Search Results: "Michael C. Hurley"


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ONCE UPON A GYPSY MOON by Michael C. Hurley
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A striking memoir of personal discovery."
In a 32-foot sloop named the Gypsy Moon, attorney Hurley sails solo from Annapolis to Nassau in this memoir. Read full book review >

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The Passage by Michael Hurley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"A thoughtful and poetic story of a voyager accepting, and then moving beyond, his personal failures."
A spiritually lost man makes a mystical journey across the Atlantic in this philosophical novel. Read full book review >

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THE VINEYARD by Michael Hurley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A real sense of place makes this recommended read almost as much fun as the Vineyard in July."
In this engrossing mashup of chick lit, mystery and romance, Hurley (The Prodigal, 2013, etc.) conjures up experiences that provoke three beautiful young women marred by failure and disappointment to question traditional values (church and family). Read full book review >

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THE PRODIGAL by Michael Hurley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 28, 2013

"Stirring, romantic and evocative of the sea's magic."
A disgraced lawyer finds friends and purpose on the island of Ocracoke in North Carolina when he gets the chance to help refurbish and race a mysterious schooner. Read full book review >

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THE LONEY by Andrew Michael Hurley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Mysterious and bleak, atmospheric and creepy—but, ironically, the novel lacks soul."
Years after a disturbing incident changes his life, a man finally tells the story of what happened to him and his brother in Hurley's tension-filled debut. Read full book review >

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FETCH by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Attractive and crisp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At the beach, a dog's game of fetch becomes an exploration of the natural environment. Read full book review >

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NEST by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"This superficial robin's-eye view of a year does not really get off the ground. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hurley's penchant for textile design is clearly apparent in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

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HOP by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Minimal text yields maximum effect in this book of nonfiction for the very youngest children. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
Children who have seen bunnies frolic in their backyards, scamper across the lawn of a park, or roam in fields in their imaginations will find Hurley's latest charming and informative in equal measure. Read full book review >

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RIBBIT by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A visually impressive, mostly well-executed offering. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
The life cycle of a frog is shown with illustrations and minimal words in this picture book. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LANGUAGE by Michael C. Corballis
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2017

"A fine, accessible introduction to a captivating, and still evolving, academic field."
Daring to question Noam Chomsky's "big bang" theory about language in humans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2013

"A thoroughly enjoyable exploration of questions even astute readers may not have thought worth asking."
A wise old psychologist collects a lifetime of neurological pearls. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF MARTYRS by Michael C. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Writing with a good feel for the period, White (Marked Man, 2000, etc.) manages to get the history right and keep the narrative taut at the same time."
A historical thriller about two real-life Irish Catholics who were arrested for a brutal murder in early 19th-century Boston. Read full book review >