Search Results: "Paddy Hirsch"


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MAN VS. MARKETS by Paddy Hirsch
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Quibbles aside, if this can help those ordinary consumers understand what's happening to their money, this accessible, often entertaining book will serve a valuable purpose."
A cartoon-laced, elementary but not terribly dumbed-down introduction to the dismal science by American Public Media Marketplace producer Hirsch. Read full book review >

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PADDY THE PENGUIN by Paul Galdone
Released: Aug. 17, 1959

"Paul Galdone whose animal stories and drawings have won him a considerable reputation catches the humor of the penguin without sacrificing accuracy in his treatment of the aquatic bird."
A very wistful penguin looks longingly at the Arctic sky, wishing that — since he has wings, he could fly like a proper bird. Read full book review >

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KNICK KNACK PADDY WHACK by Ardal O'Hanlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2000

"O—Hanlon is the real thing."
A likably rowdy first novel with a sudden (and not entirely credible) violent climactic turn, by a fine young Irish writer who's also a successful standup comedian and film actor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"In his hands, the irreconcilable differences of the Anglo-Irish tradition and character become creative oppositions."
Drawing on politics, literature, popular culture, and his personal observations, Foster (History/Oxford, Modern Ireland, 1600-1971, 1989), the leading authority on modern Irish history, reveals in this gathering of 14 essays (most previously published in academic journals) the intricacies, ambivalences, and illusions behind the Anglo-Irish identity crisis, especially from 18401922. Read full book review >

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PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 1993

"A work of maturity and grace."
Irish writer Doyle's fourth novel (The Van, The Snapper, etc.)—and the just-announced 1993 Booker Prize winner: a story that depicts with remarkable acuity that extraordinary intensity of response that is at the heart of childhood. Read full book review >

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THE LAST FOUR DAYS OF PADDY BUCKLEY by Jeremy Massey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Highly readable and entertaining, though far-fetched in key moments, the novel benefits especially from Massey's mostly restrained, deadpan Irish sense of humor."
A man working for a Dublin funeral home runs afoul of one of Ireland's top gangsters in this dark, comic, and sometimes-romantic debut. Read full book review >

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THE WONDERS by Paddy O'Reilly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"The impossible slides skillfully into the believable here; O'Reilly's delightful novel never shirks its responsibility to emotional truth as it tells a story about being known and being different."
In a novel that feels both sharply realistic and wildly, indelibly imaginative, O'Reilly (The Fine Color of Rust, 2012, etc.) offers a story about the stars of an impossible, glamorous freak show that sidesteps any expectations of sentimental quirk with wit and deep feeling.Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF SPIES by Paddy Hayes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"As exciting as any good spy thriller—but it's all true."
Intelligence researcher Hayes opens the door on the fascinating life of one of England's greatest spies, Daphne Park (1921-2010). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2007

"Docherty demonstrates, a bit murkily, that the Khyber Pass remains central to the transmission of cultures, religions and weaponry throughout the region."
Strategic history of the 30-mile stretch within the White Mountains that forms an uneasy border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read full book review >

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VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >

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DARIUS BELL AND THE GLITTER POOL by Odo Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Hirsch's dry, understated humor and his subtly charming characters, who are willing to put up with one another's foibles and eccentricities, however annoying, for the sake of friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The scion of a once-prominent, wealthy family, Hector Bell engages in ingenious bartering and wishful thinking to support his wife and sons, Cyrus and Darius, on the decaying estate, while he writes stories no one wants to read. Read full book review >