Search Results: "Nora Gallagher"


BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING LIGHT by Nora Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Still, a vivid, thoughtful book that earns the reader's attention and respect. And the story of Los Alamos cannot be told too often."
Three hopeful souls from different worlds hesitantly confront their destinies in Californian Gallagher's earnest, carefully patterned debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2003

"In Gallagher's inspiring account, faith challenges and confuses as well as consoles."
A call to the Episcopalian priesthood initiates a period of grieving and a test of vocation. Read full book review >

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THINGS SEEN AND UNSEEN by Nora Gallagher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A beautifully rendered fusion of the transcendent and the day-to-day. (Author tour)"
A reflective, honest journey through the liturgical year with essayist Gallagher, whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, Mother Jones, and elsewhere. Read full book review >

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THE MOONLIGHT SONATA AT THE MAYO CLINIC by Nora Gallagher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2013

"A poetic tale of a personal medical crisis."
Memoirist, essayist and novelist Gallagher (The Sacred Meal, 2009, etc.) explores the series of events set into motion by the startling diagnosis that she suffered from a condition causing blindness. Read full book review >

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MICROBES by Amy  Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Scanty for a stand-alone guide but definitely a vocabulary enricher. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A playful introduction to bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2008

"Enthusiasts will love it; others may grow bored."
The editor in chief of Living Bird magazine writes about his favorite feathered friends. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE, WITH ANGEL by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"As in disaster movies, whatever may happen to the good guys, the bad guys are sure to be punished in this swift- moving, professional midbrow pulp."
British TV writer Gallagher makes his US debut in this neo-gothic tale of an unhappy girl who's neglected by her often absent father, who's bent on returning to her highly unsuitable mother—and who runs away from home in the company of a child killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A thumbtack on the chair seat for moral equivocators, whatever their faith."
The impassioned, sometimes holy, sometimes holier-than-thou world of Catholic political activists. Read full book review >

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THE POPULARITY SPELL by Toni Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Gallagher's tale evolves beyond a simple popularity quest, as amid the commotion wrought by her voodoo experiments, Cleo gains an appreciation for authentic friendships. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A belated birthday gift creates havoc for 11-year-old Cleo. Read full book review >

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FRIEND OR FOE by Brian Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A lovely and well-written novel whose appeal stateside may be limited by American readers' unfamiliarity with this historic event. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
Friends from opposite sides unite during Ireland's Easter Rising, 1916. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"While the Battle of Britain isn't culturally central on this side of the pond, U.S. readers may be intrigued by the atypical setting as well as the brisk, if slow to arrive, climax. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Two young Dublin refugees cement a friendship and unmask a Nazi spy in this patchy import. Read full book review >

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A WALK INTO DARKNESS by J.E. Gallagher
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Muddled in the beginning but provides a supernaturally infused take on the militaristic thriller."
Gallagher's militaristic thriller blends horror and suspense. Read full book review >