Search Results: "T.M. Hoy"


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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 >

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THE WILLIAM HOY STORY by Nancy Churnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A moving tribute to a true hero. (biographical information, timeline, acknowledgements) (Picture book. 5-9)"
William Hoy was a talented, hard-playing major league baseball player who had a profound effect on the manner in which the game is played. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Occasionally repetitious and overly detailed, but in toto a spirited account of changing American mores. (35 b&w photos, not seen)"
A nosedive into the American obsession with cleanliness that explains how this middle-class attitude was formed. Read full book review >

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INSTINCT FOR SURVIVAL by II Hoy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Able writing, but hobbled by uncertain focus. (Five illustrations.)"
Rambling essays on the author's character formation as he was reared in the South, and on the meaning of masculinity, inner life in the military, and his way of writing essays. Read full book review >

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Darkness & Light by Kyle Hoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2015

"A bold myth with solid worldbuilding, hampered by weak characters and a conclusion that's more like likely to irritate than tantalize readers."
A sweeping fantasy epic that combines magic and mysticism with space exploration and high drama, set amid a primal struggle between Darkness and Light. 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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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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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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DARKNESS AND LIGHT by Kyle Hoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"A more polished and entertaining second installment covers much of the same ground as the first."
In the second of Hoy's (Darkness and Light: Rise of the Omans, 2015) fantasy series, humans may hold the key to the survival of powerful beings from another world.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 >