Search Results: "T.M. Wolf"


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SOUND by T.M. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Smart, entertaining post-postmodernism, and with surfboards, too."
Clever debut novel of the Jersey Shore and more urbane environs by hip-hop journo and Yale Law grad Wolf. 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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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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CHINESE PUZZLE by T.M. Raymond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A compelling murder tale set in a thoroughly realized historical Shanghai."
Raymond (Madness, 2015, etc.) explores the Chinese underworld in this mystery, the first in a series.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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MRS. MEYER THE BIRD by Wolf Erlbruch
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book is very nearly a piece of art, both in the tender, offbeat story and in the illustrations. Mrs. Meyer is a worrier and not just about the small stuff. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE STONE by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Map; pronunciation guide; note about the Zapotecs. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
In appealing, handsomely composed color photos and a brief but informatative text, a portrait of Leodegario Vicente Golan Ruiz (``Leo'') and his large family, whose tapetes (rugs or hangings) are ``famous throughout Mexico.'' At six, Leo is already a weaver of ``small tapetes in simple patterns.'' Wolf details his typical day (including school), tells how his family celebrates ``The Days of the Dead'' and other holidays, and depicts visits to the ancient capital of the Zapotecs (their ``impressive culture'' was one of several that were flourishing when the Spaniards arrived in A.D. 1519) and to a market (Leo's work sells quickly, but the low price two of his mother's tapetes bring is matter of concern to these hardworking people). Read full book review >