Search Results: "James Sheehan"


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THE LAW OF SECOND CHANCES by James Sheehan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"A suspenseful, respectable courtroom thriller."
A tense second round of legal maneuvers and courtroom spectacle from Florida attorney Sheehan (The Mayor of Lexington Avenue, 2005). Read full book review >

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THE ALLIGATOR MAN by James Sheehan
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Fun stuff, albeit less tense and conflicted than the works of Scott Turow and John Grisham."
Sheehan (The Law of Second Chances, 2008, etc.) weaves a father-son reconciliation melodrama into a Florida courtroom clash sparked by murder and corruption. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, BOY by Nikki Sheehan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A tension-filled and provocative premise commands readers' attention even if it ultimately misses the mark. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A boy newly arrived to the United States is locked in an outdoor kennel by his abusive adoptive father in this thriller. Read full book review >

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LIFE FOR ME AIN'T BEEN NO CRYSTAL STAIR by Susan Sheehan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 1993

"Sheehan offers no solutions here—simply a relentless and dispassionate chronicle of shattered lives and inadequate institutions."
Sheehan (A Missing Plane, 1986, etc.)—best known for her Pulitzer-winning account of a schizophrenic, Is There No Place on Earth For Me?, (1982)—continues documenting lives on society's margins: in this case, those of a 14-year-old and her premature baby who are separately channeled into the N.Y.C. foster-care system. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Short but closely observed; essential for your Vietnam shelf."
A view of Vietnam since America's involvement, by the author of perhaps the best book on the war, A Bright Shining Lie (1988). Read full book review >

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Diving into Pinot by Linda Sheehan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A highly enjoyable story of love, wine, and passion."
In Sheehan's debut romance, a young woman walks away from her ordinary life to pursue her passion for wine—and perhaps find love along the way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Anything but subtle."
With an impressive roster of strippers, swingers, porn stars and prostitutes, Sheehan explores the very adult side of Vegas entertainment. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Simply outstanding."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the Soviet-American arms race through the life story of the man who was indispensable to the creation of the intercontinental ballistic missile. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Simply outstanding."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the Soviet-American arms race through the life story of the man who was indispensable to the creation of the intercontinental ballistic missile. Read full book review >

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TRUTH by Jacqueline Sheehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"Though the facts of the story are well known, Sheehan offers a solid portrait of slavery that also brings the child and young woman to life."
A fictional account of the life of Sojourner Truth—abolitionist, feminist, preacher and former slave—sticks close to the facts while imagining the mostly appalling details of the activist's early life. Read full book review >