Search Results: "Gerald W. McFarland"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT THE OWL SAW by Gerald W. McFarland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A lavishly detailed, if slightly wooden, look at the mystical underside of a vanished Santa Fe world."
McFarland (The Brujo's Way, 2013) offers his second volume of adventures of an 18th century New Mexico wizard. Read full book review >

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THE BRUJO'S WAY by Gerald W. McFarland
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An engaging adventure novel filled with action, mystery and romance."
McFarland's (Inside Greenwich Village: A New York City Neighborhood, 1898-1918, 2001) novel chronicles the adventures of a sorcerer in the American Southwest during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Read full book review >

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The Last of Our Kind by Gerald W. McFarland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A very satisfying blend of the historical novels of James Michener and the spiritual accounts of Carlos Castaneda."
The final installment of the adventures of an 18th-century sorcerer in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1991

"If there's a control freak in your life, Piaget has some ideas that may help you cope; then again, they may not."
Here, psychologist Piaget, a self-confessed ``control freak,'' offers some brisk and breezy advice on coping with those who ``have lost control of their urge to control.'' Control freaks and ``accommodators'' (those who respond to control freaks with automatic behavior) are analyzed and their methods explained. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"While Friedman and Friedland's list of the ten best is sure to be questioned, their revealing portraits of notable men of science are memorable."
An almost gossipy look of the men who made some of the most significant discoveries in Western medicine. Read full book review >

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A BED FOR BEAR by Clive McFarland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Pleasant—though it does not plow particularly new ground. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This simple tale riffs on a perennial theme: "There's no place like home." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Absorbing study of a surprising, multifaceted life."
Biography of a polarizing popularizer of general semantics and one-term senator from California. Read full book review >

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LEON PATTERSON by Gerald W. Haslam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A well-researched, historically contextualized biography."
A compelling look at a fierce competitor who died at a young age. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND by Dennis McFarland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1994

"McFarland's novel is full of airy meditations on mortality, but it is his robust characterizations that make it so heart-warming, such an impressive conquest of new territory. (Book- of-the-Month Club selection)"
The self-destructive family and the complicated love between siblings, core elements of McFarland's acclaimed 1990 debut The Music Room, reappear in a bold new configuration in this second novel about an elderly, emotionally unfulfilled brother and sister. Read full book review >

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THE FOX AND THE WILD by Clive McFarland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"There's lots that appeals: a polite but determined fox, just enough danger, and plenty of colorful art. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fox named Fred quests for a life away from his native city. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2012

"The still-relevant contrast between these two American powerhouses is well told. Both men were consumed by domestic and international problems that continue to reverberate."
What did two of the most famous Americans of the early 20th century have in common? Read full book review >