Search Results: "Michael J. Tougias"


BOOK REVIEW

A STORM TOO SOON by Michael J. Tougias
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"A sure-fire hit with young readers who are always ready for a good disaster tale. (epilogue, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
In an adaptation for young readers of his A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue (2013), Tougias tells the story of the Sean Seymour II, a 44-foot sailboat swamped in a Gulf Stream storm in 2007. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2005

"A must—maybe—for marine disaster buffs; others should watch out for the rocks."
Reconstructed series of events in an aborted rescue attempt at sea during the Blizzard of the Century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2007

"A blustery seafarer's delight, rendered with gusto."
Prolific author and lecturer Tougias (Ten Hours Until Dawn, 2005, etc.) sets sail for another passionately recounted peril-at-sea adventure, this time adrift on the unpredictable waters of the Atlantic in 1980. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Heart-pounding action for the avid armchair adventurer."
The gripping account of three extraordinary 2007 maritime rescues near the treacherous waters of the Gulf Stream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FINEST HOURS by Michael J. Tougias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A thrilling, harrowing account of disaster and heroism. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Readers who appreciate a gripping survival tale will be spellbound by this fast-paced, action-packed account of a real-life disaster involving two tankers wrecked in a ferocious North Atlantic storm and the crews' hair-raising, valiant rescue by the Coast Guard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A taut recounting of a needless maritime tragedy."
In October 2012, out of New London, Conn., bound for St. Petersburg, Fla., a single tall ship sailed into the path of "the largest storm in geographic spread ever forecast." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Makes staying home seem a sensible choice."
Arresting true-life stories demonstrate that it's a jungle out there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >