Search Results: "Gary McGowan"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

From Hansen (Between Two Fires, 1993, etc.) and McGowan, a moving and enriching story of the discovery of an African burial ground located in lower Manhattan. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"An important addition to library collections and classroom units. (foreword, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Silent stone faces on a tunnel wall in Syracuse. Read full book review >

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ONE BEAR EXTRAORDINAIRE by Jayme McGowan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Now all this story needs is an audience, and it's sure to drum one up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Themes of inclusivity and individuality will strike chords with readers in McGowan's debut picture book. Read full book review >

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MAID OF DECEPTION by Jennifer McGowan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This quick-paced romance should thrill and engage readers with a penchant for history. (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
McGowan takes up the tale of love and espionage in the court of the first Queen Elizabeth where she left off in her debut, Maid of Secrets (2013). Read full book review >

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MORTAL COIL by Anthony McGowan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2007

"A shady and literate thriller that oozes down-and-out ambience—and featuring, in the tradition of the best noir, a damaged and ambivalent knight errant."
McGowan's second noir (after Stag Hunt, 2004), set largely in London's seedier precincts and featuring colorful hoods, record-industry sharks, Nietzsche-quoting enforcers and cross-dressing power bassists, is fast-paced, brutal and surprisingly meditative. Read full book review >

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When The Devil Flies by Michael McGowan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A fresh approach to WWII fiction.
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Historical fiction about a man thrown back in time, which allows him the opportunity to manipulate the already-known future to his benefit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"McGowan closes with a macabre little endpiece on the deceptive tranquillity of an English garden that, while truly black of humor, adds a surprising fillip to the lecture. (line art)"
A schoolmasterish exposition on prey/predator survival techniques from University of Toronto zoologist McGowan. Read full book review >

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MAID OF WONDER by Jennifer McGowan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"For readers who like their historical romance with a touch of second sight. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
It is the turn of shy Sophia to tell her story in the third of a series about the Maids of Honor, a privileged cadre of five young women assigned to spy for Elizabeth I. Read full book review >

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DEVIANTS by Maureen  McGowan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Exciting, if hardly groundbreaking. (Dystopian suspense. 12-16)"
This first installment in an interesting new post-apocalyptic dystopian series finds the Earth choked with dust that creates paranormal abilities in some humans. Read full book review >

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SCHOOLING by Heather McGowan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2001

"Remarkable in its mature complexity of method and manner, though less so in its substance: a minor book crying to be let out of the trappings of a major one."
A first novel packed to the bursting point with verbal and novelistic skills—and yet the whole misses being sustaining. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2005

"'If I have done anything to advance the just cause of equality for gay people, it was by accident,' McGowan writes modestly, 'a result of simply finally making the decision to act.' His ringing text shows him acting with vigor."
Rip-sawn memoir by a gay man who "always wanted to be a soldier." Read full book review >