Search Results: "Joseph Mulligan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANTIQUARIAN by Gustavo Faverón Patriau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Rarely does a literary mystery work on as many levels as this."
A masterful debut in which a Peruvian literary critic and scholar crafts a metamystery that explores identity, deceit, guilt and narrative. Read full book review >

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SHOPPING CART SOLDIERS by John Mulligan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Mulligan's fine telling of the story ought to help open a door of hope for others who may have been destroyed like Finn and are still left behind."
Autobiographical detail provides potent fuel for this uncommon saga of a Vietnam vet's long, agonizing reorganization of the fragments of his war-torn psyche—a moving first novel from San Franciscobased Mulligan. Read full book review >

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LOST LETTER by Neil Mulligan
Released: March 24, 2009

"A moving saga of love and remembrance."
A woman cares for her dying mother and learns about long-buried family history in this absorbing drama. Read full book review >

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TRASH by Andy Mulligan
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Nevertheless, a zippy and classic briefcase-full-of-money thrill ride. (Thriller. 12-14)"
In an unnamed country (a thinly veiled Philippines), three teenage boys pick trash for a meager living. Read full book review >

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THE LATECOMERS FAN CLUB by Diane V. Mulligan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"An often entertaining novel about how life can turn out when careers and marriages don't happen as planned."
In Mulligan's (Watch Me Disappear, 2012, etc.) novel, three young Bostonians search for real happiness, whatever that may be. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Military history, then, of a high—if circumscribed—order. (Photos and schematics)"
The riveting, resonant tale of an outsider who achieved success as a U-boat skipper in WW II Germany's Kriegsmarine—and met a unique fate on dry land far from home. Read full book review >

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TENDER JUSTICE by James J. Mulligan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2013

"Fans of historical fiction will admire the setting, but the plot and resounding characters will leave mystery fans aglow."
Dougherty and McBrien are back in Mulligan's latest historical thriller (The Haystack, 2012, etc.); the doctor and the pharmacist investigate a murder and unravel what may be the work of a serial killer. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR LILLIPUT by Sebastian Büttner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2014

"Dr. Lilliput's tale is much like a spoonful of sugar: sweet but not actually beneficial, unless it helps the medicine go down. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Dr. Lilliput might make a sick child laugh, but he won't really help readers understand what's happening when they get a cold. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE POND by Joseph Kuefler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Glints of potential elevate an otherwise derivative, digitally composed debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ernest D. transcends the ordinary by diving deep into his pond, encountering fantastic scenes that ultimately enhance his appreciation of home. Read full book review >