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

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Published on August 10, 2013 18:01
Average rating: 3.89 · 92 ratings · 34 reviews · 3 distinct works
One Shot Away, A Wrestling ...

3.99 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Steady Eddie

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

3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Short, short quirky well-written fiction. Good for a quick read before you turn out the light.
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Beautiful short stories written by a master.
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Joyce Maynard's story was especially interesting to me as I was (am) a huge fan of J.D. Salinger. Her writing style enjoyable and her story kept me reading. Seems nothing these days is as it appears. Salinger, that old dog, should have had the sense ...more
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