Search Results: "Emily McKay"


BOOK REVIEW

EMILY by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An evocative glimpse of a formal society that will seem quite foreign to most children today, and of a mysterious, oddly independent woman who fascinated her own contemporaries as much as she does ours. (Picture book. 5+)"
A Canadian novelist (Redwork, 1990) pays tribute to Amherst's great poet. Read full book review >

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THE FARM by Emily  McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Nothing new here. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
After six months on a Farm where teens are raised to feed the vampire-mutant Ticks, Lily has a plan to escape with her autistic twin sister, Mel. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Elusive, always escaping from definitions and roles, McKay even escaped his own funeral: The train carrying his body was delayed, arriving four hours after the ceremony."
As much a study of self-defeat as of a struggle for survival, this is a well-documented and cautious biography of a tough, angry, and mercurial Jamaican writer during the interwar years in America. Read full book review >

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THE REAL MCKAY by Jim McKay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A pleasant walk down memory lane with a genuinely decent man. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
Broadcaster McKay tells his story in a voice grown familiar from 30 years of ABC's Wide World of Sports and 11 Olympic Games: unfailingly charming, friendly, noncombative. Read full book review >

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LOVING EMILY by Anne Pfeffer
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"This lively, fresh young-adult romance is Say Anything for a new generation."
Pfeffer pens a tale of star-crossed romance in her debut coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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EMILY, ALONE by Stewart O'Nan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2011

"Rueful and autumnal, but very moving."
Another quietly poignant character study from O'Nan (Songs for the Missing, 2008, etc.), this one tracing the daily routines and pensive inner life of an elderly widow. Read full book review >

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EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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SEEING EMILY by Joyce Lee Wong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sensitive and finely crafted. (Fiction. 14+)"
In this coming-of-age montage, a Chinese-American teen discovers her world is "richer with the music of two languages, the rhythm of two cultures." Read full book review >

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MISS EMILY by Burleigh Mutén
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Uplifting and clever, Mutén's tale also includes a layer of biographical detail sure to tantalize Dickinson lovers everywhere. (biographical notes, bibliography) (Verse novel. 8-12)"
The Belle of Amherst leads some young friends on a grand adventure. Read full book review >

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LOUD EMILY by Alexis O’Neill
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An appealing nautical tale, this will have reflective readers wondering why whales would come to the rescue of a whaling ship, but O'Neill's language has a roll and verve that captures her young heroine's spirit perfectly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Seven-year-old Emily, a petite child with stentorian pipes, takes ship with whispery Captain Baroo and his "kind but luckless" crew rather than enroll in Miss Meekmeister's School for Soft-Spoken Girls. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS EMILY by Michaela MacColl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Equal parts gothic melodrama and Nancy Drew derring-do. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Reimagined as detectives, the Brontë sisters kick-start their writing careers by solving a mystery in this detailed if dubiously grounded novel. Read full book review >