Search Results: "Diane Keyes"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIRIT OF THE SNOWPEOPLE by Diane Keyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A beautiful tale on its own, with a deeper message of the connectedness of the seasons. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Celebrating the rhythms of the land, the villagers plant in the spring, tend in the summer and harvest in the fall. Read full book review >

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ANYBODY OUT THERE? by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"The very best in chick-lit."
Keyes's proven formula for success—a chatty, engaging heroine, a bawdy sense of humor, an unhappy turn of events—works again in her eighth novel (The Other Side of the Story, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2004

"Bloated, meandering plot, with lots of dull talk about the publishing business. Even the author's wonderfully eccentric sense of humor can't save this one."
More plucky Irishwomen from Keyes (Sushi for Beginners, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO STOLE MY LIFE by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A salon owner-turned-invalid-turned author struggles to make sense of her life, and sometimes so do we."
The roller-coaster tale of a chatty Dublin woman rendered speechless, then renewed by the love of a good doctor—and a terrible literary agent. Read full book review >

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THE JUMBEE by Pamela Keyes
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Drawing on both Shakespeare (the students are rehearsing Romeo and Juliet) and Leroux, this florid Phantom of the Opera story goes down easy and is perhaps a good way to introduce younger readers to themes from the classics. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Esti Legard is an aspiring actress. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"This book's most obvious use is as an elaborate detour: Reading it lets writer's-block victims spend hours avoiding their problem while convincing themselves they're grappling with it."
An inflated expansion on an insightful comment from Tom Wolfe (``What's called writer's block is almost always ordinary fear''). Read full book review >

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ANGELS by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2002

"It's little surprise that all Keyes's novels are released in summer—with their appealing combination of lighthearted humor, high-end shopping, and a little true love."
Queen of the girlie-girl novel, Irish author Keyes makes her fifth outing—and first to be set in the US—a laugh-out-loud tour through the land of broken hearts and fun shoes. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF MERCY CLOSE by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"Readers who find some topics too serious for irony be warned—nothing is sacred in Helen's world."
At the age of 33, Helen, the youngest and latest-blooming of the five Walsh girls, has suffered yet another setback. Read full book review >

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DARKBEAST REBELLION by Morgan Keyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Exciting, original and lively fantasy adventure. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Keara, Goran and Taggart have been denounced for keeping their darkbeasts and are searching for a safe haven in this well-constructed sequel to Darkbeast (2012). Read full book review >

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DARKBEAST by Morgan Keyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Tightly woven and carefully constructed fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Life in Keara's world is determined by adherence to strictures unchanged through generations. Read full book review >

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THE BRIAR KING by Greg Keyes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Action-packed fantasy rife with humor and sensuality: introduces an epic new series sure to hook readers by the wagonful."
In the fantasy kingdom of Crotheny, set in a world that's just too complicated and overpoliticized to describe—though it does appear to exist in some vaguely post-apocalyptic setting, what with much of the land being referred to as "Virgenya"—trouble is brewing at the start of a simply smashing new four-part series from Keyes (the Age of Unreason tetralogy: The Shadows of God, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >