Search Results: "Richard McCormack"


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ReMaking America by Richard McCormack
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 10, 2013

"A sophisticated, persuasive argument that 'Made in America' means a stronger America."
In a series of essays, a team of experts argues that a robust manufacturing sector is necessary to keep the American dream alive. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COMPANION by Patrick McCormack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2005

"A mixed bag: no threat to The Once and Future King, but a pleasant enough outing for fans of the hobbit and fairy-tale genre."
A talky addendum to the Arthurian cycle, set ten years after the great king's death. Read full book review >

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Jamaal's Journey by John McCormack
Released: Dec. 3, 2014

"A genuine, upbeat bildungsroman of African-American high school life."
A debut YA novel of high school drama that's just as rambunctious as its narrator. Read full book review >

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CROWE'S REQUIEM by Mike McCormack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Dark energy generated by Crowe's fall crackles through the first pages, but details of the love story ultimately prove pedestrian, damping a bright vision into one fairly unremarkable."
Irish writer McCormack's first novel (after a story collection, Getting it in the Head, 1998) makes good use of his finely honed sense of the macabre, but this tale of a strange boy, raised by his even stranger grandfather, is unable to sustain the promise of its beginning. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1994

McCormack (The Paradise Motel, 1989) presses his subtitle into service to stiffen a modishly inconclusive investigation into a mysterious plague that's ravaged the population of a troubled village. Read full book review >

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GETTING IT IN THE HEAD by Mike McCormack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Disturbing, audacious work."
A creepier, more macabre side of Ireland is revealed in the 16 stories here, an arresting, prizewinning debut collection from McCormack in which axes, knives, and transgressive acts figure prominently. Read full book review >

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SAFE DRIVING 4 SENIORS by Dale McCormack
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Authoritative and nonjudgmental; filled with useful tips and information targeted to seniors that should reinforce or rekindle their enthusiasm for safe, attentive driving."
A driving educator and instructor offers refresher tips for seniors in this debut manual. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 1995

"McCormack's publisher is presenting him as an American James Herriot, but this lacks the right touch of sentiment to be of broad appeal. (Author tour)"
A veterinarian's account of his first year of private practice in Choctaw County, Ala. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"To be read more as a cautionary tale for aspiring rural vets than as a warmhearted peek at a country doctor's tribulations. (Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
McCormack's (Fields and Pastures New, 1995) rural, deep South veterinary practice provides a wealth of anecdotes, which he relates in a crusty, quick-tempered style. Read full book review >

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FORENSIC SONGS by Mike McCormack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"All 12 stories in this collection glisten with insight and poignancy."
Irish stories, by turns subdued, witty and raucous. Read full book review >

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SOLAR BONES by Mike McCormack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This transcendent novel should expand McCormack's following on this side of the Atlantic and further establish him as a heavyweight of contemporary Irish fiction along with the likes of Anne Enright and Kevin Barry."
In this one-of-a-kind Irish novel, consisting of a single sentence à la Molly Bloom's interior monologue in Ulysses, a middle-aged man reflects on his life. Read full book review >