Search Results: "Wayne Coffey"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Though a bit scrubbed, Rivera's account offers engaging insight into the thrills and trials of getting the last out of the season. (photos, 'Notes from Mo,' glossary) (Memoir. 10-16)"
Baseball's all-time save leader tells his story. Read full book review >

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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2012

"An unassuming yet refreshingly commanding memoir."
New York Mets pitcher Dickey delivers a winsome, well-scripted autobiography. Read full book review >

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THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Will be devoured by Yankees loyalists and happily sampled by all baseball fans."
Baseball's greatest relief pitcher reflects on his just-concluded surefire Hall of Fame career. Read full book review >

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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >