Search Results: "Frank McConnell"


BOOK REVIEW

LIAR'S POKER by Frank McConnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1993

"Time for Harry to clean up his act."
A barely coherent new case for Chicago's warmhearted, foulmouthed p.i. Read full book review >

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100 VOICES by Scott McConnell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Best suited for browsing, or as a companion to recent biographies, like Anne C. Heller's Ayn Rand and the World She Made (2009)."
Interviews with intimates of the controversial writer, conducted and collected by oral historian and Ayn Rand Archives researcher McConnell. Read full book review >

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DON’T MENTION PIRATES by Sarah McConnell
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Potential pirates will want to uncover this treasure; others may best leave it buried. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family denies their pirate roots until the scent of buried treasure brings out the pirate in each of them. Read full book review >

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THE LONG GAME by Mitch McConnell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2016

"Lauding the Senate as a tool of moderation and wise counsel is one thing, behaving moderately and wisely another. More examples of such exemplary conduct would have been welcome in the place of the litany of grumbles."
The Senate majority leader bares all—well, at least his fangs—in this account of a long career on Capitol Hill. Read full book review >

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A NATION OF AMOR by Christopher McConnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"The mix rarely melds into a satisfying narrative: too disjointed for traditional readers, while shallow characterizations and stereotypes will disappoint the more literary-minded."
Social melodrama set in Chicago's Puerto Rican neighborhood, where the Latin Kings street gang, real-estate developers, and ambitious politicians battle for turf and where an alternative school may provide a chance: an ambitious but flawed debut. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF WILL by Patricia McConnell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"An uplifting story of hope about how both dogs and humans need 'a sense that they are not helpless victims.'"
How training an incorrigible puppy helped an internationally renowned animal behaviorist recover from "multiple traumas." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2013

"A shocking look at the subculture of violent crime, not for the fainthearted."
A graphic recounting of a series of gruesome murders involving young males. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An excellent narrative of the invasion, and a superb education in American military technology. (Maps and photos—not seen.)"
McConnell (Into the Mouth of a Cat, 1984, etc.) presents a compelling, crisply narrated account of America's 1989 invasion of Panama. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER HEARTED by David McConnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Powerful atmospherics are not enough to sustain this ambitious study of corruption."
McConnell debuts with an enigmatic potpourri of violent intrigue and homoeroticism. Read full book review >

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BABY PRESENT by Rachel Neumann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A soft-spoken and lovingly photographed book that has a sweet touch where it counts. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Babies are introduced to the Zen philosophy of living in the moment. Read full book review >