Search Results: "Kathy McCullough"


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DON'T EXPECT MAGIC by Kathy McCullough
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Fans of the burgeoning paranormal-humor genre will find plenty to like in this debut. (Paranormal comedy. 12 & up)"
Reeling from her mother's unexpected death, a teen curmudgeon is packed off to live with her distant father, a life coach who is secretly an actual fairy godfather, in this slyly humorous, but predictable romance. Read full book review >

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WHO NEEDS MAGIC? by Kathy McCullough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"A fun paranormal comedy with an overarching message about being one's true self and the power of honesty, it will be welcomed by fans of the first. (Paranormal comedy. 12 & up)"
Two teen fairy godmothers with drastically different styles duel it out in this mostly clever follow-up to Don't Expect Magic (2011). Read full book review >

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CAESAR by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1997

"Maps, glossary, and photos of sculptured portraits of the time. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
The story of Caesar's Gallic Wars (roughly 5851 b.c.) and return to Rome warfare, followed fictively and, in the main, meticulously, from Caesar's Commentaries. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2002

"A rousing and richly satisfying take on some of history's real beings."
Sixth and last in McCullough's series detailing the death throes of the Roman Republic (Caesar, 1997, etc.): an intelligent page-turning epic that seamlessly mixes love, gore, and ambition. Read full book review >

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THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD by David McCullough
NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1968

"Perhaps of local interest-but it lacks the Lord-ly touch."
The Johnstown Flood was one of the greatest natural disasters of all time (actually manmade, since it was precipitated by a wealthy country club dam which had long been the source of justified misgivings). Read full book review >

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FORTUNE'S FAVORITES by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"But the author's fidelity to sources, her witty glossary, and strong narration offer some firm ground and exciting speculation. (Maps and illustrations) (Literary Guild Dual Selection for January; First printing of 100,000)"
In her third majestic tale of Rome (83-69 B.C.), McCullough spotlights three mighty beings and the frictive sparks from their occasional interactions: Sulla, Dictator of Rome, whose early career was chronicled in The First Man in Rome (1990) and The Grass Crown (1991); the military juggernaut Pompey; and the great Julius Caesar, ``the greatest prime mover of them all.'' Again, McCullough brings order to the mighty tangle of battles and political strategies of ancient heavyweights—in the Forum Romanum or in the tents of war. Read full book review >

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MORGAN’S RUN by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Bracing stuff. Like the Victorian novelists she emulates, McCullough (Caesar, 1997, etc.) can simultaneously instruct and inspire—and wring a tear or two."
McCullough takes a Roman holiday and returns to more familiar territory—her native Australia—to tell the tale of an unjustly convicted man transported to the penal colony of Botany Bay. Read full book review >

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THE GRASS CROWN by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"With glossary and maps. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for November)"
Volume two of McCullough's triumphant Roman series. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY MURDERS by Colleen McCullough
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"You may need a scorecard to keep track of the perps and vics, but there's still room for a final twist as veteran McCullough (The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet, 2008, etc.) sends this frantic mega-mystery to its mostly foreseeable end."
Besieged by corpses, a Connecticut police department mobilizes in search of the mastermind behind a one-day killing spree. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1972

"Workmanlike and thorough though it is, McCullough's history of the bridge has more bulk than stature."
It took 14 years to build and it cost 15 million dollars and the lives of 20 workmen. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1977

"But Stevens was able to recruit the greatest engineering minds of the period—and the book is able to recapture their breakthroughs."
A first-rate drama of-mobilization and diplomacy "not unlike that of war." Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by David McCullough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Despite the whopping length, there's not a wasted word in this superb, swiftly moving narrative, which brings new and overdue honor to a Founding Father."
A great, troubled, and, it seems, overlooked president receives his due from the Pulitzer-winning historian/biographer McCullough (Truman, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >