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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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Average rating: 3.84 · 56 ratings · 20 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
One Shot Away
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Steady Eddie
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2001
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One Shot Away: A Wrestling ...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012
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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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An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg
An Unfinished Life
by Mark Spragg
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I fell for this beautiful novel, the story, conflict and setting. I liked the 9 year old girl, Griff and especially her grandfather. The author uses words like they are made of gold, and I like that. The story felt true to the nature of the character...more
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Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
"This book of four loosely connected stories is an outstanding read. I devoured it during two lengthy plane rides from JFK NYC to San Juan PR and back. Dubus writes brilliantly about people and understands that within everyone there are good and ba..." Read more of this review »
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Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
"Hello there! Oh, you say you are easily offended and close minded? The only genre you live and breathe is chick-lit? You get book recommendations from your uterus?

I suggest you read something else.

Luckily I was prepared to deal with the way my bud..." Read more of this review »
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Townie by Andre Dubus III
Townie: A Memoir
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read in October, 2014
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Andre Dubus III tells the story of his early life in Townie. What I liked about the story was the author's honesty, sometimes brutal, but always ringing true. I've read his father's short stories and I found it fascinating to learn that basically in...more
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Domesticated Wild Things, and Other Stories by Xhenet Aliu
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Lowland
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read in September, 2014
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I just finished reading The Lowland, a story about two brothers, Subhash and Udayan, who grew up in Calcutta in the 1960's. This is an ambitious story that follows Subhash from boyhood to old age. It discusses the Naxalite movement in India, somethin...more
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Other People We Married by Emma Straub
Other People We Married
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I enjoyed Emma Straub's prose. It had me laughing a few times and smiling to myself. Her style is quirky phrases laced with sharp humor and terrific observations. She knows how to tell a story. It's very "mod" and totally hip, and she makes it work....more
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