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T. Glen Coughlin

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Coughlin's first novel, The Hero of New York, was finished when he was 23 years old and explored the dark side of the middle class suburban dream. New York Times reviewer, Dennis Smith (1986) wrote, "The Hero of New York is solid tough-guy entertainment, and Mr. Coughlin's descriptions can be hilarious." Coughlin’s second novel, Steady Eddie, is a coming-of-age story set in Long Island, New York in 1977. George Needham wrote "Coughlin neatly captures a person's essence in the simplest gesture, but each character is drawn with sympathy and wit, even when the characters themselves lack these attributes. A fine novel." Coughlin has published short stories in Doubletake Magazine, the South Dakota Review[3] and DUCTS, an on-line magazine. His st...more


One Shot Away is a book for guys. One struggle I have as a middle school teacher is getting my boys to read more, so I’m glad to see books like yours. Can you talk about writing for “the guys” and in particular how this story will interest them?

From the first page, One Shot Away is filled with conflict that propels the action. It’s a book where things happen and it’s not always what the reader... Read more of this blog post »
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One Shot Away
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Steady Eddie
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The Hero of New York
1.0 of 5 stars 1.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1986
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