Search Results: "Caitlin McKenna"


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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Alternately thought-provoking and dull but certainly from the author's heart."
Prolific writer and prodigious traveler McKenna (Breaking the Word: Reflections for Lectionary Readings Cycle B, 2012, etc.) reimagines the Gospels for the 21st century. Read full book review >

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TRUE HALLUCINATIONS by Terence McKenna
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Here's one man who proudly—even passionately—inhaled."
Readers of Food of the Gods (1992) will recall McKenna's diverting claim that the ingestion in ancient times of hallucinogenic mushrooms spurred human consciousness into wakefulness and sophistication. 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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THE OCTOPUPPY by Martin McKenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Jarvis' tale will inspire listeners to laugh...and ask for an octopuppy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When is a dog not a dog? When he's an octopuppy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"A meticulously researched, frightening report on a deadly pathogen."
A gripping account of one of the most devastating infectious agents on the planet. Read full book review >

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THE MISREMEMBERED MAN by Christina McKenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Amiable and competent, but Oliver Twist it is not."
The first novel by Irish memoirist McKenna (My Mother Wore a Yellow Dress, 2004, etc.) is the story of two 40-ish lonely hearts in County Derry in 1974 who meet through a personals ad. Read full book review >

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Rogue by Susan McKenna
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 20, 2016

"A nuanced account of one woman's harrowing and insightful experiences while confronting a dreaded diagnosis."
Debut author McKenna offers a memoir detailing her battle with breast cancer. Read full book review >

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MODIFIED by Caitlin Shetterly
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"The message that our planet is saturated with chemical toxins comes through clearly, but the health case against GMOs is not persuasive."
A journalist on a mission to expose the dangers of genetically modified organisms tells nearly as much about her personal life as about the issue bothering her. Read full book review >

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SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES by Caitlin Doughty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A witty, wise and mordantly wise-cracking memoir and examination of the American way of death."
A 20-something's account of her life as a professional mortician. Read full book review >