Search Results: "William Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLY THIEF by William Ryan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A detail-rich first novel, with some pacing issues, from an author with potential."
Debut novelist Ryan delivers a gritty mystery set in Stalinist 1936 Moscow. Read full book review >

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THE DARKENING FIELD by William Ryan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Though he's not quite as fully realized as Stuart Kaminsky's Porfiry Rostnikov, the appealing Karolev in his second appearance (The Holy Thief, 2010) invites comparison to him. That's high praise indeed."
In Stalinist Russia, a smart cop knows just how dangerous it is to be a smart cop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An impressive marshalling of geophysical and archaeological evidence to reconstruct the truth behind an ancient myth. (illustrations and maps)"
In a rare marriage of science and myth, two geologists draw on their worldwide oceanographic expeditions in search of evidence of the biblical flood. 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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WE COME IN PIECES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

The Deal:

Derek is a ...


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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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BOOK REVIEW

BELLA UP, UP, AND AWAY by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A delightful nautical and aerial feline caper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her new pal accidentally drifts out to sea, a spunky cat attempts a daring rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

It's where on the sandlot you, as a kid, first essayed the national pastime that determines your lot in life, according to the comic proponents of the Ryan Theory of Adolescent Development in American Males. Read full book review >

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BELLA LOST AND FOUND by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Well-designed visuals hold up a somewhat flat story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An indoor kitty goes out to sea by mistake. Read full book review >