Search Results: "Emily McKay"


BOOK REVIEW

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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CADDY EVER AFTER by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Caddy, the would-be bride, makes a late appearance, but by then, unbeknownst to her, her fate has been pretty well sealed in an extremely satisfying and comical ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lovers of McKay's other offerings about the irrepressibly wacky and loving Casson family won't be disappointed by this latest installment. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN LUCK by Hilary McKay
Released: May 1, 1999

"Ultimately, the book gains momentum, becomes enjoyably outrageous, and culminates in an amusing, gratifying ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Four eccentric but gallant children get into an amazing amount of trouble in this madcap comedy from McKay (The Amber Cat, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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SAFFY’S ANGEL by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"While not as distinctive as The Exiles and Dog Friday, this is nevertheless an enjoyable outing characterized by a spirit of warmth and humor. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Saffron is eight, she finds out that she was adopted at age three, after her mother—her adoptive mother's sister—died in a car accident in Italy. Read full book review >

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THE EXILES by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A delightful debut. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When their dad unexpectedly inherits five thousand pounds, the sisters assume they'll all share; they're horrified when, instead, they're sent to ``Big Grandma'' in England's Lake District while their house is renovated. Read full book review >

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FALLOW'S FIELD by Dennis McKay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"A well-tilled field."
A young farmer must grow beyond the difficult, tragic childhood that hardened him. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Solid reportage though without much flair; one wishes Christopher Hitchens were still around to bring these revelations to life. Still, the book is a must for politics junkies."
BuzzFeed political writer Coppins turns in a resounding study of the "clash of egos and personalities" that is the Republican primary scramble. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN CURE by Ami McKay
Released: June 26, 2012

"Very low-key, but rewarding for patient readers."
On the lawless streets of the 19th-century Lower East Side, a 12-year-old girl's choices seem limited to servitude or prostitution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 6, 2012

"An enlightening guide for losing weight from a refreshingly new vantage point."
A psychotherapist proposes a new way of looking at weight loss. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Despite some workshop arty bits, a first novel that glimmers with wit and heart."
The tale of a twisted saint, a woman so possessed by philosophy and so desperate to experience ``the infinite possibilities in all things'' that she enters a metaphysical wonderland she can't escape—a finely wrought cautionary fable about trying to satisfy the yearning of the soul by intellect alone. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fine account, for WWII and outdoor adventure buffs alike."
Engaging biography of one of the US Army's most celebrated WWII units. Read full book review >

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VILLAIN KEEPER by Laurie McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A promising new series gets off to a shaky start; here's hoping subsequent volumes smooth out the ride. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Determined to gain both his father's approval and the title of Elite Paladin, 12-year-old Prince Caden embarks on a quest to slay a dragon—and ends up in a different and very strange universe. Read full book review >