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 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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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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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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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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NO HARM DONE by Jean McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2017

"McGarry at her best pushes the envelope just past realism in a way that can be comic, creepy, and poignant, putting her in the school of Lorrie Moore and George Saunders."
Short stories dominated by postwar Irish-American families and marked by an entertainingly strange sensibility. 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 >

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DARE YOU TO by Katie McGarry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Everything—setting, characters, romance—about this novel works and works well. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A hard-bitten street girl and a seemingly perfect baseball hero fall for each other. Read full book review >

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THE BINDER’S ROAD by Terry McGarry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"But the attempt is lost in a cluttered narrative with too many intricacies that fail to cohere."
A turbid, relentlessly grim return to the pseudo-Welsh fantasy world of Illumination (2001) introduces even more gruesome complexities to a densely layered story. Read full book review >

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GALLAGHER'S TRAVELS by Jean McGarry
Released: July 31, 1997

A fictional account of a young woman's struggles to become an investigative journalist in the early '70s is informative at its best, plodding and colorless at its worst. Read full book review >

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THE LOST MOTHER by Mary McGarry Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2005

"A mother remorselessly abandons her children in a cheap tearjerker."
A Depression-era, lachrymose saga targeting the latest fashionable villain in literature: the absent mother. Read full book review >

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SONGS IN ORDINARY TIME by Mary McGarry Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 1995

"A grand sweep of a novel: Morris, like a contemporary Dickens, creates a world teeming with incident and characters often foolish, even nasty, but always alive and in your face. (First printing of 75,000; $75,000 ad/promo)"
From the justly touted author of Vanished (a 1988 NBA nominee) and A Dangerous Woman (1991) comes this panoramic view of small- town lifea novel infused with empathy for the flawed and failed who live there. Read full book review >