Search Results: "T.M. Luhrmann"


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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2012

"An erudite discussion both profoundly sympathetic and richly analytical."
A simultaneously scholarly and deeply personal analysis of evangelical communities in America. Read full book review >

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Released: June 20, 1989

Luhrmann, a senior research fellow at Cambridge, investigates magic and witchcraft in contemporary London, seeking anthropological insight into the question: What draws well-educated, well-adjusted Londoners to seemingly irrational practices? 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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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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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 >

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NOTHING HAPPENS UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU by T.M. Shine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A sprawling story about the value of work that ultimately misses the point of redemption."
It's only the end of the world for a semi-journalist who loses his lifetime gig. 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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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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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 >