Search Results: "Frank Delaney"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >

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FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Connah Brecon
by Connah Brecon, illustrated by Connah Brecon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Zany but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This helpful little bear is such a good Samaritan that he's always late for school. Read full book review >

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SHANNON by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A well-crafted, satisfying work of historical fiction, as are all of Delaney's novels; respectful of the facts while not cowed by them, and full of life."
A rousing tale of forbidden love, civil war, horrible death and other things Irish. Read full book review >

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ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

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THE LAST STORYTELLER by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The story line isn't exactly Ulysses, but Delaney makes the most of it to craft a light and pleasing entertainment."
Irish-born novelist Delaney (Ireland, 2005, etc.) spins another charming mix of cotton-candy romance and history. Read full book review >

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TIPPERARY by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"A sort of Irish Gone With the Wind, marked by sly humor, historical awareness and plenty of staying power."
When shamrock green meets black and tan, things sometimes go mauve. Read full book review >

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VENETIA KELLY’S TRAVELING SHOW by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Immigrant history palatably told, with a little bodice-ripping romance thrown in for good measure."
It's a formula as old as time: If you want your heart broken, fall in love with a star. Read full book review >

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IRELAND by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Reminiscent of the best of James Michener in scope and sheer crowd-pleasing potential."
A vivid rendering of Irish history, imagined and real, embracing "blood and bones, legends, guns, and dreams, Catholics, Protestants, England, horses and poets and lovers." Read full book review >

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THE MATCHMAKER OF KENMARE by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"One of the best fictional wartime couples animates veteran Delaney's darkly wistful novel."
Years after his Irish vaudeville adventures in Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show (2010), 29-year-old Ben McCarthy loses his heart to an eccentrically spunky young matchmaker who keeps him platonically glued to her side as she searches for her missing new husband, an American captain, in war-torn Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Plain Janes and lovelorn teens will appreciate the sound self-help tips and be inspired by the stronger, deserves-better Sadie who emerges, ready to give love another chance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A story about creating one's own identity is as common as a cup of joe but this is a bolder brew than most. The natural sweetener: Love is on the horizon for Sadie. Read full book review >