Search Results: "Eimear Lynch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BRIDESMAIDS by Eimear Lynch
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2014

"An intimate oral history of the silly, funny and lovely aspects of being a bridesmaid; readers can decide for themselves what they think about the modern wedding experience."
Vignettes from modern bridesmaids. Read full book review >

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THE LESSER BOHEMIANS by Eimear McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A unique, mostly engaging work from a talented writer who will hopefully take another step forward in her next novel."
The follow-up to A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing (2014), the author's groundbreaking, award-winning debut novel. Read full book review >

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A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING by Eimear McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"McBride's debut garnered the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize in 2013 and the Baileys Women's Prize for fiction in 2014—and deservedly so. This is exhilarating fiction from a voice to watch."
A fresh, emotionally raw debut from Irish-born, U.K.-based author McBride. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC A TO Z by Wayne Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

This entry in a limited series that offers surveys of various topics in abecedarian form focuses on the adaptations that allow the people, animals and plants that make their home in the Arctic to survive, as well as on the natural phenomena that make this such a special place, from the Aurora Borealis to zooplankton. Read full book review >

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FABLES FROM AESOP by Tom Lynch
adapted by Tom Lynch, illustrated by Tom Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Clumsy work next to the likes of Sogabe's elegant Aesop's Fox (1999) or Cuyler's Roadsigns: A Harey Race with a Tortoise (p. 957). (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
The coarsely stitched fabric collages illustrating these 13 retold fables aren't all that's patchy about Lynch's picture-book debut. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO FELL OFF THE <i>MAYFLOWER</i>, OR JOHN HOWLAND'S GOOD FORTUNE by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sweeping and grand, this personal take on a familiar story is an engaging success. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book. 6-14)"
A much-longer-than-typical picture book about the Mayflower's first landing in America and its aftermath, told through the eyes of one of its passengers. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BLUE LIES by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A worthwhile romp, if not quite a jackpot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A lovelorn teen messes with the mob in order to save his blue-collar girlfriend in this unusual comedy of social class. Read full book review >

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PIECES by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage boy seeks connections with the people who received his beloved brother's donated organs in this darkly humorous novel by the author of Inexcusable (2005). Read full book review >

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FREE-FIRE ZONE by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A fine portrayal of friends and war. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The third installment of Lynch's Vietnam War series follows Rudi, one of four friends who enlisted at the same time and are now in separate branches of the military. Read full book review >

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HOTHOUSE by Chris Lynch
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Nevertheless, this an affecting and insightful drama, if a trifle overdetermined. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A concise exploration of manhood, heroism and the psychology of a small northern town in the aftermath of a fire that kills two firefighters. Read full book review >