Search Results: "Seamus McGraw"


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BETTING THE FARM ON A DROUGHT by Seamus McGraw
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2015

"McGraw discovers that the respectful middle of the road is the most likely place to find a bridge to a sustainable energy future."
Environmental journalist McGraw (The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone, 2011) engages a handful of citizens—scientists and outdoorsmen, conservative and liberal—to gain a sense of our understanding of climate change.Read full book review >

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THE END OF COUNTRY by Seamus McGraw
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"An unusual—and successful—marriage of memoir and investigative journalism."
Part memoir, part investigative report about what happened when the natural-gas industry arrived in rural northeastern Pennsylvania in 2007. Read full book review >

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MAD DOG MCGRAW by Myron Uhlberg
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"A delightful story, but children shouldn't take its lesson too seriously when dealing with strange 'mad dogs.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
Love conquers fear in a charming story about a boy and a fearsome dog. Read full book review >

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SEAMUS HEANEY: FIVE FABLES by Robert Henryson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2014

"High production values brighten this feature-rich offspring of one of Heaney's last works and a BBC miniseries. (Requires iOS 7.0 and above.) (introduction, bibliography) (iPad folklore app. 10-13, adult)"
Fifteenth-century versions of five fables get lavish makeovers in this star- and feature-studded app. Read full book review >

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CHIEF SUNRISE, JOHN MCGRAW, AND ME by Timothy Tocher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Engaging and engrossing. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Hank Cobb runs away from an abusive, dangerous father. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"The best part is the Historical Note, which provides an overview of the war in Vietnam and may make the volume of use to report-writers. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"I pretty much use the same words over and over, because I don't know very many," soldier Patrick Seamus Flaherty tells Doc Jarvis midway through this entry in the Dear America series. Read full book review >

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DUGGAN'S DESTINY by Seamus Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Vivid, fine historical fiction, reverent and wrenching, all through the eyes of one who was there."
Irish journalist Martin's first fiction is the tale of the life—and 1847 death—of Daniel O—Connell, "Liberator" of Ireland and lifelong worker for repeal of the union with England. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LIFE by Erin McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2004

"Skilled so-so stories in the main, with one or two real zingers."
Eleven longish stories that hit about as often as they miss, in a second collection from McGraw (Lies of the Saints, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE GARDENER by Seamus Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1994

"The story's development is predictable and the author cuts off the action at the climax, but there is much finely observed social commentary, even if it is buried in a somewhat obvious morality tale."
An intriguing first novel by Dunne, an Irish journalist, that plays off a familiar ploy about Holocaust guilt in an unusual setting. Read full book review >

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THE STRIPED SHIPS by Eloise McGraw
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Solid, entertaining historical fiction that will appeal to Sutcliff's readers and that also has many interesting parallels with books about WW II. (Fiction. 12+)"
At 11, Juliana witnesses the first wave of the Norman's invasion in 1066. Read full book review >

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The Knife Thrower's Wife by Sheila McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vivid, twisting tale of midlife awakening."
Sleepwalker Cassie Green, lately painting violent dreamscapes featuring her husband, becomes suspect in his death in this debut thriller/mystery. Read full book review >