Search Results: "Clare Boylan"


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THE COLLECTED STORIES by Clare Boylan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Her own introduction says it best: 'In my short stories, dreams are fragile gladiators in an arena of hoary old lions of reality.'"
Drawn from three previous volumes, these 38 stories written over two decades by Irish author Boylan (Beloved Stranger, 2001, etc.) include "Housekeeper's Cut," a town-mouse/country-mouse variation in which town-mouse Edward has an affair with country-mouse Susan. Read full book review >

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11 EDWARD STREET by Clare Boylan
Released: June 1, 1992

"Tart telling of the way it probably was in Dublin's not-so- fair city, and a relentlessly realistic riposte to all those affirmative sagas of intergenerational sweetness and life."
A postmodern Victorian novel from Irish writer Boylan (Black Baby, Last Resorts) in which the squalid poverty and diminishing expectations of the numerous Devlin family of Dublin are related with almost gleeful black humor. Read full book review >

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EMMA BROWN by Clare Boylan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"Bold and engrossing—but not, in the final analysis, especially convincing."
A vigorously detailed homage to a great 19th-century writer yields mixed results, in Irish author Boylan's unusual eighth novel (following Beloved Strangers, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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BELOVED STRANGER by Clare Boylan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Lovely, deeply felt fiction, with a subterranean vein of wry humor that helps make bearable even its most pained moments."
Irish writer Boylan (11 Edward Street, 1992, etc.) draws on painful family memories of her own father's manic-depression for a Dublin-set story of love, aging, madness, and the price of marriage. Read full book review >

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CLARE BEATON'S GARDEN RHYMES by Clare Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"The small size and detail-oriented pictures suit this sweet fabric bonbon to one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 1-4)"
This diminutive board book of garden-themed nursery rhymes is illustrated with sewn fabric scenes. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS GIRL by Clare Pernice
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A flight of fancy, verbally and visually spare, that any would-be 'star' will gladly take. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child transforms her bedroom into the big top. Read full book review >

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CLOCKWORK PRINCESS by Cassandra Clare
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 19, 2013

"The unusual, satisfyingly indulgent conclusion will leave fans emotionally satiated. (Steampunk. 13-17)"
Politics, clockworks and epic angst complete this slow but satisfying finale to The Infernal Devices trilogy. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: March 25, 2008

"Despite hints that Jace's parentage is in question, the incestuous overtones might be too disturbing for some. (Fantasy. YA)"
In City of Bones (2007), normal teenager Clary discovered she was a Shadowhunter, long-lost daughter of murdering megalomaniac Valentine—and therefore the sister of her new boyfriend Jace. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2007

"Lush and fun. (Fantasy. YA)"
This urban-fantasy series opener spices its fight against evil with sexual tension. Read full book review >

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CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"The tale drags in places, but this crowdpleaser's tension-filled conclusion ratchets toward a new set of mysteries. (Steampunk. 13-15)"
A century before the events of Clare's Mortal Instruments trilogy, another everyday heroine gets entangled with demon-slaying Shadowhunters. Read full book review >