Search Results: "Frank Delaney"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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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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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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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OBI: GERBIL ON A SCHOOL TRIP! by M.C.  Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Obi the gerbil's latest adventure is an uncomplicated, entertaining romp with a lesson about the trouble that follows when we allow others to stir up doubt about our most cherished relationships. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
In this third volume to feature Obi, an endearingly flawed little gerbil who is always getting herself into trouble, the pampered pet accidentally hitches a ride to school. Read full book review >

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BIRDBRAIN AMOS, MR. FUN by Michael Delaney
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"For those who chuckled over the first, here's a Birdbrain encore. (Fiction. 7-9)"
In this sequel to Birdbrain Amos (2002), the big hippopotamus has nothing to do and feels dejected because his tick bird, Amoeba, has a new friend—but it turns out, she's imaginary. Read full book review >

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OBI: GERBIL ON A MISSION! by M.C.  Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"Fast-paced and funny, this installment will bring Obi new fans. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
Obi the gerbil (Obi: Gerbil on the Loose, 2008) is back in action in this simple story about dealing with perceived rejection and making room in one's heart for new friends. Read full book review >

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OBI, GERBIL ON THE LOOSE! by Michael Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"If the cast of characters falls a little flat and the story line feels forced and too simplistic for its intended audience, this is still a fun frolic that will draw in those devoted fans of all things furry. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Obi the gerbil has it made. Read full book review >

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PEARL'S FIRST PRIZE PLANT by A. Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1997

"This is a great book to have on hand for young gardeners who may not achieve results that match the pictures on the seed packets. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In fewer than 200 words, Delaney (The Gunnywolf, 1992, not reviewed, etc.) constructs a small, endearing drama around the idea that biggest isn't always best. Read full book review >

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BIRDBRAIN AMOS by Michael Delaney
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

As ad hoc parents go, Horton has nothing on Amos, a mild-mannered hippo with a bug problem who advertises for one tick bird and finds himself hosting a whole family. Read full book review >