Search Results: "Patrick Flanery"


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PATRICK by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"For the most part, though, the format, vocabulary and art work well here to encourage kids to read on their own and have fun doing it. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
Hayes, the Geisel Award-winning creator of the Benny and Penny stories (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, 2009, etc.) introduces a new character in this collection of short graphic stories. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Stephen R. Lawhead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2003

"A straightforward Celtic paperback yarn, but this one is blessedly short on the talking trees, magic swords, and warrior maidens that clutter up so many from Lawhead (Mystic Rose, 2001, etc.). Still, you'll still need to be a serious Celt-ophile to get through it."
A fictionalized biography of St. Patrick, circa a.d. 400, concentrating on the "lost years" of the famous Irish patriarch. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1992

"An excellent contribution. (Biography/Picture book. 4-8)"
A brief, straightforward summary of the known facts about the saint's life, illustrated in dePaola's usual accomplished manner with simple, stylized figures and a pleasing variety of frames bordered with gold bands that unify the whole. Read full book review >

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I AM NO ONE by Patrick Flanery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"This is a worthy addition to the growing shelf on the erosion of personal privacy in the service of public security."
A university professor worries about lost privacy and past sins after receiving cartons filled with years of personal data in this blend of psychological and political suspense. Read full book review >

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FALLEN LAND by Patrick Flanery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"A haunting, layered allegory."
The cataclysm at the root of Flanery's (Absolution, 2012) second novel is an act of mob violence 100 years past. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTION by Patrick Flanery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"Complex in theme, complex in narrative, this is a masterful literary exploration of the specter of conscience and the formidable cost of reconciliation."
In Flanery's debut literary fiction, Sam Leroux has a publisher's assignment to write the biography of a famous South African author, Clare Wald, imperious, reticent, evasive about her writing and disinclined to discuss her catastrophic personal life. Read full book review >

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JANE TWO by Sean Patrick Flanery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Sweet in parts, but for a story told in hindsight, it's heavy on the black-and-white certainties of childhood and light on the (more compelling) ambiguities that come with retrospect."
In 1970s Texas, a boy learns life lessons from his grandfather while pining for the girl next door. Read full book review >

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POPE PATRICK by Peter de Rosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 1997

"Not terribly funny, nor wonderfully sharp, and occasionally downright irksome in its reliance on stereotype: a cartoon for grownups."
The Quiet Man steps into The Shoes of the Fisherman and goes for a long walk in the O'Learys' cow pasture—all in de Rosa's (Vicars of Christ, 1989, etc.) would-be apocalyptic parody of religious and political life. Read full book review >

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PATRICK WHITE by David Marr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 1992

"Superb. (Thirty-pages of photographs.)"
The sleeper biography of this and recent years, Australian journalist Marr's book has more than amplitude and its subject's blessing (White actually got to read most of the book before his death in 1990) going for it: It is an unusually calm, unstraining, unjaded, and even curious work, fascinated with Patrick White but never fawning over or using him (he'd have been hard to use this way anyway) as an illustration of an artistic or psychological conclusion the biographer has come to. Read full book review >