Search Results: "Patrick Flanery"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT AND THE ALPHABETIMALS by Patrick  O'Toole
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2012

"Overall, though, O'Toole's iPad app delivers on a basic premise: Learning can be simple, imaginative and fun. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
Albert thinks "learning ABC's [is] a bore. / He'd rather go on safari, take some pictures and explore"...and so he does. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERS' MONSTER by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Make time to share with young monsters everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Grouch, Grump and Gloom 'n' Doom (who has two heads) continually bicker about who is the most impressive monster. When the solution they come up with turns out to be different from what they expected, a surprising but welcome lesson is eventually learned. Read full book review >

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ME...JANE by Patrick McDonnell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 5, 2011

"Backmatter includes a pithy biography, additional photographs and a letter and drawing from Jane herself—children will thrill at the connection. (Picture book/biography. 2-10)"
Little Jane Goodall and Jubilee (her toy chimpanzee) ramble outside their English country home observing everyday animal miracles and dreaming of a life in Africa, "living with, / and helping, / all animals." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2003

"A sure-fire winner for young Civil War buffs. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A picture-book history illustrates the beginning of a new era in naval warfare. Read full book review >

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THE MIGHTY STREET SWEEPER by Patrick Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In this little delight, Moore honors the common, but far from average, making even the most ordinary seem extraordinary. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Labeling everything from the dirt hopper to the safety light, the endpapers set the stage with basic blueprints of the street sweeper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Add this to the hangar full of aviation books this year. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
O'Brien describes 17 historic 20th-century flights in chronological order. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF NOTHING by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"It will do double duty as a conversation starter for older kids at storytime. (Picture book. 5+)"
Fresh from the comic-strip panels of Mutts, Mooch the cat doesn't know what to get his best friend Earl the dog on a certain "special day." Read full book review >