Search Results: "Cecelia Ahern"


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TIME OF MY LIFE by Cecelia Ahern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2013

"Highly addictive, fast-paced and chock-full of both quirky characters and clever banter. This book is a delight."
Lucy Silchester has spent the last two years and 11 months ruining her life. Actually, she's spent most of her life ruining her life. Now her life wants to meet with her. Read full book review >

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HERE by Cecelia Ahern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"For all her wit and cleverness, Ahern's romanticizing of missing children, not to mention the disappeared, borders on offensive."
Ahern (If You Could See Me Now, 2006, etc.) approaches the less-than-playful subject of missing persons with her typical whimsy. Read full book review >

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THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES by Cecelia Ahern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2009

"Ahern's nice comic timing and affectionate portrayal of a father and daughter saves this from becoming just another (slightly weird) chick-lit romance."
Bestselling Irish author Ahern (There's No Place Like Here, 2008, etc.) is at it again with a tale of déjà vu via blood transfusions. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT by Cecelia Ahern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Ahern has a way with character, but her penchant for the supernatural—angels, ghosts, déjà vu—works against the weight of her story."
Light holiday fare with a Lesson from Irish bestseller Ahern (Thanks for the Memories, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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P.S., I LOVE YOU by Cecelia Ahern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"Sappy rehash of some very familiar plots."
Fluffy romance from the cute-as-a-button daughter of Ireland's Prime Minister. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF TOMORROW by Cecelia Ahern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A far-fetched novel with too much going on."
In Ahern's latest (The Gift, 2009, etc.), a family's secrets lurk in the ruins of an Irish castle. Read full book review >

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IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW by Cecelia Ahern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2006

"Ahern's fairytale is at times insufferably whimsical, with a main character whose idea of fun is spinning around on chairs and speaking backwards."
A buttoned-up Irish woman finds her life transformed when she meets a soulful man who may not exist. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL AND THE SWORD by Cecelia Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A rousing good read, nevertheless, and a welcome addition to a quite considerable (and really rather underrated) body of work."
The legend of Roderick the Beardless—the ninth-century hero who was in fact a heroine—is given fictional form in Holland's lively and entertaining 23rd novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"A tip of the academic mortarboard towards the ten-gallon-hat crowd that will befuddle members of both groups. (122 b&w photos and 16-page color insert)"
A dry exegesis of country music by the author of Electronic Hearth (1991). Read full book review >

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ONE HUNDRED NAMES by Cecilia Ahern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Ahern (How to Fall in Love, 2013, etc.) once again spins a charming tale of redemption and romance."
Telling other people's stories isn't just about entertainment or news. Reporter Kitty Logan is about to learn that it's about love, too. Read full book review >

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AN ORDINARY WOMAN by Cecelia Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 1999

"Holland, basing her story on journals of the period, writes in her usual non-nonsense, straight-ahead style that is more intent on covering the distance than on smelling the wind (or the flowers)."
Holland returns to California (Railroad Schemes, 1997, etc.) for her 24th historical, a dramatized biography of Nancy Kelsey, the first American woman to cross the wilderness of the Great Western Desert and Rockies, afterward settling in California with her husband Ben and raising a large family. Read full book review >

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PACIFIC STREET by Cecelia Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Holland conveys easily the noise, dust, and bumble of street crowds in the brand-new seacoast city to background a juicy tale of dark action and bright hopes."
Holland (The Bear Flag, 1990, etc.) returns to pioneer California for her 20th fictional mix of history, blistering action, and romance—set this time in San Francisco, aborning in grit, violence, and an explosive mingle of races and allegiances after the war with Mexico. Read full book review >