Search Results: "Caitlin Flanagan"


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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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FATHER FLANAGAN LAMENTS by Denny Goetz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"Don't expect a Legion of Decency recommendation for this snide condemnation of Catholic corruption from the ecstatic point of view of a heroically flawed protagonist."
In Goetz's debut novel, Father Emery Flanagan, though a venerable and thoughtful priest, wrestles agonizingly with the fleshly temptations and sin surrounding his ministry. Read full book review >

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MOLLY FLANAGAN AND THE HOLY GHOST by Margaret Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Opulent detail cloaked in whispered prose makes Skinner's tale as subtly artless as Molly's own self-discovery."
Skinner's second novel, which picks up where Old Jim Canaan (1990) leaves off, tells the genuine, tender, and wise tale of young Jim Canaan's family in the voice of his daughter, whose lazy eye encourages a unique vision of the world. 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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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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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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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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EVENING’S EMPIRE by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Assured, often lyrical and true to the world of the star-maker machinery behind the popular song. A lively complement to Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Mark Hudson's The Music in My Head and Laurence Gonzales's Jambeaux."
Satisfying, near-epic tale of a British rock band, from the fresh young faces of the '60s to the melting-cheese faces of today. Read full book review >

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ADELE by Mary Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Henry James might have disapproved, but one suspects he would have devoured every page of Adäle with agreeably guilty pleasure."
A highly charged, deeply eroticized historical and contemporary fiction from the American-born English author of two short-story collections and the novels Trust (1988) and Rose Reason (1992). Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE HUNT by Thomas Flanagan
Released: April 7, 1994

"A nasty little war with even nastier consequences, deftly described with enough details to satisfy those who prefer their history lightly spritzed with fiction."
Award-winning novelist of Irish history Thomas Flanagan (The Tenants of Time, 1988, etc.) sets his new novel, as densely packed and relentlessly thorough as usual, in the turbulent 1920's, an era whose legacy lingers today in strife-ridden Northern Ireland. Read full book review >