Search Results: "Sean Madigan Hoen"


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SONGS ONLY YOU KNOW by Sean Madigan Hoen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"A dark, knowing look at addiction, rock 'n' roll, and the ties that bind."
Perceptive, sprawling memoir of a young man's escape from cascading family tragedies into the noise-punk underground. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A sobering, frightening account of what happens when that foul beast, racism, breaks its fragile leash. (16 pp. b&w photographs, not seen)"
A chilling re-creation of the worst instance of racial violence in US history—the 1921 destruction by rampaging whites of a black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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FLASH BURNOUT by L.K.  Madigan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Somehow, all of the loose ends get tied up into a haphazard yet entertaining read. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old photographer-in-training Blake is caught between fawning over his gorgeous girlfriend Shannon and helping Marissa, his troubled photography partner, a friend who also happens to be a girl. Read full book review >

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I’M PROUD OF YOU by Tim Madigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"For those who consider life's lessons best expressed in padded greeting cards and 'the Gospel According to Elbert Hubbard.'"
Another journeyman writer details the teaching and inspiration he received at the feet of a wise and kindly mentor. Move over, Morrie and Father Joe. Read full book review >

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FADE TO BLUE by Sean Beaudoin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"This lack of convention is not necessarily a bad thing, but will definitely require patient readers who are content to be left with more questions than answers. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Stellar wit and a thrilling pace become mired in complicated plotting in this promising but at times frustrating effort. Read full book review >

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SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >

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THE MERMAID'S MIRROR by L.K.  Madigan
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Poignant entertainment. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Lena becomes angry when her father won't let her learn to surf in this new supernatural romance. Read full book review >

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HOLLOWGIRL by Sean Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A philosophical marathon. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The conclusion of the teleportation-based science-fiction Twinmaker trilogy. Read full book review >

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WICKED GAMES by Sean Olin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"When readers reach the sequel-promising ending, their feeling will be more weariness than excitement. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A novel that feels inspired by nighttime soaps like Revenge. Read full book review >

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TWINMAKER by Sean Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Williams marries accessibly explored moral ramifications of future technologies—a hallmark of mature science fiction—with a strong, capable teen heroine and heart-pounding action (just flip past the romance). (author's note) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
To save her best friend, Clair must uncover a terrible conspiracy in this futuristic thriller. Read full book review >