Search Results: "Glenn McCoy"


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I SEE SANTA EVERYWHERE by Glenn McCoy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Adult readers will get a chuckle out of the cover illustration, portraying the little boy in mid-shriek on a bridge, echoing The Scream, but they may also want to scream at the thought of Santa getting a tattoo or smoking a cigar. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For those who have had their fill of sweet stories about jolly old St. Read full book review >

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PENNY LEE AND HER TV by Glenn McCoy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Put it on your schedule—it could be good for a few minutes of prime-time reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The object of McCoy's barbed humor is a bit moldy by this date, but his wiry hero and addled heroine make this worth one last go-round. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF SPUD MURPHY by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Spud—er, Angela—Murphy is not a stereotypical librarian by any stretch, and young readers will hoot over Will's wry narration. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Being one of five brothers isn't easy on Will Woodman. Read full book review >

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THE PROM GOER'S INTERSTELLAR EXCURSION by Chris McCoy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"Not particularly meaningful but entertaining nonetheless. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
A sad sack has just secured his first date—to the senior prom, no less—when she's kidnapped by extraterrestrials. Read full book review >

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Eerie by C.M. McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A charming and inventive tale with a brave heroine confronting romance and dangerous entities."
A young woman must deal with a missing sister and a peculiar university in this debut paranormal adventure. Read full book review >

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NO POCKETS IN A SHROUD by Horace McCoy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Probably the talented McCoy's worst book."
The often underrated Horace McCoy, whose classic "hard-boiled" fiction includes Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye and They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, came a cropper with this hyperbolic and preachy 1937 novel about a tough-guy crusading journalist. Read full book review >

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JUNEBUG by Maureen McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"An unconvincing muddle."
McCoy's fourth (after Divining Blood, 1992, etc.) strains every literary nerve and muscle to make significant the story of a teenager who finally learns why her mother is in prison for murder. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 6, 2016

"A plainspoken, handy volume for anyone looking for love but daunted by dating."
A self-help guide explores how to find the right partner for a long-term relationship, regardless of age, persuasion, or circumstance. Read full book review >

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DIVINING BLOOD by Maureen McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"But still much to enjoy."
All McCoy's strengths—a feisty heroine, a strong regional presence, and much colorful writing—are here, but again the premise and resolution, in this her third novel (Summertime, Walking After Midnight), seem imposed rather than naturally evolving. Read full book review >