Search Results: "Stephen Gallagher"


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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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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 >

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THE KINGDOM OF BONES by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Dark but splendid entertainment."
In this moody, gripping period thriller, the shadowy world of the undead sucks in a beautiful actress and the man who would give his life to save hers. Read full book review >

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RED, RED ROBIN by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A satisfyingly twisty suspenser with a truly menacing villain. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild alternate selections)"
Picking the wrong photo from an escort service's book sends Philadelphia ad exec Ruth Lasseter careening into a nightmare of murder and obsession. Read full book review >

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NIGHT VISIONS 8 by John Farris
Released: Feb. 3, 1990

Original horror short stories that run the gamut from inane to inflammatory. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A zesty work for those already initiated into the incestuous world of contemporary literary criticism—and for those who might like to see what all the fuss is about. (12 illustrations)"
A tour de force of new literary criticism. 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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THE POPULARITY SPELL by Toni Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Gallagher's tale evolves beyond a simple popularity quest, as amid the commotion wrought by her voodoo experiments, Cleo gains an appreciation for authentic friendships. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A belated birthday gift creates havoc for 11-year-old Cleo. Read full book review >

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FRIEND OR FOE by Brian Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A lovely and well-written novel whose appeal stateside may be limited by American readers' unfamiliarity with this historic event. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
Friends from opposite sides unite during Ireland's Easter Rising, 1916. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"While the Battle of Britain isn't culturally central on this side of the pond, U.S. readers may be intrigued by the atypical setting as well as the brisk, if slow to arrive, climax. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Two young Dublin refugees cement a friendship and unmask a Nazi spy in this patchy import. Read full book review >

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A WALK INTO DARKNESS by J.E. Gallagher
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Muddled in the beginning but provides a supernaturally infused take on the militaristic thriller."
Gallagher's militaristic thriller blends horror and suspense. Read full book review >

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THE MOONLIGHT SONATA AT THE MAYO CLINIC by Nora Gallagher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2013

"A poetic tale of a personal medical crisis."
Memoirist, essayist and novelist Gallagher (The Sacred Meal, 2009, etc.) explores the series of events set into motion by the startling diagnosis that she suffered from a condition causing blindness. Read full book review >