Search Results: "Cait Brennan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VIRGINIA GIANT by Sherry Norfolk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"How could such a larger-than-life figure have become so little known? He's not likely to stay that way any longer. (glossary, timeline) (Biography. 11-13)"
Two veteran storytellers carefully separate legend from equally astonishing fact in this rousing introduction to Peter Francisco, a genuine supersoldier of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2010

"An uneven but rollicking read."
From the 1860s to the first decade of the 20th century, the story of the notorious New York City law firm of Howe & Hummel. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF AMERICAN SPORTS IN 100 OBJECTS by Cait Murphy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An enjoyable romp through the things that helped make the sports we love."
An episodic, somewhat gimmicky, but always engaging history of American sports through material culture. Read full book review >

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DIRTBALL PETE by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Introduced so late in the proceedings, it's like the author threw a little water on our hero, muddying his heart-robbing filthiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Visually, Dirtball Pete is a charmer—a begrimed lad with a thatch of unruly hair, a crooked smile and button eyes as black as tar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD DESIRE by Karen Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Winner of the 1990 AWP Short Fiction Award: a collection of 18 uneven stories, written in a hyper-poetic minimalist style and mostly about families where poetic sensibilities fight for survival against abuse, crassness, bourgeois ordinariness, or secular tedium. Read full book review >

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THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS by Marie Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Reader, lose no time in making Isabella's acquaintance."
The second adventure (A Natural History of Dragons, 2013) for the doughty Isabella Camherst, a dragon-obsessed young lady of Scirland determined to pursue her research in an age when educating girls in science and philosophy is frowned upon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Best read both Ryan and Brennan for a balanced picture of a grueling yet beautiful sport. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A mix of giddy admiration and honest reporting that's as wobbly as a junior skater attempting a triple flip. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Jerry Brennan
Released: June 9, 2012

"An extremely impressive debut."
Brennan's three intertwined novellas revolve around the Nazi occupation of Prague and the assassination of Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Read full book review >

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THE VISITOR by Maeve Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2000

"Grim and measured, sure of its emotional power, this is certainly evidence of Brennan's great gift, but the story's too slight to stand alone."
Riding a wave of rediscovery, long-time New Yorker writer Brennan (The Rose Garden, 1999, etc.) has been no more highly touted than now, seven years after her death at age 76. This novella, though, dating from the '40s and found in a university archive, will not add measurably to her reputation. Read full book review >

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WITH FATE CONSPIRE by Marie Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An absorbing finale to a series that has grown richer with every installment."
Final entry in Brennan's historical fantasy series (A Star Shall Fall, 2010, etc.) wherein the Onyx Court, realm of the fae, lies hidden below Queen Victoria's London. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF THE STAR by Caitlin Brennan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"A fast-paced book for horse lovers and not-yet-sophisticated readers of high fantasy. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
When Princess Elen of Ymbria unwillingly arrives at summer camp on a magical horse, she brings three things with her: a talisman, a book of maps and centuries of hostility toward the rival world of Caledon. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK by Marie Brennan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2015

"Fans of this charming series won't be disappointed."
Third in Brennan's fine natural-history fantasy series, set six years after the events detailed in The Tropic of Serpents (2014).Read full book review >