Search Results: "Trevor Shane"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF PARANOIA by Trevor Shane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Senseless individuals carry out a senseless sort-of-secret war, with not a true hero or even a protester in sight."
Joseph, a young assassin drafted into a longstanding shadow war in which loved ones are routinely killed for no apparent reason but revenge, falls in love with a Canadian girl and attempts to escape to a new life with her. Read full book review >

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THE NEWS FROM IRELAND by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1986

"As always, Trevor, the consummate storyteller, writes with skill and compassion as he scrupulously weighs the press and passions of time and event on restless lives straining after illusions—or held by the potency of an evil never fully understood."
Another Trevor collection of short stories is always good news, and here in these 12 tales (many previously published in The New Yorker), the author again attends to the usually sad, small defeats of victims caught in the consequences of distant searing events, betrayed by their own wrong turns or, worse, simple inadequacy. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF DYNMOUTH by William Trevor
Released: March 1, 1977

"Another illumination from an author only recently recognized here."
In his "unspoilt" English coastal village Trevor has planted the most insidious of bad seeds—an adolescent of a curious, arrested innocence who focuses the ache of the castaway child he was into a terrible revenge. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS AND LIGHTNING by Trevor Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Messy, funny, troubled and tragic."
A refugee from Dublin's slums returns home to face the phantoms of his hometown. Read full book review >

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AFTER RAIN by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dependably brilliant work from one of Chekhov's most accomplished disciples."
A wonderfully affecting new collection of 12 stories by the Anglo-Irish master (Felicia's Journey, 1995, etc.), whose sympathetic portrayals of lonely, betrayed, and self-betraying people are unsurpassed by any of his contemporaries. Read full book review >

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TOMO EXPLORES THE WORLD by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Well-intentioned but inconsistent, the story starts off strong but loses steam. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On an island "far to the north," protagonist Tomo does not like to eat fish, nor does he plan to become a fisherman like the other men and boys of the village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN WONDERLAND HIGH by Rachel Shane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2015

"Leave this novel at the bottom of the rabbit hole. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The beloved children's classic is reimagined as a teen treatise on environmental activism. Read full book review >

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THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK by Shane Kuhn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"An entertaining, ferociously violent romp about a morally bankrupt killer trying to find his way home."
Never trust anyone under the age of 25: That cute-as-a-button intern just might be trying to blow your brains out. Read full book review >

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STIFF by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Americans willing to take in the dirty linen of the political system Down Under will come away with a middling mystery, some finely honed action scenes, and an earful of Maloney's lovely epitomes of the Australian Labor Party, 'an organization which, next to itself, loves the working man best.'"
It's no skin off Murray Whelan's nose when gargantuan Ekrem Bayraktar, shift supervisor at the Pacific Pastoral meat-packing plant in Coolaroo, is found squeezed among the higher-grade meats in Pacific's #3 freezer. Read full book review >

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THE DARK MISSIONS OF EDGAR BRIM by Shane Peacock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"This thrilling historical mystery will have readers anxiously turning pages and checking under their beds. (Historical thriller. 12-16)"
A young Victorian is haunted and hunted by monsters from the era's darkest literature in Peacock's spine-tingling mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOMINION by Shane Arbuthnott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Though some of the physics may leave some readers dizzy, feisty young Molly will keep them grounded in this page-turning mystical adventure. (Steampunk. 10-14)"
A steampunk adventure forces its young protagonist to choose which side she's on. Read full book review >