Search Results: "T.M. Goeglein"


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FLICKER & BURN by T.M. Goeglein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"The occasional flash of humor or graceful turn of phrase is not enough to save this sophomore outing but holds out hope for future, better integrated tales. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
Sara Jane, high school student and reluctant Mafiosa, continues to explore her psychic powers and search for her kidnapped family in this sequel to Cold Fury (2012). Read full book review >

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EMBERS & ASH by T.M. Goeglein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2014

"In the end, the narrative contrivances overpower whatever genuine moral growth Sara Jane might undergo. But there is lots of blood. (Paranormal thriller. 12-18)"
In this conclusion to the Cold Fury series, teenage Mafiosa Sara Jane Rispoli continues her frantic search for her missing family even as the Chicago Outfit wages a bloody war against the Russian mob. Read full book review >

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COLD FURY by T.M. Goeglein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 24, 2012

"With another draft or two, this could have been a terrific thriller; here's hoping the sequel gets a little bit more time to develop. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Paranormal elements uneasily mix with Mafia entanglements in this debut. Read full book review >

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ALMOST HOME by T.M. McNally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Elizabeth and Patrick have real charm, particularly in scenes with Patrick's delightful dog, but the drug story nearly overwhelms them."
The coming-of-age of two adolescents in the drugged 1970s, by the author of Until Your Heart Stops (1993) and the Flannery O'Connor Award collection of 1992, Low Flying Aircraft. Read full book review >

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THE SCOTTISH NATION by T.M. Devine
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1999

"A must read for anyone interested in Scotland's history."
A comprehensive, lucidly written history of Scotland, a nation that despite its small size has had a disproportionate impact on the world's intellectual and industrial development. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2000

"Answers the question for professionals and patients alike: who is the person playing with your mind? Or is it your soul?"
A probing, nuanced look at the culture of psychiatry, with particular emphasis on the dichotomy between the drug cure and the talking cure. Read full book review >

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UNTIL YOUR HEART STOPS by T.M. McNally
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Sex and violence without sensationalism, but so distanced as to keep any emotional response well-muffled."
Murky first novel centered on a teenage suicide, by a past winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award (Low Flying Aircraft, 1991). Read full book review >

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LITTLE BOY LOST by T.M. Wright
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"Golden-eyed Marie and sharply etched if familiar effects- -shrill winds, looming trees, eerie scratchings—provide a few chills, but not enough to solidify Wright's gaseous plotting."
A six-year-old is kidnapped by his demonic mom—in a fuzzy, soft-core horror yarn from Wright (The School, 1990, etc.) Read full book review >

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GOODLOW'S GHOSTS by T.M. Wright
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"The entire novel's a bit ghostly itself: eerie, but so thin you can see right through it."
Slackly plotted though occasionally spooky yarn about Boston- area ghosts—and the hardcover debut of psychic detective Ryerson Biergarten, whose cases Wright (Little Boy Lost, p. 498, etc.) has covered in several pseudonymous (``F.W. Armstrong'') paperbacks. Read full book review >

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LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT by T.M. McNally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Helen says, and McNally insistently chops up his narratives—occasionally achieving aesthetic success—to make them reflect human uncertainty in the face of life's surprises."
McNally's first collection of 14 stories, winner of this year's Flannery O'Connor Award, leisurely patches together instances from the lives of two interrelated families and their small circle of friends who have been touched by an accidental death and by a great deal of drifting and aimlessness. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN HAUNT by T.M. Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2006

"For those who believe in ghosts, thrills, chills and giggles. Skeptics may find the going slow."
First novel throws ghost-hunting Texas gals and survivalists together in a haunted hotel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"The overall picture is not the unrelentingly gruesome story promised but rather a thoughtful series of meditations on living as well as possible under the worst possible conditions."
Collection of short essays about an American's hard time in two of Thailand's most notorious prisons. Read full book review >