Search Results: "Patrick Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS by Patrick Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Ryan highlights the quirks of ordinary life in a place known for the extraordinary in this sharp and funny collection."
In the shadow of the space program, everyday residents of Cape Canaveral and its environs cope with varying levels of domestic strife in these nine stories, set over the past 50 years. Read full book review >

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SEND ME by Patrick Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"If Ryan's dysfunctional family has been invented, rather than reported on or confessed, he has promise."
Think you have trouble in your family? The mother of a party girl, a slacker boy, a closeted gay son and another gay son with AIDS is deserted by two husbands. Read full book review >

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GEMINI BITES by Patrick Ryan
Released: March 1, 2011

"The conclusion isn't quite as much fun as the characters' journeys, but readers will definitely have lots to think about once they've finished. (Romantic thriller. 14 & up)"
Sparks fly when the mysterious, smooth-talking, eye-liner'd Garret Johnson moves in for a month with the very Bradylike household of sparring twins Kyle and Judy Renneker. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S STORYBOOK by Patrick Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A lovely supplement to the Shakespeare oeuvre. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Seven folktales are presented to the reader as having influenced Shakespeare in the writing of The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Winter's Tale. 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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WE COME IN PIECES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

The Deal:

Derek is a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BELLA UP, UP, AND AWAY by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A delightful nautical and aerial feline caper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her new pal accidentally drifts out to sea, a spunky cat attempts a daring rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

It's where on the sandlot you, as a kid, first essayed the national pastime that determines your lot in life, according to the comic proponents of the Ryan Theory of Adolescent Development in American Males. Read full book review >

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BELLA LOST AND FOUND by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Well-designed visuals hold up a somewhat flat story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An indoor kitty goes out to sea by mistake. Read full book review >

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WILFRED by Ryan Higgins
by Ryan Higgins, illustrated by Ryan Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"Other, stronger picture books about friendship abound. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wilfred is big. Wilfred is hairy. Wilfred is lonesome. Read full book review >