Search Results: "Michael Stewart Foley"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"An interesting take on American political life during the past 50 years, persuasively backed by anecdotal evidence and macro-level research."
American citizens weren't so complacent during the 1970s and '80s. Read full book review >

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GETTING USED TO NOT BEING REMARKABLE by Michael Foley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1999

"Thoughtful and touching: Martin's sense of humor and of the absurd keep him well clear of self-pity—although Foley's narration stays rather dry and introverted."
A faintly melancholy portrait of the comedies inherent in middle age, by an Irish novelist (The Road to Notown, 1997) who makes optimum use of his Celtic wit. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO NOTOWN by Michael Foley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1997

"A superb exposition of the dynamics of private lives played out endlessly in public—and written with an easy wit and casual sophistication that have all but vanished from the contemporary scene."
East meets West—or, more precisely, North meets South—and all hell breaks loose in new arrival Foley's raucous, vicious, and utterly brilliant satire of culture, religion, and literary ambitions in modern Ireland. Read full book review >

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COMPULSION by Michael Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Damage."
Wasting no time in preliminaries, Stewart (Belladonna, 1992, etc.) opens with mutilated model Cristina Parigi's frantic, fatal, very public plunge into the East River and then, within a few pages, shows her employer already erotically re-creating herself as Cristina. Read full book review >

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BELLADONNA by Michael Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"Stewart, a generally talented writer, just doesn't know when to quit."
From the title-pun—about a beautiful but deadly heroine—on: an intelligent, literate occult thriller that suffers from the melodramatic excess typical of Stewart's previous chillers (Grace, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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RED TED AND THE LOST THINGS by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A satisfying tale for all involved, from the adopted crocodile, satiated cat and found teddy bear to the readers who will delight in this sweet adventure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Red Ted, accidentally left behind, is deposited in the Place for Lost Things. Read full book review >

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COUNTING WOLVES by Michael F. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2017

"A deeply affecting, hard-to-put-down work that depicts a girl's dark odyssey through obsession toward healing insight."
In this latest novel by a prolific author of YA fiction, a teenager's life spirals out of control as she desperately attempts to evade the savage manifestation of her fear. Read full book review >

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KEEP IN A COLD, DARK PLACE by Michael F. Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2017

"A darkly funny rural tale with a scary bent."
A middle-grade novel tells the story of a girl's monstrous discovery on the family farm. Read full book review >

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Assured Destruction by Michael F. Stewart
Released: March 22, 2013

"A fun, fast-paced thriller guaranteed to distract teens from Facebook for at least a little while."
The real-world consequences of a teenage hacker's online exploits threaten to bring down her familybusiness in the first book of Stewart's (Ruination, 2012, etc.) projected teen thriller series. Read full book review >

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DON’T WORRY BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A great book to share with little ones who face a prolonged absence from a beloved friend or relative. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For the second in the Thank You Bear series, Foley once again manages to convey maximum message with minimal text and illustration. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A smooth union of words and art to illustrate an important message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
One day Bear finds a small box, "the greatest thing ever," and sets out to give it to Mouse, certain he will love it. Read full book review >

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WILLOUGHBY & THE LION by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"In spite of this Foley's signature sweetness is definitely present and accounted for. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Willoughby Smith doesn't much like his new home but learns that all is not lost when he discovers a magical wish-giving lion stuck on a rock in his backyard. Read full book review >