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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?

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One Shot Away, A Wrestling ...

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Steady Eddie

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2001
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The Hero of New York

3.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Kent Haruf is a master at the understated. This novel about a relationship between a widow and a widower captures all the nuances or ordinary life. He exposes the petty and the sad truths of our society and inner family relationships. I read it in 3 ...more
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One thing is certain, Mark Spragg has a way with words and is a master of details and setting. The author knows the territory he writes about, he knows horses and hard work on a Wyoming ranch. I stayed with the story to the end and enjoyed the dynami ...more
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