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BOOK REVIEW

COLD BARREL ZERO by Matthew Quirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"A lethal game of cat and mouse fuels Quirk's third and best novel, a military spy thriller in which one all-out conspiracy is met by another."
Former combat medic Tom Byrne finds himself in the ultimate squeeze when he's caught between the FBI, which falsely arrests him for stealing government secrets, and a Special Ops veteran he once fought with who's accused of committing terrorist acts. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN SWITCH by Matthew Quirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"An excellent follow-up to Cold Barrel Zero (2015), this is a standout thriller."
An underground network of U.S. operatives contracted by the government to kill terrorists has been exposed, leaving the Special Ops and their families vulnerable to foreign assassins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 500 by Matthew Quirk
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"A book that offers lots of action and gloomy shadows but not much dramatic traction."
Washington, D.C., is the setting for this John Grisham-style thriller about a recent Harvard Law graduate who gets in way over his head at a sinister consulting and PR firm that will stop at nothing to control all 500 of the capital's top movers and shakers. Read full book review >

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THE DIRECTIVE by Matthew Quirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A fast-paced but emotionally empty follow-up to The 500."
A young Washington, D.C., attorney who inherited his con man father's skills and love of risk is forced under pain of death to steal trading secrets worth billions from the Federal Reserve Bank. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A great read for those in need of a crash course in style."
A guide to the complete wardrobe for any season and occasion. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH GREAT-AUNT CORNELIA by Anne Quirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1997

"The writing is tightly timed and riddled with humor as Quirk pokes fun at everything from nouvelle cuisine to dysfunctional families. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In her first book, Quirk proves herself smart and funny as she establishes and then parodies Manhattan high life as experienced by a teenager from Queens. Read full book review >

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A GIRL CALLED PROBLEM by Katie Quirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A mesmerizing read that expands young readers' worldview even as the pages turn. (glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old healer Shida (Swahili for "problem") can't save 6-year-old Furaha ("happiness") from an untimely death in the Tanzanian village of Njia Panda that its inhabitants label cursed. Read full book review >

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EVEN ALIENS NEED SNACKS by Matthew McElligott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Tasty fare for alien fans. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When his summer snack stand fails to attract family and neighbors, an enterprising young chef with a flair for the unusual draws some very weird customers from way out of town. Read full book review >

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INSECT-LO-PEDIA by Matthew Reinhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Reinhart offers no back matter, either. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Plainly intent on cramming the heads of budding naturalists with insect facts while communicating his own enthusiasm for the critters, Reinhart sandwiches quick looks at 26 sorts, from bristletails and cockroaches to ants and butterflies, between general comments on their common characteristics, and their medical, gustatory, and ecological relationships with us. Read full book review >

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WOLF IN THE SNOW by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Deeply satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A near-wordless story of kindness repaid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"From no-talent to million-seller discs to Broadway to Oscar- -and all the bodies along the way."
A life of the spectacular Cherilyn Sarkisian, by the author of Fasten Your Seatbelts: The Passionate Life of Bette Davis (1989), Margaret Sullavan (1986), and about 25 other celebrity bios. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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