Search Results: "Eileen McGann"


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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2013

"More proof that biting conservative arguments have lost their teeth."
Fox News commentator Morris and his wife, McGann (co-authors: Screwed!: How Foreign Countries Are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economyand How Our Leaders Help Them Do It, 2012, etc.), seize on the U.N. as the epitome of global government intrusion in this repetitive new work of unbridled paranoia. 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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Released: Oct. 19, 2011

"A fun adventure that introduces young children to American history."
A missing tennis ball leads to a lesson in American history for golden retriever Dubs in this children's book by Morris, McGann and Liotta. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT APPETITES by Oisín McGann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A slow story of a dysfunctional dynasty with little plot but a lot of plotting. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Internecine squabbles fill this first book in a series. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN SPELL by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Thankfully, these young witches will return. (Urban fantasy. 10-14)"
Can five young witches trained only in the theory of their craft fend off the magical attacks of the Mirrorman? Read full book review >

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STRANGLED SILENCE by Oisín McGann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"A good crossover thriller for conspiracy-theory lovers. (Science fiction. 17 & up)"
A university student, a vet and a conspiracy theorist unravel a dangerous government plot in a near-future England. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON NOTEBOOK by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Here's hoping the sequel jumps the pond soon. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Wouldn't it be great if magic spells worked? Maybe…not. Read full book review >

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DAYLIGHT RUNNER by Oisín McGann
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"As Jeanne DuPrau's Ember series for younger readers has proven, this microcosmic setting provides unique opportunities for exploring large social issues in a human-sized framework, and McGann takes full and enjoyable advantage of every one. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This fast-paced thriller from an Irish author of quirky, dystopian science fiction is set in Ash Harbor, a dying domed city that shelters what may be the last remnants of humanity from the ice age that has gripped the planet for centuries. Read full book review >

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DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI AND THE GAME THAT MUST BE LOST by Jerome McGann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"The 'game' that McGann refers to is art, which can never fully fulfill its mission or be rendered perfectly in its execution. Nonetheless, if both Rossetti and McGann must eventually lose their game, their efforts are stronger than most."
McGann (Media/Univ. of Virginia) examines the poetry and paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in an effort to determine why the artist's stature, so high between 1850 and 1910, fell dramatically with the rise of Modernism. Read full book review >

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RAT RUNNERS by Oisín McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Who cares if the teens' escapades and escapes seem a little too convenient to be fully plausible; it's all about suspense and action. (Dystopian thriller. 11-18)"
Nimmo, Manikin, Manikin's younger brother, FX, and Scope, all rat runners who live outside the constraints of their controlling government, inhabit an edgy, believably depicted dystopian version of London. Read full book review >

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THE POET EDGAR ALLAN POE by Jerome McGann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"In a book for literary critics, scholars and instructors, Poe as a consummate craftsman who daringly reimagined how poems invent meaning."
A scholarly defense of Poe's aesthetics. Read full book review >