Search Results: "Clare Donoghue"


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NEVER LOOK BACK  by Clare Donoghue
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"An excellent procedural debut with depth of characterization and plenty of suspense."
Detectives scramble to find the connections in a series of killings. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE TO DIE by Clare Donoghue
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"A first-rate procedural that builds on the characters in Donoghue's debut and includes a shocking denouement."
A police detective is stretched to her limits by a baffling case. Read full book review >

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Released: March 22, 1994

These 17 essays, all but two previously presented, display that urbane and personable voice, the supple and ranging intellect that has marked Donoghue's (English/NYU) twenty-some books on literature and literary theory and his frequent and insightful reviews in the NYRB. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO GAVE BIRTH TO RABBITS by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"One of the best books of the year thus far. Like Andrea Barrett, Donoghue has staked a claim to her own distinctive fictional territory."
Seventeen stories by the Irish-born Canadian author (Slammerkin, 2001, etc.) ransack what Donoghue calls "the flotsam and jetsam of the last seven hundred years of British and Irish life" for razor-sharp vignettes of the fates of women in judgmental male-dominated societies. Read full book review >

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THE PRACTICE OF READING by Denis Donoghue
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"His interpretations will challenge and even entertain serious readers of all stripes."
A prolific exegete ruminates on the practice of interpreting literature. Read full book review >

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ROOM by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2010

"Wrenching, as befits the grim subject matter, but also tender, touching and at times unexpectedly funny."
Talented, versatile Donoghue (The Sealed Letter, 2008, etc.) relates a searing tale of survival and recovery, in the voice of a five-year-old boy. Read full book review >

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KISSING THE WITCH by Emma Donoghue
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 11, 1997

"A dark jewel. (Short stories/folklore. 12+)"
Under a surface as seamless as stone worn smooth by the sea are tales readers may know, but with images and perspectives quite different from the canonical tradition. Read full book review >

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EVIL TIME by P.S. Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 1992

"Two-fisted, inelegant, and rather rambly."
A Hollywood screenwriter sorts out much of the very big mess a pretty lady has got herself into—from pseudonymous CIA veteran Donoghue (The Dublin Affair, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1995

"At times slow going, but nonetheless offering historical affirmation of an erotic and romantic lesbian presence during this period."
An impressive piece of scholarship that seeks to bring passion into the lesbian history of late 17th and 18th century England. Read full book review >

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LIFE MASK by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A little slow to start, but readers who give themselves over to its unhurried rhythms will be rewarded: a full-bodied tale that satisfies the head and the heart."
Donoghue's latest, another fabulously entertaining historical (Slammerkin, 2001, etc.), illuminates three intertwined 18th-century lives. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 1995

"Readers will delight in Pater's worldview and in Donoghue's technique; the contradictions of the latter's project, meanwhile, may prove instructive to both readers and author."
7943753.395 Donoghue, Denis WALTER PATER Elegant close readings of seminal modern aesthete Pater's passionate criticism coexist uneasily here with an oddly tentative biographical study of him. Read full book review >

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LANDING by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"Not one of this talented author's most ambitious works, but warmhearted, readable and entertaining."
Lesbian romance goes mainstream in this charming tale by Donoghue (Touchy Subjects, 2006, etc.) of a cosmopolitan Irish flight attendant and her down-home Canadian girlfriend struggling to find common ground for their newfound love. Read full book review >