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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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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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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A provocative, detailed view, if somewhat disorganized and repetitious, offering ample evidence that the war was far from over after the soldiers went home."
A careful assessment of the environmental damage wrought by both sides in Operation Desert Storm, locally and globally, from Boston-based science-writer Hawley. Read full book review >

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Malrooneys by T.M. Merremont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2013

"A quick, entertaining, character-driven crime novel with a somewhat old-fashioned feel."
An Irish-American family searches for a wayward member in this crime and family drama. Read full book review >