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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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 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 >

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THE SEAMSTRESS OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD by Erin McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A workshoppy affair in which not much happens. Sewing buffs, however, may learn a thing or two."
Or, Coco Chanel goes to Kansas, and gets the heck out. 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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READING IN THE DARK by Seamus Deane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1997

"One of the year's most notable debuts. (First printing of 35,000)"
A grim, absorbing portrait of childhood in Northern Ireland in the 1950s, distinguished by a language of great clarity and vigor and by a relentless exploration of the corrupting power of secrets and fear. Read full book review >

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TANGLED WEBB by Eloise McGraw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

Juniper Webb's new stepmother is nearer her own age (12) than Dad's, but—though protective of family traditions she associates with her dead mother—Juniper is prepared to welcome Kelsey and her toddler son, Preston. Read full book review >

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FIND YOUR STYLE by Sally McGraw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Feeling like an expanded fashion blog or magazine column, this book should find its audience. (bibliography, further information, index, photographs, source notes) (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
Style consultant and former monthly style columnist McGraw offers insight on body image, media messages, and clothing as a tool for young women. Read full book review >

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AFTER DUNKIRK by Milena McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1998

"A bold first attempt that, at half its present length, might have been more involving."
In this ambitious and only fitfully compelling first novel, a Czechoslovakian-born American writer offers an impressively researched and strongly felt portrayal of the life of a British airman before and during WWII. Read full book review >