Search Results: "Eimear McBride"


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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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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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A MILLION TIMES GOODNIGHT by Kristina McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Clever, taut storytelling helps to overcome bland characterization. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Hadley spends the night of her life facing two different but equally dangerous paths. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND LIGHTNING by Susan McBride
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"McBride's modern romance is enhanced by the charm of the supernatural—who doesn't love a hottie whose passion brings lightning—but that doesn't prevent the predictability of the plotting."
Magic, and four decades of unrequited love, form the plot of McBride's latest pajama-party read. Read full book review >

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Betrayal by Blood and Demons by Ian McBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An admirable but too-squeaky-clean protagonist in a story that capably manages its contentious subject matter."
In first-time novelist McBride's dramatic thriller, a successful businessman is shocked when his troubled teenage son accuses him of molestation. Read full book review >

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HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER by Lish McBride
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Despite uneven pacing and abandoned plot threads, this quirky urban fantasy will compel fans of horror and supernatural romance—and heroic skateboarding slackers. (Urban fantasy. YA)"
After a lighthearted opening packed with Buffy-esque wackiness, Samhain Corvus Lacroix is dragged from his dead-end food-service job into a terrifying magical power struggle. Read full book review >

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FIREBUG by Lish McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Deeply enmeshed with a magical world and its impossible choices before readers ever meet her, Ava and her wholly believable despair are a refreshing change from the endless parade of naïve heroines found elsewhere. (Fantasy. 14-16)"
An indentured magical assassin just wants a little peace with her chosen family. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF WOMEN by Regina McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Moving along the romancer's boundary between anger and nostalgia, Fiona's story is, overall, well crafted and elegant, though it becomes a bit overdone and precious in the end."
A somewhat heavy-handed second from Irish-American McBride (The Nature of Water and Air, 2001). Read full book review >

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'ROUND MIDNIGHT by Laura McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Touching on questions of race and class, McBride doesn't break new ground and doesn't go into much depth but tells a readable story that may appeal to book clubs who'd like to add their own analyses."
An intergenerational tale of four women—white, black, Filipina, and Mexican—set in Las Vegas from the 1950s to the present. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"An unconventional and fascinating portrait of Soul Brother No. 1 and the significance of his rise and fall in American culture."
National Book Award winner McBride (The Good Lord Bird, 2013, etc.) dissects the career, legacy, and myth of the Godfather of Soul.Read full book review >