Search Results: "Neil McGarry"


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The Ruling Mask by Neil McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A compelling addition to an impressive fantasy series with a strong heroine."
McGarry and Ravipinto (The Fall of Ventaris, 2013, etc.) return to the turbulent city of Rodaas in this third installment of a series.Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF VENTARIS by Neil McGarry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 21, 2013

"A thrilling story of thievery and self-discovery."
In the second installment of McGarry and Ravipinto's (Duchess of the Shallows, 2012) fantasy series, a young woman seeks to find balance between her past life as a scholar's daughter and her new life as a rising star among criminals. Read full book review >

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NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"An ambling and chatty road trip journal that becomes a surprisingly meaningful rumination on getting old without fading away."
Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Read full book review >

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THE DUCHESS OF THE SHALLOWS by Neil McGarry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 2, 2012

"A fresh, compelling twist on fantasy, without magic or sorcery."
Co-authors McGarry and Ravipinto jump into the fantasy genre: "The time had come to leap before she looked," with the rest of the book explaining the heroine's dramatic decision. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE CRUSADER'S CURSE by Kevin Sylvester
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"This is a funny book, chock full of action, slapstick, puns and eccentrics. Fans of the first two will eat it up. (Mystery. 12-14)"
This mystery/adventure, third in the series, begins in Vancouver, Canada, then takes a side trip to Paris, leaving a trail of amusement and mayhem. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Also real is the fact that Tammy's tenacity is never fully appreciated, even as she softens her principles and becomes slightly more understanding than seemed possible in the beginning. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the summer of 1969, when astronauts land on the moon, and Tamara Ann Simpson is not having a good time. Read full book review >

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EXPLORE THE COSMOS LIKE NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON by CAP Saucier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Better ventures into the high frontier abound—and so do better profiles of our leading living science popularizer. (notes, glossary, bibliography, no index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A tour of the solar system and the cosmos beyond, with a celebrity guide standing by. Read full book review >

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PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A probing, captivating story. (Romance. 12 & up)"
This intense and intriguing debut delves into the psychological difficulties of two teens who fall in love. Read full book review >

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ILLUMINATION by Terry McGarry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"An inventive but far too frequently gruesome quest for self-discovery, replete with grotesque violence and torpid sex scenes."
Cluttered and overheated first fantasy of a pseudo-Gaelic world where magic, or magecraft, is practiced only in groups of three, adding enormous complexity to human relationships. Read full book review >

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DREAM DATE by Jean McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2002

"Reading McGarry's stories (Home at Last<\I>, 1994, etc.) is to be surprised and delighted."
After a second novel (Gallagher's Travels, 1997), McGarry returns to her strength, the short story, with a knockout fourth collection of wonderfully honed, superbly quirky tales exploring the modern-day crises of relationship-weary men and women. Read full book review >