Search Results: "Donal Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL WE SHALL KNOW by Donal Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Emotionally intense, deeply engaging, and profound."
Set in contemporary Ireland, this is a novel of self-sacrifice, penance, and circumscribed possibilities for happiness, narrated with great compassion and written with elegant lyricism. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT DECEMBER by Donal Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Cunningly written, the novel gives us a glimpse into the underside of modern Irish life."
Hapless Johnsey Cunliffe lurches through life in contemporary Ireland, experiencing the deaths of his parents and facing an uncertain future. Read full book review >

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THE SPINNING HEART by Donal Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Disturbing and unnerving but ultimately beautiful."
Irish author Ryan's debut takes readers to the "heart" of hardscrabble life in Ireland in the era after the economic boom and bust of 2008. The novel received Book of the Year honors at the Irish Book Awards. Read full book review >

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BELLA UP, UP, AND AWAY by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A delightful nautical and aerial feline caper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her new pal accidentally drifts out to sea, a spunky cat attempts a daring rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

It's where on the sandlot you, as a kid, first essayed the national pastime that determines your lot in life, according to the comic proponents of the Ryan Theory of Adolescent Development in American Males. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLA LOST AND FOUND by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Well-designed visuals hold up a somewhat flat story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An indoor kitty goes out to sea by mistake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILFRED by Ryan Higgins
by Ryan Higgins, illustrated by Ryan Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"Other, stronger picture books about friendship abound. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wilfred is big. Wilfred is hairy. Wilfred is lonesome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Dim and dismal. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13, adult)"
Cut-paper silhouettes illustrate this large-format tale of a young prince's efforts to break the chains of loneliness and isolation imposed on him by his high station. Read full book review >