Search Results: "Eileen Brennan"


BOOK REVIEW

EILEEN by Ottessa Moshfegh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A shadowy and superbly told story of how inner turmoil morphs into outer chaos."
A woman recalls her mysterious escape from home in this taut, controlled noir about broken families and their proximity to violence. Read full book review >

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DIRTBALL PETE by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Introduced so late in the proceedings, it's like the author threw a little water on our hero, muddying his heart-robbing filthiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Visually, Dirtball Pete is a charmer—a begrimed lad with a thatch of unruly hair, a crooked smile and button eyes as black as tar. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE BRENNAN by Seth Stern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2010

"Intriguing behind-the-scenes look for readers with an interest in social justice, focusing on how one man's allegiance to guiding principles transformed this nation's judicial system."
Comprehensive biography of the Supreme Court Justice whose liberal agenda profoundly affected public policy in the second half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BAD ASTRID by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Readers may appreciate the book's humor and psychological insight, but they shouldn't mistake it for an instruction manual. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book defines wishful thinking. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An impressive portrait—but with blank spots another biographer must one day fill in. (8 pp. b&w photos)"
Oddly incomplete biography of the New Yorker writer whose mysterious late-life madness sent her homeless into the streets she had written about for years with grace and precision. Read full book review >

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JOSIE SMITH AND EILEEN by Magdalen Nabb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Young reader. 5-10)"
``...even if Eileen was horrible sometimes, she was still Josie Smith's best friend,'' concludes this fourth book about a little girl who lives with her mother in an English village. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1994

A ho-hum digest of 100 Bill of Rights cases decided by justices Brennan and Rehnquist along predictable ideological lines. ``This is not an insider's account,'' warns Irons (Political Science/Univ. of California, San Diego; The Courage of Their Convictions, 1988, etc.) in his preface. ``I did not interview either justice for this book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A tribute with the genre's characteristic virtues (warmth) and vices (lack of objectivity), but on the money in assessing a justice unwavering in his dedication to civil rights and civil liberties."
The happy warrior of the Supreme Court's liberal wing from 1956 to 1990 is fondly recalled in these miscellaneous articles collected by Goldman (Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure/St. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK by Marie Brennan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2015

"Fans of this charming series won't be disappointed."
Third in Brennan's fine natural-history fantasy series, set six years after the events detailed in The Tropic of Serpents (2014).Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF THE STAR by Caitlin Brennan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"A fast-paced book for horse lovers and not-yet-sophisticated readers of high fantasy. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
When Princess Elen of Ymbria unwillingly arrives at summer camp on a magical horse, she brings three things with her: a talisman, a book of maps and centuries of hostility toward the rival world of Caledon. Read full book review >

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THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS by Marie Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Reader, lose no time in making Isabella's acquaintance."
The second adventure (A Natural History of Dragons, 2013) for the doughty Isabella Camherst, a dragon-obsessed young lady of Scirland determined to pursue her research in an age when educating girls in science and philosophy is frowned upon. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Jerry Brennan
Released: June 9, 2012

"An extremely impressive debut."
Brennan's three intertwined novellas revolve around the Nazi occupation of Prague and the assassination of Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Read full book review >