Search Results: "Dermot Healy"


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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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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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THE BEND FOR HOME by Dermot Healy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"With his descriptive talent and his knack for making comedy out of tragedy, Healy has written a beautiful, imaginative, full- blooded memoir."
Eschewing straightforward chronicle, Irish poet and novelist Healy (A Goat's Song, 1995), born in 1947, re-creates his upbringing through a series of impressionistic word-pictures and characterizationsmost poignantly of his father, a policeman who retired early due to ill health. Read full book review >

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LONG TIME, NO SEE by Dermot Healy
Released: July 2, 2012

"An affecting account of the love that leaps across a generation."
A young man holds his grief over the death of a friend in check by watching over his granduncle; a quietly impressive (if overlong) fourth novel from the Irish Healy (Sudden Times, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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OUR LADY OF GREENWICH VILLAGE by Dermot McEvoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"McEvoy manages to sustain some suspense—and even inject some idealism—although we know where this election is heading."
Rife with hard-drinking, lusty cynicism and quirky characters named Cyclops Reilly or Monsignor Séan Pius ("Johnny Pie") Burke, this is very much the Irish Catholic, New York City novel its title suggests. 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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Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World by Dermot Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2013

"A decently set up satire that never quite pays off."
In Davis' (Zen and Sex, 2013, etc.) satire, a down-on-his-luck novelist accidentally spawns a self-help empire. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE ANGEL by Dermot McEvoy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2002

"Formulaic and a bit heavy on location (so many New York bars and shops get mentioned it seems like product placement), but a pleasant and amusing debut even so."
Publishing veteran McEvoy envisions what would happen if Michael Collins had come back from the dead to travel to New York in the 1990s. 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 >