Search Results: "Wayne McLoughlin"


BOOK REVIEW

MASTER ELK AND THE MOUNTAIN LION by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Books with more precise, specific observations, like Susan Bonners's Hunter in the Snow (1994), deliver clearer insight into the natural world's checks and balances. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The creators of Voices of the Wild (1993) highlight California's Tule elk (once nearly extinct) in this dramatic but sketchy vignette. Read full book review >

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FIREFLIES by Alice Hoffman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The message isn't very subtle, the telling is long and windy, but there are those who will find comfort in these pages. (Picture book. 5-8)"
As in Hoffman's novels for adults (Here on Earth, p. 824, etc.), this picture book takes place where the ordinary and the extraordinary intersect—a pseudo-fairytale in which the town bumpkin makes good. Read full book review >

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VOICES OF THE WILD by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

In a spare, stalwart first person, a dozen animals describe themselves and their wariness of a man who paddles his kayak to observe them in their northern habitat. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN NOIR by Tim McLoughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Most readers will turn with relief from these unappealing looks at Brooklyn byways and stereotypes back to Manhattan or Cedar Rapids."
Brooklyn continues to get no respect in this collection of 19 stories, most the work of unheralded hands, all previously unpublished for good reason. Read full book review >

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HEART OF THE OLD COUNTRY by Tim McLoughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Carefully crafted, with authentic Brooklyn flavor—but no cheap thrills, alas."
A first novel offering stolid suspense from the land of the wiseguys. Read full book review >

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A NICE PLACE TO DIE by Jane McLoughlin
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"McLoughlin (Shadow of a Doubt, 2011, etc.) seems to specialize in non-mysteries, with suspense arising from the overheated relationships among the principals."
Teenaged thugs terrorize a suburban housing development. Read full book review >

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AT YELLOW LAKE by Jane McLoughlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"Sensitive coming-of-age thriller. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Three contemporary teens accidentally meet at Yellow Lake in rural Wisconsin, where they share three life-changing days after witnessing a crime. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF A DOUBT by Jane McLoughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"McLoughlin's grim ninth (The Unforgiven, 2008, etc.) uses a preposterous gimmick to solve a non-mystery."
A Devonshire reporter is accused of being a serial child-killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 1995

"Though the volume could have benefited from further editing (and some ethnocentric bias is evident in the use of generic, non- tribal specific terms like 'Great Spirit' and 'conjurer'), the book is nonetheless a major contribution to the study of Native American history and religious studies."
This excellent collection of essays probes the responses of one Native American tribe to the forces of Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD FIGHT by Sarah Brady
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Self-aware and committed, Brady offers an extended pep talk for women facing crises of their own, as well as a personal memoir—and it works on both levels."
The spirited autobiography of the noted gun-control advocate and onetime Republican loyalist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 1994

"Tightly focused and painstakingly detailed, as well as deeply sympathetic: the definitive history of the Cherokees in their desperate last stand against white encroachment."
An expert chronicle of the final triumphs and troubles of the Cherokee Nation before its integrity was destroyed by the US Congress in the 1880's—and the crowning achievement in the distinguished career of the late McLoughlin (History and Religion/Brown). Read full book review >