Search Results: "Paul Fitzgerald"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"An intensely documented, detailed and discouraging account from journalists who had high hopes for President Obama."
Volume two of an angry dissection of America's misadventures in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A fresh perspective on a little-understood nation."
Seasoned journalists Fitzgerald and Gould—co-producers of the 1981 PBS documentary Afghanistan Between the Wars—deliver a probing history of the country and a critical evaluation of American involvement in recent decades. Read full book review >

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THE VOICE by Paul Fitzgerald
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A paranoid thriller for true conspiracy theorists."
An intrepid journalist unlocks the ancient roots of modern-day evil in this London-set conspiracy thriller. Read full book review >

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YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

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DEVIANT by Helen FitzGerald
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Life for Abigail in Glasgow is presented as gritty, dark and hard, beautifully demonstrating Abigail's inner reserves of strength, but grafting the mind-control plot onto it turns the story into a generic paranoia thriller. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A promising character study is derailed by a conspiracy-theory plot that comes out of nowhere. Read full book review >

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AMERICA REVISED by Frances FitzGerald
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1979

"Vigorous and persuasive."
An intelligent, reflective examination of American history textbooks by an author (Fire in the Lake) of consuming curiosity and no crippling allegiances. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST by John Fitzgerald
Released: Dec. 10, 2012

"A conversational novel, full of historical details, which struggles to find its narrative voice."
A group of high-school friends navigates the turbulent '60s and the decades that follow in this debut novel of small-town America. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1986

"Her insights are fascinating, sometimes amusing, often troubling and always stimulating."
The Pulitzer-prize-winning author (Fire in the Lake) turns a penetrating gaze on four recently evolved "communities" which, she contends, exemplify America's unique penchant for abandoning the culture of the mainstream to set up diverse, self-contained societies. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE FLOWER by Penelope Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1997

"A historical novel that's touching, funny, unflinchingly tragic, and at the same time uncompromising in its accuracy, learning and detail: a book that brings its subject entirely alive, almost nothing seeming beyond its grasp."
The German poet Novalis (1772-1801) was really Friedrich Leopold von Hardenberg and Fitzgerald (The Gates of Angels, 1992; Offshore, 1987, etc.) here re-creates him, his family, his doomed young lover Sophie von Kühn, and Sophie's huge family—not to mention the era all of them lived in—in the most human-sized and yet intellectually capacious narrative a reader could wish for. Read full book review >

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LIKE THE SUN RUSHING by Jack FitzGerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2008

"Intelligent and juicy, but far too crowded."
A dense and erotic gay debut novel that intimately captures one man's grievances in the wake of an ex-lover's death. Read full book review >