Search Results: "Patrick Taylor"


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A DUBLIN STUDENT DOCTOR by Patrick Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Adheres scrupulously to the motto 'first, do no harm.'"
The latest of Taylor's Irish Country Doctor series, this time a prequel depicting protagonist Fingal O'Reilly's med-student days. Read full book review >

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AN IRISH COUNTRY WEDDING by Patrick Taylor
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Gentle, colorful, feel-good stories of a peaceable life long gone. Think Mayberry with Dr. O'Reilly as Sheriff Taylor."
What Herriot did for Yorkshire, Taylor does for Northern Ireland's County Antrim and County Down; minus the animals, of course, but with all the good sentiments. Read full book review >

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AN IRISH DOCTOR IN LOVE AND AT SEA by Patrick Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Gentle humor, deeply emotional stories drawn from everyday life—Taylor's books are what Garrison Keillor might have produced if he'd been born in Country Antrim."
Taylor (An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War, 2014, etc.) revisits his beloved Irish medico, Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, as he faces new challenges in his practice and reconciles with World War II demons. Read full book review >

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AN IRISH DOCTOR IN PEACE AND AT WAR by Patrick Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"With humor and pithy human insights, Taylor continues pleasing readers with the escapades of Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly."
Taylor (Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor, 2013, etc.) reminds fans that even in the peaceable kingdom of County Antrim and County Down, good men shed blood when Hitler infected Europe.Read full book review >

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AN IRISH COUNTRY COURTSHIP by Patrick Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Nostalgia for a simpler time, plus an idyllic depiction of universal health coverage in action, may be the main appeal here."
Continuation of Taylor's popular series about country doctors in the tiny Northern Irish town of Ballybucklebo, circa 1964. Read full book review >

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AN IRISH COUNTRY DOCTOR by Patrick Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A sweetly affable story with little substance."
Based on journals the author kept during his early years in medical practice, this debut novel describes a young man's apprenticeship as a doctor in rural Ireland during the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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NOW AND IN THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH by Patrick Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"An engrossing tale nicely balancing war and peace."
This gripping thriller is about love and the Troubles—the love of a man and woman for each other, for freedom and for Ireland. 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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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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THE SANDWICH THIEF by André Marois
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A tempest in a lunchbox, but just deserts are dished up in a lip-smacking denouement. (Graphic fiction. 9-11)"
A young sleuth determinedly sets out to nab the thief who is spiriting sandwiches from his school lunchbox in this French Canadian import. Read full book review >

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NEON DANCERS by Matt Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Overly busy but mostly engaging—and much enhanced by its likable journalist-sleuth."
Palmer Kingston—ace reporter for the Tribune in the small city of Marlinsport, Florida (Neon Flamingo)—now lives in a Spanish mansion he shares with girl reporter A.C. Egan of the rival Times, and collections of neon signs and vintage cars. Read full book review >