Search Results: "Donna Morrissey"


BOOK REVIEW

KIT’S LAW by Donna Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2001

"Look for a film version soon, but don't deny yourself the pleasure of reading the book. Kit's Law is a charmer."
This appealing first novel, set in coastal Newfoundland and certain to be compared to E. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, was published to widespread acclaim in its author's native Canada in 1999. Read full book review >

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SYLVANUS NOW by Donna Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2006

"Absorbing human drama, in Morrissey's best yet."
A way of life is compromised and threatened, and life goes stubbornly on, in the Canadian author's third novel, following Downhill Chance (2003). Read full book review >

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DOWNHILL CHANCE by Donna Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2003

"Still, the narrative moves like a house afire, and its racy energy keeps our attention riveted."
Hardy and Dickens are the probable inspirations for this sprawling, old-fashioned tale of two maritime Newfoundland families. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER TRAP by Dean Morrissey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Morrissey uses light and shadow expertly to add a feeling of mystery to each scene, but by the end, there are definitely no nightmares left in the closet. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mercer Mayer meets Rembrandt in the tenebrous, accomplished oils that illustrate this lad-meets-night-monsters tale. Read full book review >

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SHIP OF DREAMS by Dean Morrissey
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A handsome book that, despite its efforts to be wondrous, is just pleasantly decorative. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages) (First printing of 100,000; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate dividend selection; author tour)"
Joey wants a glimpse of the Sandman. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT KETTLES by Dean Morrissey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Readers are likely to ignore the unexceptional plot and characters to pore over the pictures, which are executed with dazzling virtuosity. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Having met the Sandman himself in Ship of Dreams (1994), Joey falls in with a larger cast of elementals, including Father Time and Mother Nature. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"A remarkably timely dispatch from the turbulent Land of Oz."
A Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist examines the highly idiosyncratic ways of Ozzie Guillen, baseball's most controversial manager. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Gripping soap opera tells a tale of the Eternal City's artistic transcendence."
A well-documented account follows the thread of ambition, pride, and betrayal that drove an unparalleled explosion of arts and architecture in Europe's 17th-century cultural capital. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"A realistic yet positive approach to the great questions of death and life, the value of the human person, and faith."
A moving and highly personal account of Roman Catholic priest Morrissey's work with the terminally ill as a member of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York City. Read full book review >

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A WEEKEND AT BLENHEIM by J.P. Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2002

"If Vanbrugh weren't such a hypocritical prig, one might feel sorry for him, trapped in an atmospheric house among a devious household in this coldly stylish debut."
Everyone knows that weekend house parties, especially parties in distinctive British country houses, mean trouble. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD MOUSE by Dean Morrissey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A gentle tale—no serious dark-magic threats here—that grips through its visual lushness. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rollie is a curious, young field mouse discontent with his life in the field. Read full book review >