Search Results: "Tim Coffey"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD by Tim Coffey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The engaging story has a calm, reassuring quality about it, and the well-integrated text and art flow seamlessly toward the quiet ending with Little Reindeer and his mother asleep on Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The main characters of this gentle story are three sweet, appealing reindeer: Papa, Mama, and their son, Little Reindeer. Read full book review >

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MABELA THE CLEVER by Margaret Read MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"The tale is somewhat moralizing at the end—'Limba grandparents say, ‘If a person is clever, it is because someone has taught them their cleverness' '—but children will respond nevertheless to this plucky little heroine who saves herself by her wits. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
"In the early times, some were clever and some were foolish. The Cat was one of the clever ones. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1999

"Brief, well-researched, and ultimately unenlightening, on a topic that involves the deaths of millions and could go on for volumes. (16 pages b&w photos)"
A fun albeit shallow look by Coffey, managing editor of Publishers Weekly and editor of The Irish in America (not reviewed)—the companion volume to an upcoming History Channel series—and with a lengthy and rewarding introduction by 60 Minutes" Mike Wallace. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ALLEY by Tom Coffey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"A complex, often gripping crime story that should come with a warning. What Coffey (Miami Twilight, 2001, etc.) sees through his glass isn't just dark, it's stygian."
A daughter of the very rich is found dead among the very poor, and suddenly a young reporter has a mission. Read full book review >

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HYSTERICAL by Rebecca Coffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"The humor sprinkled throughout the book seems slightly out of context with the frank discussions of Freudian theory."
Anna Freud's fictional memoirs reflect a far-from-normal upbringing. Read full book review >

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FIGHT by Brent Coffey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 22, 2013

"Triumphs as a thriller but at its best as a story about what it truly means to be a father."
Coffey's debut thriller follows the Boston district attorney, who hopes to adopt a troubled boy and seems to be getting help from a gangster—the same man he's been trying to put in prison. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Makes pure hockey of a much-manipulated moment. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An exciting replay of the American hockey team's defeat of the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics from Daily News sportswriter Coffey, who provides generous background on both teams. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT CLUB by Tom Coffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Tersely detailed violence, a made-for-Hollywood car chase, courtroom histrionics, and villains too bad to be true: the nastiest L.A. noir since Robert Campbell's La-La Land series."
A first novel about a burned-out Los Angeles reporter's edgy obsession with rough sex, depraved teenagers, and a murdered 13-year-old girl, from a New York Times sports editor. Read full book review >

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MIAMI TWILIGHT by Tom Coffey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"Fast-moving, solidly handled story—and a likely-to-be-popular late-summer read."
Miami p.r. executive gets in over his head, in a satisfying southern noir from the author of The Serpent Club (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"A fair summation of what impels a climber and an equally fair summation of the potentially brutal consequences."
Able exploration of mountaineering's personal costs, placed in context among the pleasures of climbing high and hard. Read full book review >

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THE BUSINESS OF NAMING THINGS by Michael Coffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Sober and smart writing that evokes the more mannered American stylists of the 1960s and '70s."
A clutch of well-crafted stories, thick with literary references, that turn on busted relationships between men and women and fathers and sons. Read full book review >