Search Results: "Caitlín R. Kiernan"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER OF ANGELS by Caitlín R. Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Still, a bridge to the beyond, built out of exquisite dread."
Two young women see something they shouldn't have and are already regretting it. Then the insanity begins. Read full book review >

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THE RED TREE by Caitlín R. Kiernan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"A multileveled novel that will appeal to fans of classic and modern horror."
Dark-fantasy specialist Kiernan (Daughter of Hounds, 2007, etc.) delivers a creepy and engaging tale. Read full book review >

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THRESHOLD by Caitlín R. Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"Tops in fantasy, with gripping paleontological sidebars. A fancy companion, Trilobite: The Writing of Threshold, will also appear. Well, why not?"
A corker from an Irish-born paleontologist and dark-fiction author (Silk, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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DEAR SWEET FILTHY WORLD by Caitlín R. Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2017

"At their best, these stories are sinister and beguiling in equal measure, tracing the border between fear and obsession and asking powerful questions about desire along the way."
Horror blends with love, obsession, transformed bodies, and terrifying mysteries in this collection of stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A good-hearted and hardheaded appeal."
An award-winning journalist offers a prescription for a nation adrift: citizen initiatives on behalf of the common good. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MRS. ASTOR by Frances Kiernan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2007

"Proficient, but too heavily based on Astor's own memoir, Footprints (1980), to be terribly revelatory—or interesting."
Former New Yorker editor Kiernan (Seeing Mary Plain, 2000) pussyfoots around the life of New York philanthropist, society lady and writer Brooke Astor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"One-dimensional characters undermine the potential drama of life within a castle."
The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Vanderbilts. Read full book review >

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VOICES FOR PEACE by Anna Kiernan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Breaths of restraint amid the war whoops, and a sense of hope that understanding the roots of the problem rather than scorching the earth is the path to a durable peace."
Humane, thoughtful, and just ways of reacting to September 11, edited by Kiernan (Essex Univ., United Kingdom). Read full book review >

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INTO THE GREY by Celine Kiernan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A gripping, highly original ghost story. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Irish fantasist Kiernan (The Poison Throne, 2010, etc.) explores the dynamics of love and loss. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"An inspiring account of how people can respond with their best when called upon."
A fresh take on the secret city built in the mountains of Tennessee as part of the Manhattan Project during World War II. Read full book review >

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SEEING MARY PLAIN by Frances Kiernan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"All in all, though, the definitive life of McCarthy, comprehensive in scope and scrupulously researched. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
An extraordinary biography of the late essayist and novelist (1912—89) by a former fiction editor of The New Yorker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

"This rewarding book has a place on many shelves, and not only in religious markets. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this thought-provoking and handsomely executed fable, God puts a positive spin on humankind's partaking of the fruit of the tree of life. Read full book review >