Search Results: "Matthew Quick"


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THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE by Matthew Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A valuable addition to fiction about the tangled aftereffects of Vietnam on soldiers in the field."
A veteran tries to come to terms with the traumatic experiences he had a generation earlier in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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EVERY EXQUISITE THING by Matthew Quick
Released: May 10, 2016

"A strong, well-written female protagonist sets this coming-of-age novel apart. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After a teacher gifts her a copy of a cult classic novel, student-athlete Nanette O'Hare rebels against her manufactured white, middle-class lifestyle. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Matthew Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A first novel that doggedly does its own thing (we're reminded of Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes). Most readers will find Pat just about irresistible."
In Quick's immensely likable debut novel, an emotionally damaged loser runs a complex pattern that transforms him into a hero we can all root for. Read full book review >

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LOVE MAY FAIL by Matthew Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"An overstuffed ode to bygone pop culture and the unattainable literary life."
When a metal head princess, a reformed junkie, a fast-talking woman of God, and a despondent retired teacher walk into a book, unpredictable chaos ensues. Read full book review >

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Released: March 5, 2012

"A story that, like Finley, expresses a lot in relatively few words. (Fiction. 12 & up) "
In a town partially controlled by the Irish mob, a quiet friendship develops between two basketball players. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW by Matthew Quick
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A whimsical, clever narrative."
Quirky, feel-good fiction from the author of The Silver Linings Playbook (2008). Read full book review >

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FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An artful, hopeful exploration of a teen boy in intense need. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen boy with a World War II pistol in hand is bent on murder and suicide. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW A.B.C. by Peter Catalanotto
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A stunning play of art and verbal imagination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The backgrounds to the illustrations in Catalanotto's inspired alphabet book may remind readers of Mark Rothko's paintings, but the portraits of the characters in the foregrounds of the bifurcated color fields are uniformly droll. Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten class has 25 students, all named Matthew, and most with jug ears and gap-toothed smiles. Read full book review >

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QUICK FIX by Linda Grimes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Not quite as much fun as last time, but it's sexy and amusing and sure to please Grimes fans."
Second (In a Fix, 2012) in the urban fantasy series starring Ciel Halligan, "aura adaptor," meaning that she can take on the physical characteristics of another person. Even more useful, auras can be remembered and swapped with other adaptors. Read full book review >

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QUICK STUDY by Maggie Barbieri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Barbieri's third college-themed mystery has little college and less mystery. Getting Alison into scrapes and having Crawford save her bacon is the main item on the syllabus."
As a pricey new Big Apple condo development threatens to obscure current residents' view of the Hudson, a college teacher unearths dark doings at the construction site. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW UNSTRUNG by Kate Seago
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Uneven but often engrossing. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A harrowing, if roughly constructed debut, based on the experiences of the author's grandfather; this tale of a student with a learning disability who is driven into a nervous breakdown is set in the early years of this century, when treatment of insanity was still firmly fixed in the Dark Ages. Read full book review >

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GETTING RID OF MATTHEW by Jane Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Fallon's debut is sharp enough, but a languishing plot dulls the author's wit."
The other woman attempts to make amends in this debut novel from Fallon, a U.K. television producer and partner of comedian Ricky Gervais. Read full book review >