Search Results: "Caitlin Brennan"


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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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THE IRON THORN by Caitlin Kittredge
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Better editing could have saved this. (Steampunk fantasy. YA)"
Lovecraftian steampunk-urban faerie mashup from an adult paranormal author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2011

"A sincere but edgeless Prairie Home Companion-style memoir of a down-on-their-luck young couple, likely to resonate with readers interested in community values and the appeal of the simple life."
NPR contributor Shetterly tells the story of young married life as she and her husband set out from Maine to Los Angeles, but were ultimately forced to return home, stymied by the economic recession, illness and an unexpected pregnancy. Read full book review >

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MY BIG FAKE IRISH LIFE by Caitlin McKenna
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A light, fun romp that may nicely translate to a TV show or movie."
McKenna's chick-lit novel presents a woman who assumes a new identity to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Read full book review >

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A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE by Caitlin Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2015

"Annie's disarming voice evokes nostalgia for a bygone era and hope for humanity in a weary, modern world."
The astute observations of a little girl from a big Catholic family living in Pasadena in 1963. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A GIRL by Caitlin Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hilarious autobiographical fiction debut for Britain's Lena Dunham—if you can forgive a dot too much nasty sex and poignant lessons learned."
From British humorist Moran (How To Be A Woman, 2012, etc.), an overweight, socially inept teen drops out of school to become a rock critic and sexual adventuress. Read full book review >

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GIRL LAND by Caitlin Flanagan
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"A compelling, convincing case for more parental involvement in girls' lives."
Flanagan (To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife, 2006) argues that society "has let its girls down in every possible way" by failing to protect them against sexual exploitation. Read full book review >

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IVORY GHOSTS by Caitlin O'Connell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A vibrant, muckraking mystery that will be difficult to forget."
A field biologist dispatched to Namibia to stop ivory smugglers uncovers a threat to elephants (and humans) "more menacing than lions" in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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LOGGING OFF by Caitlin McKenna
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Despite some flaws, McKenna delivers a fascinating look into a chilling future firmly rooted in our present."
McKenna's (My Big Fake Irish Life, 2011) first foray into science fiction mixes romance with techno-thriller in a dystopian world where "thinking for yourself caused death." Read full book review >

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SPOILED by Caitlin Macy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"Sophisticated and intelligent, Macy offers the kind of subtlety that turns the ordinary into the sublime."
Nine years after her winning debut novel (The Fundamentals of Play, 2000), Macy follows with an impressive, psychologically nuanced collection of stories on class and gender in New York. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG by Caitlin Kittredge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A fast-paced read perfect for lovers of dark fantasy that ultimately raises more questions than it answers."
The first book in a new series by Kittredge (Dark Days, 2013, etc.) is the tale of Ava, a girl-turned-hellhound who is convinced to rebel against her abusive master by a necromancer who has an agenda of his own.Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A WOMAN by Caitlin Moran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Rapturously irreverent, this book should kick-start plenty of useful discussions."
A spirited memoir/manifesto that dares readers to "stand on a chair and shout ‘I AM A FEMINIST.' " Read full book review >