Search Results: "S. Saelig Gallagher"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMA, I’LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"A heartwarming metamorphosis. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A loving little girl gives her Mama a special gift in this gentle affirmation. Read full book review >

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THE SELFISH GIANT by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 22, 1995

"Dramatic and memorable. (Picture book. 8+)"
The 1888 classic illustrated in a more robust and detailed manner than Zwerger's misty, ethereal version (Picture Book Studio, 1984). Read full book review >

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MOONHORSE by Mary Pope Osborne
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"In carefully composed airbrushed paintings, this first-time illustrator appealingly combines the astronomy lesson with a sense of adventure and awe, nicely extending Osborne's gracefully phrased text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Still another child explores the night sky with a fabulous companion—here, a white winged horse who helps her draw the moon across heavens populated by constellations, shown as they might have appeared in old engravings pricked out with shining stars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A thumbtack on the chair seat for moral equivocators, whatever their faith."
The impassioned, sometimes holy, sometimes holier-than-thou world of Catholic political activists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2008

"Enthusiasts will love it; others may grow bored."
The editor in chief of Living Bird magazine writes about his favorite feathered friends. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE, WITH ANGEL by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"As in disaster movies, whatever may happen to the good guys, the bad guys are sure to be punished in this swift- moving, professional midbrow pulp."
British TV writer Gallagher makes his US debut in this neo-gothic tale of an unhappy girl who's neglected by her often absent father, who's bent on returning to her highly unsuitable mother—and who runs away from home in the company of a child killer. Read full book review >

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STORMCLOUDS by Brian Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"Although the divisive violence of the Troubles is clearly shown, the storytelling is less successful, minimizing the potential impact of this tragic tale. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Gallagher opens with a blockbuster: Maeve, just 12, is caught squarely in the Troubles in 1969 Belfast, Ireland, trapped inside her home, which Protestant extremists have just set on fire. Read full book review >

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A CAST OF KILLERS by Gallagher Gray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 22, 1992

"Best suited for those with a high tolerance for camp—and a need to render the bizarre as cute."
The second case (Hubbert & Lil, 1991) for the contrived pairing of stodgy Theodore Hubbert and his octogenarian auntie, the zany Lil, finds the amateur sleuths ladling out overspiced chili at an N.Y.C. soup kitchen when an aged ex-chorus girl (stagename: Emily Toujours) keels over—dead from cyanide poisoning. Read full book review >

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Vatican Protocol by Brian Gallagher
Released: April 26, 2016

"Helmed by an Everyman, this tale is likely to appeal to readers who envision themselves leaping from the armchair into an international thriller."
Gallagher's debut paranormal potboiler examines one man's search for the truth. Read full book review >

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WORKING ON GOD by Winifred Gallagher
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"An occasionally successful attempt to capture in journalistic prose some varied depths of (post)modern religious experience. (Author tour)"
For the benefit of the skeptical would-be faithful (dubbed here "neoagnostics"), journalist Gallagher offers an autobiographical, selectively bicoastal look at liberal religious experience in America today. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2001

"Anna Yezierska she's not, but Gallagher does offer some charming vignettes."
Episodic reflections on a literary life. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Gallagher loves character development but respects plotting enough to give it full measure. The result is that rare beast, a literary page turner."
Monsters, actual and metaphorical, are at the heart of this superbly crafted thriller. Read full book review >