Search Results: "T. Glen Coughlin"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE SHOT AWAY by T. Glen Coughlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A compelling story, but a dark, heavy and humorless one without much hope. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Three wrestlers in their senior year and last season are desperate to leave their unhappy lives behind as they compete with each other and themselves in this gritty story. Read full book review >

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STEADY EDDIE by T. Glen Coughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Eddie's an awfully passive protagonist, but Coughlin tells his story with just the right amount of insouciance, bitter ironies, and adolescent angst."
Delightfully grungy second novel from Coughlin (The Hero of New York, 1986), a down 'n' dirty bildungsroman set on Long Island's grim, hapless, dead-end South Shore, littered with the 1970s detritus of lava lamps, eight-track tape decks, and long nights cruising in muscle cars. Read full book review >

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T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLEN EDWARDS by Daniel Ford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Edwards's own words are skillfully interwoven with Ford's, offering a richly detailed account of postwar aviation—and the infant years of the military-industrial complex. (photos, not seen)"
The fascinating diary of the WWII bomber and postwar test pilot (after whom Edwards Air Force Base was named) placed into context by Ford, a contributing editor at Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine. Read full book review >

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LADY OF THE GLEN by Jennifer Roberson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"With original documents and responsible research, well worth a Highland journey."
The author of several robust historicals (Lady of the Forest, 1992, etc.) presents a stirring if ultimately doleful drama concerned with the 1692 massacre of the Highland MacDonald clan—a slaughter that took place during the campaign by King William III of England to subdue the fierce chiefs of Scotland. Read full book review >

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SNOOKER GLEN by D.F. Whipple
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"Tension is high as community and corporate power go toe-to-toe in this rural narrative."
Corporate powers take on the gritty and inimitable coal miners of Snooker Glen, Ky., during the strike of 1972. Read full book review >

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T. VEG by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"'Because they know it's true… / The best thing in the world is being happy being you!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reg loves to munch the veg—unfortunately he's a T. Rex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T ZERO by Italo Calvino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1969

"But in science fiction he's a sophisticated novelty."
More Cosmicomics (1968) with the same concerns and conceits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 10, 2011

"Colorful, wacky escapism."
Rich, gay newlyweds put bigots and bad guys in their place in this "bromantic" adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY T by Kate Brian
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"Designed to appeal to the younger set, yet still deliver some truths of life, the story provides entertainment for young teens and is sufficiently well written, with some suspense and comedy, to appeal to a wide range of younger readers. (Fiction. 14+)"
Carrie, a superstitious, immature 15-year old, loses the T-shirt her divorced and absent father had given her. Read full book review >

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T. REX by Vivian French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"That's an energizing idea for young dinosaur fans. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Representing all children who must know everything about T. rex, a lad grills his granddad as they take in a dinosaur show at the museum: "How were his teeth, his terrible teeth? / Were they sharp? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLY SH*T by Melissa  Mohr
Released: May 2, 2013

"Friskier diction would have helped at times, but the book is generally informed, enlightening and often delightfully surprising."
A scholar in Renaissance literature debuts with a chronicle of cursing, from the Romans to R-rated movies. Read full book review >