Search Results: "Patricia Mulcahy"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A delightful trek into the world of TV production and a substantive treat for the truly addicted PBS fan."
Chronicling her 25-year career with PBS, Eaton provides a behind-the-camera look into the creative process involved in producing Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery!Read full book review >

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CONSTELLATION by Greg Mulcahy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1996

"Mulcahy is often clever and funny. But he never fleshes out any of his conceits, as if they weren't worth the bother. Readers will concur."
Short, manic, experimental first novel from the author of the story collection Out of Work (1993).
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O'HEARN by Greg Mulcahy
Released: April 1, 2015

"An inventive but ultimately thin portrayal of workplace despair."
A worker bee stumbles his way through an absurdist landscape in the company of two colleagues. Read full book review >

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ZACH MAKES MISTAKES by William  Mulcahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Not simplistic but relentlessly utilitarian. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Zach's inattention to rules on a field trip results in a couple of embarrassing faux pas, but with help from a friend and a teacher he learns how to deal. Read full book review >

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OUT OF WORK by Greg Mulcahy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"But all that really comes across is their self-conscious brevity—what is finally the sentimentality of saying too little about what's too insupportably much."
The heavy influence of Raymond Carver, plus a touch of Hemingway and cyberpunk, distills Mulcahy's debut collection—which includes a novella, ``Glass''—down to an edgy, somewhat paranoid vision of general failure and desuetude. Read full book review >

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ZACH HANGS IN THERE by William  Mulcahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Teachers and parents may find this purposeful book useful, but most children will not. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Zach wants to swing successfully on the trapeze rings. Read full book review >

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ZACH APOLOGIZES by William  Mulcahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"While not many kids are likely to ask for repeated readings, still this new series is a useful tool for teaching valuable skills. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Counselor and psychotherapist Mulcahy makes his children's-book debut with the Zach Rules series, designed to give kids some coping tools for working through everyday problems. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA BOSWORTH
by Gerald Bartell

In a series of successful biographies, Patricia Bosworth trained the spotlight on four major American artists: Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Diane Arbus, and Jane Fonda. Now, in The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan, Bosworth takes center stage.

The memoir follows her life and career from the 50s through the early 60s as ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CLARA AND DAVIE by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Not up to Polacco's usual standard. (Picture book. 7-10)"
From her apparently inexhaustible font of family stories, Polacco chooses one about Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross and a distant relative by marriage. Read full book review >

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MR. WAYNE'S MASTERPIECE by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Like Polacco's Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998) and others, an inspiring tale made all the more so by its roots in life. (Picture book. 7-10)"
The terrible fear of speaking in public in front of others—no words will come out, no terror like it—is given passionate form in Polacco's latest, based, as her books often are, on an event from her own life. Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING CUP by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"History, religious persecution, immigration, and the skeins of faith and love that connect a family are all knit together in this powerful, accessible and deeply affecting story. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Polacco has a gift for turning her own family stories into picture books that can touch the hearts of all. Read full book review >