Search Results: "Mary McHugh"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Real help, real comfort for those personally affected."
For siblings of those with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities, here is helpful advice, comfort, and the company of others who've been there. Read full book review >

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Released: March 6, 2007

"For those with a terrible thirst for foamy Hibernian whimsy."
A jolly journalist takes a junket from Down Under to the Emerald Isle in order to acquire a taste for the beverage he describes as "liquid coal." Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD by Laura McHugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"An accomplished literary thriller."
A teenager investigates a friend's murder and learns much more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

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SILENT FURY by Linda McHugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A little dab of these dirty doings will do it for ya."
A first novel of suspense that splits at the seams with murders, sleaze, beatings, fraud, and even a witch hunt. Read full book review >

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ARROWOOD by Laura McHugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Long on atmosphere, short on answers."
A troubled young woman returns home to Keokuk, Iowa, to reclaim a surprise inheritance and a tortured past in McHugh's second literary mystery (Weight of Blood, 2015). Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"An interesting firsthand account of the physical and emotional recovery of a town."
McHugh's (Death Matters, 2009, etc.) fourth book offers a primary historical record of a small town hit by a violent and deadly tornado. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NEKROPOLIS by Maureen F. McHugh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"McHugh raises some substantial issues but doesn't trouble to explore them."
Medium-future love story from the author of Mission Child (1998), etc. In an alternate world, in a country named Morocco, plain, unassuming servant Hariba has been "jessed," bonded chemically and neurologically to her employer/owner. Read full book review >

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HALF THE DAY IS NIGHT by Maureen F. McHugh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"If only the suspense were as real, this novel would be splendid."
David Dai is nervous about his new job. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE APOCALYPSE by Maureen F. McHugh
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An uneven collection whose flashes of profundity are too often doused by dispassion."
All our worst dystopian fears are realized in this grim collection. Read full book review >

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MISSION CHILD by Maureen F. McHugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"A panoramic, provocative, and heartfelt though inconclusive journey with a complex but perplexing heroine."
Science fiction spiritual odyssey from the author of Half the Day is Night (1994), etc. Teenager Janna lives in a small village on the tundra of a long-isolated colony world only recently rediscovered by Earth. Read full book review >