Search Results: "Jim Dwyer"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2005

"Swift, photographic prose defines the dimensions of hell—and of humanity. (8-page photo insert)"
Two New York Times reporters take us inside the World Trade Center on 9/11 to give us a more capacious view of heroism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"A spirited account."
A lively recounting of how a ring of Islamic extremists engineered the most ambitious terrorist attack in America to date- -the 1993 bombing of Manhattan's World Trade Center. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A first-rate study that reaches far beyond its ostensible subject to give a textured, gritty profile of New York past and present."
A New York Newsday columnist with a novelist's eye and fine sense of pacing explores the world of the N.Y.C. subway—in a timely account that is not only about the city's transit system but also about its people and its soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Slowly paced, familiar narrative of tech dreams and youthful hubris."
Journalistic account of an ambitious, ill-fated attempt at creating a privacy-oriented alternative to Facebook. Read full book review >

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QUILT OF DREAMS by Mindy Dwyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sweet, rather pedantic tale of families, love, and loss. (author's note on quilt patterns) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Katy lives in the mountains of Alaska, "where winter came early and stayed late." Read full book review >

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"An informed, but incomplete, stab at one of civilization's greatest questions."
Sweeping attempt to explain the existence of God. Read full book review >

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SELF-PORTRAIT WITH GHOSTS by Kelly Dwyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"For self-actualization fans, a richly detailed and gracefully written family romance."
A series of too-quickly-resolved dilemmas make this story about familial repression more like a manual: how to grow emotionally without breaking a sweat. Read full book review >

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THE TRACKS OF ANGELS by Kelly Dwyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Despite occasional episodes of emotional ingenuousness: a radiant, seductive coming-of-age story that captures all the wonder and high anxiety of young adulthood."
The heroine of this debut novel is a young refugee to the East Coast from Redondo Beach, California—a woman whose courageous efforts to reclaim her happy childhood invade the reader's imagination and don't let go. Read full book review >

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IT'S ONLY THE WIND by Mindy Dwyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A tame and traditional choice for bedtime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As mother tries to coax them to sleep, two white children, presumably brother and sister, lie together in a shared bed, listening to the wind whipping around them and asking question after question about what they hear. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WARLORD by Johnny Dwyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2015

"A dark triumph—a meticulous geopolitical narrative and gripping tale of an American son lost to evil."
Shocking page-turner about Liberian dictator Charles Taylor's American-born son, Chucky, the first U.S citizen to be federally prosecuted for torture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 2015

"An entertaining retelling of a forgotten story, written for political junkies who enjoy the naughty and the nice."
A journalist and the CEO of an education advisory company unite to tell the story of the famous first cousins who occupied very different positions on the continuum of political belief. Read full book review >