Search Results: "Dorothy Gallagher"


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LILLIAN HELLMAN by Dorothy Gallagher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Less a conventional biography than a critical appraisal of the subject's character, career and contradictions—not likely to add any luster to Hellman's tarnished reputation."
In her own memoirs, How I Came into My Inheritance (2001), Gallagher has shown herself to be an incisive, sharp-edged, darkly humorous writer, and these qualities help engage readers in a study of Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) that might otherwise seem mean-spirited. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2001

"Anna Yezierska she's not, but Gallagher does offer some charming vignettes."
Episodic reflections on a literary life. 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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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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MY NOT-SO-STILL LIFE by Liz Gallagher
FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"An adequate portrait of an art-obsessed teen, but, unlike Vanessa, it doesn't stand out. (Fiction. 12-14) "
A self-proclaimed artist learns lessons about friendship, thoughtfulness and the importance of having something to say. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM ZOBADAK by Brad Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Inventive worldbuilding, but way too much is left unexplained and unresolved. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Four children find their way into another world through a hidden doorway in a mysterious old piece of furniture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Only the future will tell us what Gallagher unfortunately can't."
An unwieldy assemblage of information on the varied elements- -from genes to neurotransmitters to early life experiences—that are believed to contribute to personality. Read full book review >

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YOUNGBLOOD by Matt Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A fresh twist on the Iraq War novel adds depth to this burgeoning genre."
A complex tale about the Iraq War, intrigue, love, and survival. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"An intriguing examination of an elusive topic, with a depth and range that go beyond predictable terrain."
The concept of place has been given relatively short shrift since the overthrow of environmental determinism. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WRONG PLACES by Ann Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2016

"Not a bad way to spend an afternoon, but if you're looking for something racy, you won't find it here."
Turning the is-he-or-isn't-he trope of gay romance on its ear, Gallagher offers her readers a less traditional love story between two asexual men, one of whom is just coming to terms with what this new identity might mean for him. Read full book review >

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TOO DARK TO SLEEP by Dianne Gallagher
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"A darkly ominous crime thriller that takes readers on a nightmarish tour of Chicago's seamy side."
In Gallagher's noirish crime novel, a former detective tries to help the Chicago Police Department stop a string of grisly murders. Read full book review >