Search Results: "Judy Corcoran"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Great counsel for happily-ever-after a divorce."
In a revised edition of their 1995 bestseller, parenting experts Ross (How to Hug a Porcupine, 2008, etc.) and Corcoran (The Concise Guide to Magazine Marketing, 2008, etc.) give practical, psychology-based communication strategies for successful co-parenting after divorce, including a new chapter on technology applications. Read full book review >

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STAY TUNED by Barbara Corcoran
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Far-fetched, and ultimately pointless. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An Iowa farm foreclosure, abandoned children, a fleabag SRO hotel in New York City, small-town anti-Semitism, the death of a parentyes, all these elements can coexist in one novel, albeit unsuccessfully. Read full book review >

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THE ROPE SWING by Jonathan Corcoran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"These stories are particularly poignant for anyone who grew up gay in America's desolate places, but Corcoran speaks eloquently to all facets of the human condition."
In this debut book of interconnected stories, Corcoran writes fiercely about the lifelong effects of growing up in a small town on those who leave and those who stay. Read full book review >

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OCTOPUS ALIBI by Tom Corcoran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2003

"The Key West setting is as always a plus, but the kitchen-sink plotting grows hard to follow or care about."
Adrift in a sea of a thousand tiny troubles, Alex Rutledge, Key West's hunkiest freelance photographer, is looking longingly for a safe harbor as his fourth series entry gets underway. Read full book review >

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BONE ISLAND MAMBO by Tom Corcoran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Key West setting (which he gets dead-on, the chickens scratching under the tables at Blue Heaven to the traffic upheaval on Caroline Street) make this prime hammock-fodder, and about as logical as your average conch's thought processes."
Freelance Key West photographer Alex Rutledge (Gumbo Lindo, 1999, etc.), who keeps his Kawasaki tuned and his beers lined up by filling in for the police department's regular crime-scene photographer when he's unavailable, is called on to document two different corpses who not only share the same death-day, but the same birthday, the same vital statistics, even the same name: Richard Engram. Read full book review >

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FAMILY SECRETS by Barbara Corcoran
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1992

"Unfortunately, that sentence rings as hollow as others found in various crucial scenes, infusing the story with trivializing sentiment rather than with genuine reflection on familial love. (Fiction. 10+)"
The ``secret'' comes out only a few pages into this story when Tracy, second daughter of the Stewart family, learns she that was adopted as a baby, a truth now revealed because her birth mother has died. Read full book review >

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GUMBO LIMBO by Tom Corcoran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Alex is amiable, the style breezy and amusing, but you—ll need to pack a sack with breadcrumbs to follow the mazelike plot."
Through a lens darkly is the about the only way Key West crime-scene photographer Alex Rutledge (The Mango Opera, 1998) ever views his world. Read full book review >

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WOLF AT THE DOOR by Barbara Corcoran
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Short bibliography about wolves. (Fiction. 9-13)"
From a veteran author of middle-grade fiction (Annie's Monster, 1990), a novel narrated by Lee, 13, who's caring for a pack of five wolves at her family's home in the woods of western Montana—an engaging story about a ``plain-vanilla'' youngster struggling to cope with the anti-wolf hysteria of local ranchers, plus her own resentment toward her starstruck, overbearing younger sister Savannah. Read full book review >

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THE MANGO OPERA by Tom Corcoran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 1998

"But then you'd lose the evocative locations that are this first novel's biggest plus."
Even though he's AIDS-free, sex with Key West photographer Alex Rutledge can be hazardous to your health. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2016

"A touching, meditative account of pain and spiritual transcendence."
Out of extraordinary suffering, a Canadian man discovers spiritual redemption in this memoir. Read full book review >