“Well written. Riveting, with complex characters. Hurley has crafted a strong story that examines friendship, corruption, mysticism, and love.” —Publishers Weekly
“Addictive, escapist reading. Deliriously satisfying.” —Kirkus
“[A] spellbinding, beautifully written creation.” —Long & Short Reviews
“[A] tale both hopeful and tragic, with an ending that will leave you lost in thought.” —The Book Wheel
“Beautifully crafted, flawlessly written, and a resounding novel of friendship, pain, and ultimate forgiveness.” —Literary R & R
“Hurley, like Hemingway, glories in the job cleanly done.” —Wilmington Star-News
BOOKS BY MICHAEL HURLEY
Kathryn Lasky is well known as a prolific author of award-winning and popular children’s books. Her Guardians of Ga’Hoole series became a major motion picture (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole) released by Warner Brothers in 2010. She is not as well-known—but by golly she ought to be—for her sailing memoir, Atlantic Circle, published by Norton in 1985 under her married name, Lasky Knight, and recently released on Kindle.
I bought the hardcover copy of Atlantic Circle the year it came out, when I was a newly minted lawyer looking for ways to dissolve the extra money I was bringing home from my first real job. I found the most efficient money-solvent on Earth in a sailboat shop not far from my first apartment. I shudder to think of all the dollars washed down the wakes of various sailboats I have owned since then (four sloops, one cutter, two catboats, and one ketch), thanks in part to Ms. Lasky’s little book.
Atlantic Circle is a wonderfully conversational and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny look […]
NEWS & REVIEWS
- The Prodigal is now available on Audible.com.
- Publishers Weekly reviews The Vineyard, calling it “riveting” and “well-written.”
- An audiobook edition of The Vineyard is now out on Audible.com.
- Kirkus Reviews describes The Vineyard as “addictive, escapist reading” with a “deliriously satisfying” conclusion.
- The Prodigal wins the 2013 Chanticleer Reviews Book Award and the $1,000 cash Grand Prize. The Joanne L. Hurley Book Prize is formed in memory of the author’s mother with the proceeds.
- Publishers Weekly describes The Prodigal as “well-crafted prose.”
- Kirkus Reviews describes The Prodigal as “stirring, romantic and evocative of the sea’s magic.”
- ForeWord Clarion Review gives The Prodigal five stars, calling it “a masterpiece of artistic imagination.”
- The Prodigal is reviewed in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Association.
- The Prodigal crosses the pond with an excerpt in the Dublin Review of Books.
- Barnes & Noble’s Small Press Department in New York announces it will stock The Prodigal in selected stores.
- The Prodigal comes to indie bookstore shelves, including Politics & Prose, Tattered Cover, Quail Ridge Books, Booktowne, Cannon Beach Books, Changing Hands, Bank Square Books, Head House Books, Buxton Village Books, and Scuttlebutt Nautical Books & Gifts.
- Listen to Michael on NPR station WUNC during “The State of Things” with host Frank Stasio.
- Listen to Michael on the Drew Marshall Show from Toronto (Mp3 download).
- Watch Michael on the “Virginia This Morning” program on CBS TV affiliate WTVR in Richmond.
- Listen to Michael on “The Bottom Line” program on KBRT radio Los Angeles.
- Salt Magazine features Once Upon A Gypsy Moon in its inaugural issue.
- Video of Michael’s remarks at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh.