Search Results: "William McGinnis"


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Released: Jan. 1, 1975

"Most suitable for readers looking to enjoy an energetic tale based in a real-world context, without extensive attention to technical detail."
In McGinnis' (The Guide's Guide Augmented, 2005, etc.) first foray into fiction, a series of near-fatal attractions conspire to turn one man's quest to gain peace and self-knowledge into a contest for his own survival. Read full book review >

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Straight Talk From Heaven by John McGinnis
Released: July 1, 2013

"A thought-provoking book of alleged utterances from late, great thinkers."
A collection of transcriptions of channeling sessions with deceased spiritual leaders and famous intellectuals. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wide-ranging discussion that will help readers discover a richer spiritual life."
This rather unusual read is an excellent informal introduction to the work of various historical figures. Read full book review >

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THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An unflinching look at rape culture and its repercussions. (Thriller. 15-18)"
Three teens in small-town Ohio struggle with sexual violence, together and individually, in a tragic thriller. Read full book review >

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GIVEN TO THE SEA by Mindy McGinnis
Released: April 11, 2017

"This well-paced, thoughtful story will have readers eager for the sequel. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Multiple perspectives reveal the story of several people—and a kingdom—in turmoil. Read full book review >

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A MADNESS SO DISCREET by Mindy McGinnis
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A dark study of the effects of power in the wrong hands, buoyed by a tenacious heroine and her colorful companions. (Historical thriller. 14 & up)"
Thrown into an asylum by the same hands that nearly destroyed her, a 19th-century girl must redefine herself and the meaning of madness to survive. Read full book review >

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THIS DARKNESS MINE by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"It's a shame the author couldn't have been as ruthless as her character. (Paranormal thriller. 16-18)"
A perfectionist prude is slowly revealed to have bigger character flaws. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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IN A HANDFUL OF DUST by Mindy McGinnis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hard to put down. (Adventure. 13 & up)"
Ten years after Not a Drop to Drink (2013), the orphan Lynn rescued is a teenager forced to set out on a dangerous, cross-country journey.Read full book review >

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NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A high-quality survivalist story for readers who enjoy internal story arcs as well as external dangers. (Speculative fiction. 13 & up)"
While defending her resources in a lawless world where water is a rare commodity, Lynn learns about life and humanity. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"One can only hope that a second volume will follow Grafton's excursion into the second half of the alphabet. (maps, diagrams, photos, not seen)"
A dream come true for the many aficionados of bestselling mystery writer Sue Grafton. Read full book review >