Search Results: "Eileen Cronin"


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MERMAID by Eileen Cronin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"Perhaps the greatest achievement with this book, which brings to light one of the great medical tragedies of the 20th century, is that she is able to tell her story with a winning combination of candor, grace and humor."
A clinical psychologist's memoir about how she uncovered the truth behind the family secret that surrounded her disability. Read full book review >

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THE LOST HOUSE by B.B. Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A clever, irresistible, visually engaging search-and-find exercise. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Before Grandad can take his two grandchildren to the park, he needs their help to find various personal items he's lost. Read full book review >

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THE LOST PICNIC by B.B. Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A trippy addition to the search-and-find genre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Granddad and his grandchildren will need plenty of help to recover all the goodies that fall out of their basket on the way to the picnic grounds. Read full book review >

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CYCLONE by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sensitive exploration of the high costs of failing to really connect with those around us. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Cronin, famous for solving cow communication problems with a typewriter in Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2000) and sequels, offers her debut middle-grade novel illuminating human communication problems. Read full book review >

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PARIS ON THE EVE by Vincent Cronin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 1991

"Still: an engrossingly vivid, immediate, and informed attempt to find a unified view of a culture that was made up of eccentrics, idiosyncrasy, diversity, and alienation."
Through anecdotes and capsule biographies of painters, writers, musicians, scientists, and intellectuals, Cronin (The View from Planet Earth, 1981; Catherine, Empress of All the Russias, 1978, etc.) accounts for that dazzling but doomed culture of Paris during the ``Belle Epoque,'' the period between the Great Exhibition of 1900 and WWI. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE LOVES YOU BACK by Louie Cronin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2016

"A funny, atmospheric exploration of midlife evolution."
A radio engineer finds his life in Cambridge transformed thanks to tree huggers, job politics, and more in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"The young girl as heroine and role model is a nice touch. Otherwise a pretty ordinary production, with little that hasn't been seen before."
Literary author Cronin (Mary and O'Neil, 2001, etc.) turns in an apocalyptic thriller in the spirit of Stephen King or Michael Crichton. Read full book review >

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CONFRONTING FEAR by Isaac Cronin
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A primer on knowing thy enemy."
Not a history, exactly, but a useful anthology of primary documents and secondary articles on what the Russian nihilists called "Propaganda by Deed." Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER GUEST by Justin Cronin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2004

"Pleasant people in a pleasant setting, but without the credibility and edge to engage."
Cronin's graceful second (after Mary and O'Neil, 2001) is well executed but uncompelling as it tells of the hold a lakeside Maine camp has on three generations of a family. Read full book review >

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THE CITY OF MIRRORS by Justin Cronin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Of interest to fans who have followed the story through the first two books, but a bumpy ride without that background."
What are you going to do after vanquishing the virals? Why, properly inoculated, refound civilization, of course. Read full book review >

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CLICK, CLACK, HO! HO! HO! by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An endearing story that will appeal to a wide age range, including preschoolers, new readers, and older kids who love the Click Clack crowd. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cronin and Lewin are back with a Christmas story to add to their popular series starring the barnyard buddies from Click, Clack, Moo (2000) and its many successors. Read full book review >