Search Results: "Patrick Donovan"


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FORTY YEARS OF SACRED SPACE by Patrick Donovan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Despite minor flaws, Donovan provides a veritable smorgasbord of nutritious thoughts for anyone interested in the topic of healing."
Donovan presents radical theories of illness and healing in this philosophical, thought-provoking debut. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER? by Gail Donovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Purposeful in a lighthearted way but guaranteed to make your head—scalp and brain—itch! (Fiction. 8-11)"
Bailey's life is lousy—yes, really louse-y, because she and all the other fifth graders have head lice! Read full book review >

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AHGOTTAHANDLEONIT by Donovan Mixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An existential examination of the cycle of violence. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
No, Tim definitely doesn't have a handle on it. Read full book review >

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ENTERING THE MARE by Katie Donovan
Released: March 30, 1998

"Donovan's trite phrases (—two ripe melons— for breasts; —the big apple— for NYC) indicate her general inattention to detail'she sacrifices language for visceral appeal."
The second book of poems by the young Irish journalist isn—t as full of bodily functions and sexy paganism as her first (Watermelon Man, 1993), and that's a relief, though Donovan still personalizes her more political verse about hunger strikes (—Strike—), greed (—Hunger at Doolough—) and —toxic waste— (—Out of Her Clay—). Read full book review >

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BUDDHA DA by Anne Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Let's hope the funny spelling doesn't keep this engaging and accessible tale from the broad readership it deserves."
Shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, a tenderly funny and unpretentiously philosophical portrait of a Glasgow family in turmoil. Read full book review >

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V. GOLIATH by Karen Donovan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Provocative and well told, offering comfort food to both those who believe that trial lawyers are leading the country to ruin and those who believe they are our salvation."
Intriguing portrait of one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, and a fine brief on how a certain kind of law is done: slowly, thoroughly, and very expensively. Read full book review >

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FERAL CITIES by Tristan Donovan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2015

"A clear demonstration that the world's cities are full of nonhuman life, best read in small doses, say a chapter at a time on one's daily commute to and from the city."
Exploration of the creatures that share our urban centers, including giant house-eating snails in Miami, leopards in Mumbai, wild pigs in Berlin and red foxes in London. Read full book review >

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YOUNG IRELANDERS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Gemlike stories that focus on contemporary issues in Ireland."
Donovan (Sunless, 2007, etc.) provides quiet stories of place and displacement, of relationships and disruption. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2012

"An authoritative, moving retelling of an enduring episode of sacrifice and courage."
A popular historian revisits the most stirring siege in American history. Read full book review >

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SCHOPENHAUER’S TELESCOPE by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Overconstructed but intermittently superb: an ambitious if flawed debut from a promising writer."
Two men, one digging a hole, the other watching and talking, lay out the history of man's cruelty to man. Read full book review >

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THE DECENT PROPOSAL by Kemper Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A Labrador retriever of a book—you'll find yourself smiling even when it knocks over the furniture and drools on your leg."
Boy meets girl—for big bucks—in this high-concept Los Angeles rom-com. Read full book review >