Search Results: "John Kenney"


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TRUTH IN ADVERTISING by John Kenney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"With wry humor, always on point, Kenney guides us through the maze of work, family, love (elusive) and friendship (a lifesaver). This is an outstanding debut."
The dilemma of the storyteller powerless to shape his own story gets a beautiful new spin in this first novel about an adman facing a family crisis. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A provocative, well-argued view of practices mostly abandoned by the nations of the world save for a few—the U.S. notable among them."
Study of the phenomenon of political imprisonment, a favorite ploy of authoritarians throughout history. Read full book review >

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RADIANCE by Phil Kenney
Released: Oct. 5, 2012

"A beautifully written, slow-paced reflection on a 20th-century family."
Kenney's debut novel offers a coming-of-age story about a doleful soul and the family ghosts that haunt "the entire stir-fry of existence." Read full book review >

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HAMMURABI'S CODE by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"Disappointing."
The murder of a respected public official brings to light his seamy personal dealings—in this first novel by a Boston Globe reporter. Read full book review >

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THE SON OF JOHN DEVLIN by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A sensitive but dull revenger, solemn and high-minded."
A blandly plotted attempt to write a character-driven, mean-streets cop drama without the sex and violence demanded by the genre. Read full book review >

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RESCUE MEN by Charles Kenney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Some poignant stories, lots of ambition, but the result is but a flicker of a flame."
The evolving fortunes of a large Boston firefighting family, the Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942, the changing racial politics of Bean Town, the redemptive powers of work and writing—all intermixed with accounts of the derring-do of fire-and-rescue teams. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MAN by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Two-and-a-half good stories, marred by, respectively, implausibility, sentimentality, and a desire to wrap up things too neatly."
Light is shed on a host of secrets buried in the pasts of two separate but casually linked families when an elderly concentration-camp survivor, now living in the Boston area, spots a man she believes is the last unaccountable figure in a group photo of Nazis she's carried with her for decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Strictly for the already converted."
A cheerleading look at how some healthcare professionals are trying to improve quality by changing the way doctors and hospitals handle patients. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"While the book gives outsiders a peek into the inner workings of a large medical group, its message is directed primarily at members of the medical profession, more specifically, to those in management positions."
The executive director of the Permanente Foundation argues that physicians are the key to creating a health care system that is patient-centered, safe, equitable, accessible and affordable. Read full book review >

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Law Prof by Kenney F. Hegland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"A crisp, intellectually enlightening legal novel."
A lighthearted tale that's more of a law primer than a courtroom drama. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2006

"A fascinating and vital, if lopsided, record of an important conflict in British military history."
Intimidatingly researched, Kenney's absorbing account of the Falklands War's iconic Battle of Goose Green manages the weight of its subject with sobriety and pathos, if not consistent objectivity. Read full book review >