Search Results: "Deirdre Barrett"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"From a skilled psychotherapist, a fine introduction to hypnosis."
As the title indicates, some strange cases turn up in a hypnotherapist's office, and there's a choice assortment of them in this little collection that both entertains and explicates the hypotherapist's art. Read full book review >

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HOW ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING SAVED MY LIFE by Mameve Medwed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2006

"A sitcom with heart, and a whole lot of fun."
A wimp travels the rocky road to empowerment in the Massachusetts author's fourth novel. Read full book review >

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AUTHENTICITY by Deirdre Madden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Still, an elegant novel of ideas, written by an author committed to her art."
In a welcome change from tales of bog-Irish poverty, Madden portrays 21st-century Dublin populated by a thriving middle class—and by three visual artists who, beckoned by a higher calling, decline to participate at great personal cost. Read full book review >

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ONE SWEET QUARREL by Deirdre McNamer
Released: March 16, 1994

"A pleasurable dip into a long-lost time with its nearly extinct brand of Americans—accomplished, entertaining fiction."
A woman and her two brothers come of age in early 20th-century America in this warm, perceptive second novel from the author of Rima in the Weeds (1990). Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE by Deirdre Gill
Kirkus Star
by Deirdre Gill, illustrated by Deirdre Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will want to reread the simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little boy's imagination creates a beautiful, mysterious, snowy world outside his home. Read full book review >

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MOLLY FOX’S BIRTHDAY by Deirdre Madden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2010

"Madden's low-key approach to celebrity is one more part of this novel's singular charm."
Family, friendship, self-knowledge, the theater—a successful playwright ruminates on all this and more in a haunting novel, finalist for the Orange Prize, from the Irish Madden (Authenticity, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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BECCA AT SEA by Deirdre Baker
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Baker captures the fun as well as frustration of one girl's winter, spring and summer of wonder and growth on a glorious northwest coast island. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A pre-teen visits her grandmother on an island off the coast of British Columbia and learns to appreciate nature, her family and herself. Read full book review >

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RED ROVER by Deirdre McNamer
Released: Aug. 6, 2007

"A beautifully written, emotionally gratifying novel."
The mysterious death of one brother haunts another for decades until an unrelated act of violence reveals the truth. Read full book review >

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DRAWING CONCLUSIONS by Deirdre Verne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2015

"Verne's mystery is a winner, with plenty of twists and turns, an intriguing heroine and an ending that shocks in more ways than one."
A freegan and a cop make an oddly effective sleuthing team. Read full book review >

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SAUL STEINBERG by Deirdre Bair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Followers of the postwar art world will love this book but may be disappointed by the lack of examples of his work."
National Book Award winner Bair (Calling It Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over, 2007, etc.) exhaustively explores everything related to Steinberg. Read full book review >

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LOVE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT by Deirdre Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2009

"Rises above the downbeat first half to offer a believable, honest and observant portrait of a woman who gets what she wants only after giving up what she thought she needed."
In former TV writer Shaw's debut, a series of connected stories with Los Angeles as a supporting character, a transplanted New Yorker finds herself adrift in La-La Land after her marriage goes south. Read full book review >

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ANAIS NIN by Deirdre Bair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 1995

"Bair's Nin emerges as the complex woman she was, a woman who inspired both wrath and passion in those whose paths crossed hers."
Though Bair can at times seem like a referee deciding which version of Nin's life is most accurate, this exhaustive account of the former feminist icon is impressive. Read full book review >