Search Results: "Michael Patrick Lynch"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2016

"An excellent, much-needed contribution to the constant battle to sort truth from falsity."
How the Internet and "Google-knowing" can aggravate our tendency to be unreasonable. Read full book review >

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FIGURE OF EIGHT by Patrick Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Yet Lynch (The Policy, 1998, etc.) delivers this, and more, with almost effortless ease."
A relentless, clock-stopping psychothriller about a neurotic Ukrainian figure-skating champion trying to make it in Hollywood, her marginally psychotic bodyguard, and the insidious stalker who guards a secret that could shatter her career. Read full book review >

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THE POLICY by Patrick Lynch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A well-balanced examination of the hypocrisy, bad science, and old-fashioned greed that drive—and cripple—the American insurance industry."
Intelligently crafted thriller that succeeds at making the most monotonous industry in America fascinating and believably menacing. Read full book review >

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CARRIERS by Patrick Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 1995

"It would make a terrific movie for audiences who weren't satisfiedor scared offby Outbreak. (First printing of 100,000)"
Move over, Ebola virus. Read full book review >

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OMEGA by Patrick Lynch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 1997

"Maybe this thriller should be available only by prescription."
Lynch brings the biomedical Armageddon of Carriers (1995) horrifyingly closer to home in this search for a magical antibiotic. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Includes timelines, lists of monarchs and an index but no source lists. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Tricked out with a ribbon, foil highlights on the jacket and portrait galleries at each chapter's head by Ireland's leading illustrator, this handsome package offers British readers an orgy of self-congratulatory historical highlights. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"Poignant and disturbing."
An American journalist steps lightly and perceptively in these vignettes of Northern Ireland as it endeavors to bring peace into its everyday life. Read full book review >

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ALL SOULS by Michael Patrick MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A remarkable work. (Author tour)"
An incendiary, moving book that startles on nearly every page. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Effectively establishes the ideological bona fides of a movement too easily caricatured."
A prominent Tea Party voice examines the roots of modern conservative populism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2006

"Blistering scrapbook pages from a melancholy childhood."
Simple yet affecting follow-up to MacDonald's raw debut memoir, All Souls (1999). Read full book review >

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PSALMANDALA by Michael Patrick Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An ambitious, blustery debut that establishes a distinct and often arcane style."
Combining cosmic visions with earthy anecdotes, this hallucinogenic collection of poems tells of a moody man finding his place in the universe. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Humor, math and poetry—who knew they were such a good combination? (Poetry/math. 8-12)"
Going a step beyond his Arithme-Tickle (illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, 2001), Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve. Read full book review >