Boyle, T. C.

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Talk to Me

Against a backdrop of lurid news stories of chimps living with humans, where things go horribly wrong, this novel makes a visceral kind of sense and raises uncomfortable issues of human relationships with other species. Highly recommended.

The Shattering: America in the 1960s

Fans of Boyle’s previous works and readers of books by Isabel Wilkerson and Jon Meachum will find exceptional research and powerful writing in this outstanding history.

City of Margins

The author’s exquisitely drawn characters soon uncover secrets and make connections with each other that echo those of a Greek tragedy, with similar results. Boyle comfortably stands next to literary crime favorites like Don Winslow, Richard Price, and Lou Berney.

A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself

Boyle's fiction rises above the stereotypes of urban noir, not so much for the plot as for the quirky, flawed female characters with rich inner lives, the gritty dialog, and atmospheric street settings, in which authentic details abound. Offbeat humor leavens the mix and adds to the fun.

Outside Looking In

While it may be hard to get behind many of the deeply flawed characters, there is much to learn and enjoy here, as Boyle takes us deep inside the lives of Leary and his convention-bashing acolytes, offering a brisk read that provides much food for thought. Boyle fans will enjoy. [See Prepub Alert, 8/15/18.]

Adulthood for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered To Tell You

Boyle's book is hard to put down and full of solid advice. It's the perfect gift for a high school or college graduate.

The Terranauts

Beneath the high-tech sheen is a rather old-fashioned theme: how idealistic enterprises can crumble owing to the foibles and fragility of human nature. This is one of Boyle's best—and quite possibly one of the best of the year. [See Prepub Alert, 4/3/16.]

Everything Explained That Is Explainable: On the Creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910–1911

Boyle's account will appeal to a niche audience interested in the history of publishing and journalism and early 20th-century marketing. The balance of biography, history, and primary-source material makes for a compelling read more appropriate for scholarly readers than readers of popular historical nonfiction.

Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More

Boyle's accounts about how she achieved a sustainable lifestyle will provide inspiration to those wishing to do the same.

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