Search Results: "Ann Leary"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD HOUSE by Ann Leary
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Despite getting a little preachy toward the end, Leary has largely achieved a genuinely funny novel about alcoholism."
A supposedly recovering alcoholic real estate agent tells her not-exactly-trustworthy version of life in her small New England town in this tragicomic novel by Leary (Outtakes from a Marriage, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"In this deeply satisfying novel about how unknowable people can be, intrigue builds with glass shards of dark humor toward an ending that is far from comic."
Leary (The Good House, 2013, etc.) writes about nutty, pedigreed New Englanders in this noirish comedy in which financial wrangling and emotional secrets are kept under wraps within a well-born Connecticut family until the arrival of an interloper from west of the Rockies. Read full book review >

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OUTTAKES FROM A MARRIAGE by Ann Leary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2008

"A witty take on marital survival in Manhattan—with heart."
How does a free spirit turned wife and mother cope with her actor husband's infidelity? According to this debut novel from memoirist Leary (An Innocent, a Broad, 2004), with tears, irreverent humor and, ultimately, a reaffirmed sense of self. Read full book review >

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AN INNOCENT, A BROAD by Ann Leary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"As much about life in a foreign clime as about motherhood."
Leary, wife of comedian Denis, recalls with rueful humor the weekend in London that turned into a five-month stay when their son was born prematurely. Read full book review >

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POLITICS OF SELF-DETERMINATION by Timothy Leary
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"An entertaining if offbeat specimen of memoir and polemic—albeit the kind of thing that (like the contents of Leary's medicine cabinet) is best taken in small doses."
Words of cosmic wisdom—or, if you're not a fan, cosmic slop—from the departed duke of psychedelic possibilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

THE DELICIOUS GRACE OF MOVING ONE'S HANDThe Collected Sex WritingsLeary, Timothy Read full book review >

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CHAOS & CYBER CULTURE by Timothy Leary
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Like cyberspace itself, this is a poor place to loiter when searching for sustained thought but a terrific place to gather diverting ideas and notions."
Remember Get Smart, the TV spook farce in which the good guys of Control battled the bad guys of Chaos? Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN BLOOD by Jan English Leary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"A timely but ultimately disappointing family drama."
When familial love and loyalty collide with racism and classism, tensions mount. Read full book review >

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Released: June 18, 2009

"Faltering but earnest."
In Poetic Reflections, Girardi gives readers heartfelt-if sometimes simplistic-devotional poetry that expresses the joy of and consolation of Christianity. Read full book review >

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IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE AN IPHONE by Ann Droyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Mildly amusing, but something of a one-trick pony. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this tech-savvy parody of the contemporary classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, a hyperactive pet mouse named Applesauce goes off the deep end (literally) while mesmerized with his boy's iPhone.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A conventional but informative story accompanied by dreamlike, pastel-colored illustrations. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
On New Year's Day, a little Mayan boy is charged with the duties of playing the flute and carrying a drum on his back while leading the people of his village in a parade into town. Read full book review >

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KINDA BLUE by Ann Grifalconi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An appealing vignette. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Missin' my papa," who died when she was a baby, Sissy's sitting in the yard of her family's Georgia farm, "feeling awful sorry for myself" and "Pokin' holes in the dirt for no good reason." Read full book review >