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A GOAT'S SONG by Dermot Healy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"An epic and compelling lament that just goes on a little too long."
From the author of 1986's Fighting with Shadows comes this sprawling novel about one Irish couple caught in a labyrinth of love and hate, in a torn nation that publicly mirrors their private strife. Read full book review >

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SHALLOW GRAVES by Jeremiah Healy
Released: Aug. 6, 1992

"Cuddy's bloodless romance with assistant D.A. Nancy Meagher; her cat's medical problems; a parade of characters who'd be mute without their all-purpose four-letter words; and a tortoiselike pace—all add up to torpid, under-par fare from an old hand who usually satisfies."
Boston's low-keyed, unflappable p.i. Read full book review >