Search Results: "James Ryan Daley"


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JESUS JACKSON by James Ryan Daley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Smart and sweet, comforting and moving. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When high school football hero Ryan Stiles is found dead at the bottom of a ravine, the only person not consumed by grief is his younger brother. Read full book review >

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SEEDS OF DOUBT by James Ryan
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"A very rich tale—simply narrated, without melodrama or sentimentality—of domestic pain and family strife."
Irish novelist Ryan's first US publication is a fine, evocative story of loss and remembrance. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S STORYBOOK by Patrick Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A lovely supplement to the Shakespeare oeuvre. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Seven folktales are presented to the reader as having influenced Shakespeare in the writing of The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Winter's Tale. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Syrie James
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Lightweight, but the story has some thrills, and the aforementioned genre addicts will enjoy it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Yet another paranormal romance, this time with an assortment of angels in a chick-lit setting, that will appeal to those addicted to the genre if few others. Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF SUPERHEROES by James Daily
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"Witty on the Web, ponderous on the page."
The creators of the popular website lawandthemultiverse.com expand the concept into a book-length exploration of tricky legal issues faced by comic-book heroes and villains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A valuable book for readers hoping to make sense of the strangest election in memory."
An update of the author's 1996 book, We're Right, They're Wrong, delivered with his signature passion and earthiness. Read full book review >

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IDEAS ABOVE OUR STATION by Ian Daley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2008

"There's more chaff than wheat in this uneven book."
A collection of 15 short and rough-edged stories, first published in the U.K. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A solid plumbing of the forces driving a dominant and uniquely American industry. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
This study of the country-music industry takes a smart look at the business end of America's most popular musical genre. Read full book review >

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PORTRAITS OF FRANCE by Robert Daley
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1991

"An engaging story of a man's love affair with a country, and a congenial portrait of one writer's life."
Personal reminiscences of an aspiring American writer's life in France, mixed in with a vigorous dose of French history, by the author of A Faint Cold Fear, Year of the Dragon, etc.—a treat for Francophiles and Daley fans alike. Read full book review >

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WALL OF BRASS by Robert Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"But once it builds up steam, a powerful portrait of a bulldog cop who doesn't even know himself why he won't let go."
Which murder would New York City chief of detectives Bert P. Farber least like to be investigating? Read full book review >

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NOWHERE TO RUN by Robert Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1996

"Victoriano's presence turns out to be lucky for the characters, since without him they'd be denuded of the suspense situations that give them what substance they have."
An unlikely pair of cops forced into premature retirement team up against the hit men assigned to kill one of them, in NYPD specialist Daley's most serious dip yet into mainstream waters. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENTS WITHIN by Robert Daley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Smarter than the sun at the beach, but probably too thin for the lamp in the reading room."
Combining earlier interests (France and subterfuge), veteran Daley (Nowhere to Run, 1996, etc.) offers an ably written account of Jewish refugee intrigue during WWII. Read full book review >