Search Results: "Deirdre Madden"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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TIME PRESENT AND TIME PAST by Deirdre Madden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Almost poetic in its control and well-chosen details, this novel finds the universal and the unique in a deceptively unassuming look at one family."
Three generations of an Irish family confront key moments of the past in this eloquent, understated novella. 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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HIP CHECK by Deirdre  Martin
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A sexy, successful contemporary romance, with chemistry, heat and a feel-good, affecting happy-ever-after ending that its intended audience will approve."
Bad-boy pro-hockey player Esa Saari lives for hockey and not much else, and he doesn't see why becoming the guardian of his niece has to change things—no matter what the cute-but-demanding nanny has to say about it or how much she's getting under his skin. Read full book review >

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DRAWING BLOOD by Deirdre Verne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Familiarity with CeCe's debut (Drawing Conclusions, 2015) will help readers digest the complex back story. But her second case is every bit as twisty and surprising."
A dysfunctional family to die for. Read full book review >

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JUNG by Deirdre Bair
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2003

"Apart from assuming a too-sophisticated knowledge of psychoanalysis by readers, this triumph of scholarship is also highly accessible."
A fastidious, full-scale biography of the Swiss psychologist. Read full book review >

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Zenji & the Muzzy Bug by Aisl Madden
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"A vibrantly illustrated, relaxation-focused sleep story that has plenty of appeal.
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A bright green, kid-friendly monster does visualizations to defeat a cold in Madden's children's series debut. Read full book review >

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TIME OF DEATH by Gary Madden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 2011

"Madden's debut mystery is an offbeat combination of noir and the supernatural that could appeal to a wide audience."
When Death asks a favor, who can say no? Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! by Colleen Madden
Released: May 1, 2017

"A suitably festive deployment of the familiar song, now safely in the public domain. (Picture book. 3-adult)"
A gift book featuring an expanded version of the "Happy Birthday" song with new verses, accompanying illustrations, and even a button to push that plays a recording of the familiar song. 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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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 >