Search Results: "Emma Donoghue"


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THE WOMAN WHO GAVE BIRTH TO RABBITS by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"One of the best books of the year thus far. Like Andrea Barrett, Donoghue has staked a claim to her own distinctive fictional territory."
Seventeen stories by the Irish-born Canadian author (Slammerkin, 2001, etc.) ransack what Donoghue calls "the flotsam and jetsam of the last seven hundred years of British and Irish life" for razor-sharp vignettes of the fates of women in judgmental male-dominated societies. Read full book review >

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EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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ROOM by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2010

"Wrenching, as befits the grim subject matter, but also tender, touching and at times unexpectedly funny."
Talented, versatile Donoghue (The Sealed Letter, 2008, etc.) relates a searing tale of survival and recovery, in the voice of a five-year-old boy. Read full book review >

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LIFE MASK by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A little slow to start, but readers who give themselves over to its unhurried rhythms will be rewarded: a full-bodied tale that satisfies the head and the heart."
Donoghue's latest, another fabulously entertaining historical (Slammerkin, 2001, etc.), illuminates three intertwined 18th-century lives. Read full book review >

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KISSING THE WITCH by Emma Donoghue
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 11, 1997

"A dark jewel. (Short stories/folklore. 12+)"
Under a surface as seamless as stone worn smooth by the sea are tales readers may know, but with images and perspectives quite different from the canonical tradition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1995

"At times slow going, but nonetheless offering historical affirmation of an erotic and romantic lesbian presence during this period."
An impressive piece of scholarship that seeks to bring passion into the lesbian history of late 17th and 18th century England. Read full book review >

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ASTRAY by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Another exciting change of pace from the protean Donoghue."
Fourteen tales of people cut loose from their roots—voluntarily or not. Read full book review >

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LANDING by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"Not one of this talented author's most ambitious works, but warmhearted, readable and entertaining."
Lesbian romance goes mainstream in this charming tale by Donoghue (Touchy Subjects, 2006, etc.) of a cosmopolitan Irish flight attendant and her down-home Canadian girlfriend struggling to find common ground for their newfound love. Read full book review >

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SLAMMERKIN by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Irresistible, and deeply satisfying. Donoghue has surpassed herself."
This boldly imagined historical fiction—reminiscent, though by no means imitative, of both Defoe's classic Moll Flanders and Margaret Atwood's recent Alias Grace—represents a quantum leap forward for its Irish-born (now Canadian) author. Read full book review >

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EMMA by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"In less capable hands, it could all seem clunky and crass. Instead, McCall Smith has written a delightfully droll, thoughtful novel that reflects on money's enduring role in relationships as well as on the nature of this meddlesome heroine's long-lived appeal."
In the latest installment of the Austen Project, McCall Smith (The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe, 2014, etc.) catapults snobbish matchmaker Emma Woodhouse into the 21st century.Read full book review >

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THE WONDER by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Her contemporary thriller Room (2010) made the author an international bestseller, but this gripping tale offers a welcome reminder that her historical fiction is equally fine."
An English nurse confronts Irish history and entrenched prejudices—some of them hers—in this stinging latest from Donoghue (Frog Music, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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FROG MUSIC by Emma Donoghue
Released: April 1, 2014

"More fine work from one of popular fiction's most talented practitioners."
In the sweltering fall of 1876, a San Francisco prostitute tracks a killer and searches for her stolen baby. Read full book review >