Search Results: "Phyllis Pollema-Cahill"


BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS MY BROTHER by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"On the whole, though, as comforting as a book about the death of a sibling can be. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"My brother John and I were best buddies," Becky tells readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Nonetheless, in an age crowded with bloated, pedantic tomes, Cahill offers a refreshingly succinct, illuminating, and readable summary of the Hebrew Bible's enduring wisdom and influence. (Author tour)"
An engrossing overview of the values and sensibilities of the Hebrew Bible, and of how decisively they have influenced our own. Read full book review >

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PECKED TO DEATH BY DUCKS by Tim Cahill
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Not up to Road Fever's turbo-charged standards but, still, manna for Cahill fans, who should be legion by now."
The master of adventure writing (Road Fever, 1991; A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, 1989, etc.) continues his spree with another collection of high-wire essays culled from National Geographic, Rolling Stone, etc. ``I have been in the business of giving people back their dreams,'' declares Cahill, who means to say that he does what others only dare to dream about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARPOOL by Mary Cahill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 1991

"Cahill stumbles repeatedly in her eagerness to seduce the reader—a failed effort, though likely to engage the sympathies of other carpoolers across the country."
Erma Bombeck meets Angela Lansbury with unfortunate results in this suburban mystery featuring a carpooling mom, a dead farmer, a stone-faced Indian detective, and an assortment of aimlessly adulterous bit players—all manipulated with amateurish enthusiasm by this veteran carpooler and first-time Baltimore writer. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"The breadth of Cahill's knowledge and his jocular style of writing make for a remarkable book."
Cahill (A Saint on Death Row: The Story of Dominique Green, 2009, etc.) sets his delightfully analytic mind to the major transformations prompted by the Renaissance and Reformation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"Cold comfort for Cahill, high entertainment for his readers."
Cahill (Pecked to Death by Ducks, 1993, etc.) delivers all the goods—vibrancy, wit, intelligence—anyone could hope for from adventure travel writing in this, his fourth, collection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Forget the travel angle and just enjoy this as a sampler of notable Irish prose and poetry, old and new."
A strained marriage of Irish literature and travelogue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"A straightforward, unremarkable rehash. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
A middlebrow history of Jesus and the development of the early church, the third of seven projected volumes examining what Cahill (The Gifts of the Jews, 1998, etc.) refers to as the —Hinges of History.— Almost every life of Christ since Renan's has been revisionist as a matter of course and has usually revealed far more about its author than its subject. Read full book review >

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A WOLVERINE IS EATING MY LEG by Tim Cahill
Released: Feb. 28, 1989

Impressive collection of 18 adventure essays, most of them pumping with vitality, by the author of Burled Dreams and Jaguars Ripped My Flesh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NIXON MAN by Michael Cahill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A most impressive debut."
The chronicle of Richard Nixon's fall from power fits neatly into an engaging, bittersweet first novel about a boy eager to throw himself over the brink into adolescence, his Watergate-inspired spy capers revealing family secrets he'd rather not know. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"What good fortune it is to be back in the saddle with Cahill, letting him take the heat while we look over his shoulder."
Three decades of getting himself into strange circumstances and harm's way haven't slowed down Cahill (Pass the Butterworms, 1997, etc.), as this new collection of adventure-travel pieces attests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"A delightfully written account, full of bold insights into the Irish character and its continuity through the ages."
Scholarship, humor, and a keen understanding of human nature combine in this history of Ireland and her rarely acknowledged contribution to European culture. Read full book review >