Search Results: "Belinda McKeon"


BOOK REVIEW

SOLACE by Belinda McKeon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"An engrossing, highly rewarding read that marks McKeon as a writer to watch."
A debut novel of love and loss set in contemporary Ireland, where a family's troubled past cast its shadow over an uncertain future. Read full book review >

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TENDER by Belinda McKeon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"McKeon regards the characters in her keenly wrought love story—for all their flaws and fragility—with insight, sensitivity, and a compassion that proves contagious."
In McKeon's exquisite second novel, two Dublin young people—poet and student Catherine and aspiring art photographer James—tumble into a friendship that, though its lines shift and blur, ultimately helps bring their identities into focus. Read full book review >

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SECRETS, LIES AND MY SISTER KATE by Belinda Hollyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Although driven by the mystery of Kate's disappearance, the heart of this story really lies in the down-to-earth family drama and its satisfying, realistic resolution. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her older sister Kate disappears, almost-13-year-old Mini uncovers a family secret in trying to find her. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 28, 2000

"Poorly conceived and stylistically weak: Sand deserves more critical and detached treatment."
A biography of the 19th-century author that succeeds in highlighting the need for a new account of Sand's life—without providing one. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR by Darragh McKeon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"A leisurely paced novel intended for those who like serious and thoughtful fiction."
This debut novel is set in 1986, the year of the catastrophe at Chernobyl, and that disaster serves as the dramatic backdrop for the unfolding of action and character. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Still, a perfect gag gift."
Elvis's infamous fondness for down-home southern cooking (breakfasts of sausage, bacon, and eggs; lunches of mashed potatoes with gravy, sauerkraut, bacon, and biscuits; dinners of fried chicken; fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches for snacks) makes this less a cookbook than a campy tribute to white-trash cuisine and a ``memory book'' (as freelance writer McKeon likes to call it) of the King's days in Hollywood. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT'S CROWN by John McKeon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1991

"Nancy Drew and The Case of the Mysterious Character Assassination."
In an amateurish first novel about a pair of amateur detectives, the Acting President of the US plays the latest in high-tech, dirty campaign tricks on his high-minded electoral opponent, whose aide has to clean up the mess in the few days left before the election. Read full book review >

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JACKIE'S GIRL by Kathy  McKeon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"McKeon's delightful memories have been tucked away for 50 years, and thankfully, she has brought them out to share the enchanting magic of Camelot with us all."
In her first book, McKeon recounts her years of working for Jacqueline Kennedy. Read full book review >

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EVERY LITTLE ANGEL'S HANDBOOK by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It may sound precious, but Downes's humor, her orderliness and sense of detail will attract readers, who will pore over the gilded stitchery, selecting their favorite angel accessories. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Dressing up angels is a lot like dressing up dolls, and kids who love choosing outfits will love this book. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"Words with Wings will soar year round—not just during Black History month. (Picture book/poetry. All ages)"
Compiler Rochelle (Jewels, 1998, etc.) envisioned this project as a way to help youngsters release their "own creative energy" even as they confront the "work, pain, love, anger, regret" endemic to the human experience. Read full book review >