Search Results: "Thomas H. McConnell"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2011

"Engrossing in every sense."
Gory surgeries, grisly autopsies, baffling ailments and the JFK assassination enliven these entertaining if sometimes icky medical memoirs. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A tense, sometimes violent, but satisfying ecological thriller."
A grizzled mountaineer and his friends take extreme measures to prevent a shady road-building project. Read full book review >

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GHOST HORSE by Thomas H. McNeely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"A dark, deeply stirring novel about the quiet tragedy of growing up in a broken family."
A Texas boy grapples with his parents' estrangement in McNeely's debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Mallory may have been an important orthopedic surgeon, but he's no Jerome Groopman."
Tedious memoir of a retired physician. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 1992

"An immensely involving work that shifts from the repellent to the heartwarming and back and asks important questions about the clash between criminals' and victims' rights. (Eight page photo insert—not seen.)"
Alternately horrifying and deeply moving, this fast-paced true-crime report by Cook (Early Graves, The City When It Rains- -both 1990, etc.) focuses on the murder of six members of the Alday family of rural Seminole County, Georgia, on May 14, 1973. Read full book review >

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PERIL by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"A fluent, suspenseful, synthetic yarn, this time without the staying power of Cook's more characteristic descents into the dark past (The Interrogation, 2002, etc.)."
A runaway wife is pursued by half a dozen men whose violently conflicting agendas will put them in just as much danger as she is. Read full book review >

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THE CITY WHEN IT RAINS by Thomas H. Cook
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Scaled down Cook (Night Secrets, p. 610, etc.)—less verbiage/fewer plot intricacies—in which free-lance photographer David Corman snaps a suicide (a woman jumping to her death from a fifth-floor window) and wonders whether there's a book in it: the emaciated woman had sold her blood to buy Similac to feed her doll. Read full book review >

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MASTER OF THE DELTA by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Cook, normally the master of the retrospective thriller (The Cloud of Unknowing, 2007, etc.), offers a case whose lack of tragic inevitability is only heightened by his insistence on heavy-handed Had-I-But-Known foreshadowing."
A high-school teacher's course on evil through the ages bears unexpected present-day fruit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 1997

"An estimable contribution to Civil War, urban, and reform- movement history. (illustrations, not seen)"
In this informative microcosmic study of a city during four crucial years, O'Connor (The Boston Irish, 1995) describes how the Civil War's battlefield upheavals were matched by quieter revolutions in metropolitan society, commerce, and politics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2001

"A fine summation of O'Connor's long scholarly career that should be of wide interest to students of American history and social issues."
A learned and literate history of the Athens of America. Read full book review >