Search Results: "Denise Kiernan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"An inspiring account of how people can respond with their best when called upon."
A fresh take on the secret city built in the mountains of Tennessee as part of the Manhattan Project during World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"One-dimensional characters undermine the potential drama of life within a castle."
The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Vanderbilts. Read full book review >

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WOMEN AND MATH, WOMEN AND SCIENCE, WOMEN AND STEM
by Leila Roy

Hello, my friends!

As I said earlier this week, I am COMPLETELY BURIED under a pile of reading for the Amelia Bloomer Project committee. At the moment, I’m halfway through Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, which I am LOVING. It’s a great ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST MRS. ASTOR by Frances Kiernan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2007

"Proficient, but too heavily based on Astor's own memoir, Footprints (1980), to be terribly revelatory—or interesting."
Former New Yorker editor Kiernan (Seeing Mary Plain, 2000) pussyfoots around the life of New York philanthropist, society lady and writer Brooke Astor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE GREY by Celine Kiernan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A gripping, highly original ghost story. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Irish fantasist Kiernan (The Poison Throne, 2010, etc.) explores the dynamics of love and loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEING MARY PLAIN by Frances Kiernan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"All in all, though, the definitive life of McCarthy, comprehensive in scope and scrupulously researched. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
An extraordinary biography of the late essayist and novelist (1912—89) by a former fiction editor of The New Yorker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A good-hearted and hardheaded appeal."
An award-winning journalist offers a prescription for a nation adrift: citizen initiatives on behalf of the common good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICES FOR PEACE by Anna Kiernan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Breaths of restraint amid the war whoops, and a sense of hope that understanding the roots of the problem rather than scorching the earth is the path to a durable peace."
Humane, thoughtful, and just ways of reacting to September 11, edited by Kiernan (Essex Univ., United Kingdom). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMMINGBIRD by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Tackles but ultimately oversimplifies thorny issues."
A hospice nurse, baffled by her husband's drastic personality change after his third deployment to Iraq, gleans valuable lessons from a dying World War II historian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Shameless by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2014

"The characters are thinly defined in this thriller, but the pace is nonstop."
The gritty violence of a human-trafficking ring in Atlanta takes center stage in the second volume of this romantic suspense series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THRESHOLD by Caitlín R. Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"Tops in fantasy, with gripping paleontological sidebars. A fancy companion, Trilobite: The Writing of Threshold, will also appear. Well, why not?"
A corker from an Irish-born paleontologist and dark-fiction author (Silk, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE RED TREE by Caitlín R. Kiernan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"A multileveled novel that will appeal to fans of classic and modern horror."
Dark-fantasy specialist Kiernan (Daughter of Hounds, 2007, etc.) delivers a creepy and engaging tale. Read full book review >