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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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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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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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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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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JESSIE’S MOUNTAIN by Kerry Madden
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A fitting end to the trilogy, Madden has created a heartwarming family story bursting with love and mountain music. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Madden brings the struggling yet loving Weems family refreshingly to life in her third story in the Maggie Valley trilogy following Gentle's Holler (2005) and Louisiana's Song (2007). Read full book review >

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LOUISIANA’S SONG by Kerry Madden
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2007

"This second of three Maggie Valley stories is a celebration of artists and words, and, though somewhat idealized, Madden's fluid and heartfelt storytelling will leave young readers looking forward to more. (Fiction. 10+)"
In an engaging sequel to Gentle's Holler (2005), Madden continues the story of the Weems family, and brings painfully shy and artistically talented 11-year-old Louise, the fourth of ten children, into sharper focus: "It's only folks that scare Louise, not storms or snakes." 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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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 >