Search Results: "Ruth Galloway"


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CLUMSY CRAB by Ruth Galloway
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Cute, but not the best of the genre. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A seaworthy twist on loving yourself for the gifts you have. Read full book review >

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MEAN LITTLE DEAF QUEER by Terry Galloway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A frank, bitingly humorous memoir."
A performance artist recounts the painful metamorphosis that warped her youth. Read full book review >

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BLOOD by Janice Galloway
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An interesting but uneven debut."
A story collection from Scottish writer Galloway—reflecting a typically bleak late-20th-century British landscape and informing ethos—makes its American debut. Read full book review >

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THE COURTESAN’S DAUGHTER by Priscilla Galloway
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Richly rewarding. (Historical fiction. YA)"
This complicated and absorbing narrative, set in ancient Athens about 350 b.c.e., is told in the first person by 14-year-old Phano. Read full book review >

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THE FORTY FATHOM BANK by Les Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 1994

"A pithy one-hour read for literary fishing enthusiasts."
A shark fisherman's greed and paranoia foul his get-rich-quick scheme in this tidy novella (self-published in 1984). Read full book review >

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THE CONFABULIST by Steven Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"An entertaining fictional reflection on the 20th century's most famous magician that probably shouldn't be the first book one reads on the subject."
In this darkly fanciful take on the Houdini legend by the acclaimed author of The Cellist of Sarajevo (2008), the magician's life is recounted through the damaged memory of the fan who killed him with a punch to the stomach in 1926. Read full book review >

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CLARA by Janice Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Still, the sound of Great Personalities clashing makes a rollicking good read."
Scottish novelist and storywriter Galloway (Where You Find It, 2002, etc.) brings us the life and work of Clara Schumann in an impassioned fictional biography. Read full book review >

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ASCENSION by Steven Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Galloway's high-altitude romance, for all its intensity, is not enough to sustain a full-length novel."
The life story of a high-wire artist, in a US debut from Canadian second-novelist Galloway. Read full book review >

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AS SIMPLE AS SNOW by Gregory Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2005

"A pointless exercise that might work for the 'I challenge you with my shocking style' YA crowd."
Engagingly written debut about a mysterious teenage girl's disappearance, and more's the pity: if Galloway were less sure and fluent, readers would be less likely to jump through his hoops before realizing he didn't know why they were doing it, either. Read full book review >

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WHERE YOU FIND IT by Janice Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2002

"Accomplished, yet emotionally arid writing: cold comfort for those who believe love conquers all."
Twenty stories, some mere fragments, describe with clinical detachment the gnawing disappointments and blighted realities of most loves. Read full book review >

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THE TRICK IS TO KEEP BREATHING by Janice Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1994

"A woman with more problems than you, dreadfully well done."
A superbly rendered first-person narrative about a depressed woman who may or may not be getting better, this novel was first published in Scotland and shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award. Read full book review >

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THE 39 DEATHS OF ADAM STRAND by Gregory Galloway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A moody, compelling read that never cuts to the quick. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Suicide from the eyes of a survivor. Read full book review >