Search Results: "Henry Farrell"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? by Henry Farrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Farrell's psychological thriller-classic holds up. The bonus stories add value to this edition."
Farrell's groundbreaking tale of two elderly sisters caught up in a murderous web has been re-released. This volume includes three additional, never-before-published short stories from the author (1920-2006). Read full book review >

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THANK YOU, OCTOPUS by Darren Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"A terrific read-aloud; each repeat visit will ensure gleeful participation, as readers practice both tone and volume. A maritime—and bedtime—delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a well-meaning octopus helps his buddy to bed, silliness ensues. Read full book review >

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AND SOMETIMES WHY by Mame Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2001

"A winner. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Farrell's (Bradley and the Billboard, 1998, etc.) latest, about a young teenage boy who suddenly discovers that his best friend, a girl, has become not only a looker, but a looker with fabulous legs, is a thoroughly delightful confection. Read full book review >

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A MAGIC OF TWILIGHT by S.L. Farrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"A solid read with ambitions it doesn't quite reach."
Farrell (Heir of Stone, 2005, etc.) starts a new series with this agreeable political fantasy, set in a city reminiscent of Renaissance-era Venice. Read full book review >

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BRADLEY AND THE BILLBOARD by Mame Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1998

"Bradley's first inseam measurement and his first shoot—further buttress the humor in this entertaining read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a fast-moving tale, Farrell (Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd, 1995, etc.) presents a look at the stereotypes of models, fame, and vanity; refreshingly, the perspective is a boy's. Read full book review >

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MARRYING MALCOLM MURGATROYD by Mame Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"With snappy dialogue and a liberal dose of humor, this is a well-written first novel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sixth-grader Hannah has a problem: Malcolm Murgatroyd. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"But as a veteran of confrontational TV (Oprah, Donahue, etc.) and other media, he must know that this work will cause far more dissension than dialogue—and that its very provocativeness may well make it the hottest men's book since Iron John. (Illustrations)"
The War Between the Sexes escalates considerably with this broadside attack in which men's-movement leader Farrell (Why Men Are the Way They Are, 1986, etc.) contends that the more subjugated sex is...the male. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 2006

"Definitely not for the kids, but Helltown's not a bad place to visit for the depraved seeking redemption."
A war hero makes his way to Hollywood, where his attempts to become a star are derailed by a world of sex and perversion. Read full book review >

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STOP FOLLOWING ME, MOON! by Darren Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Bear's hilarious adventure begs for multiple readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear happily gathers mouthwatering foods from a park's visitors until he realizes the moon wants his feast. Read full book review >

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ALIBI FOR AN ACTRESS by Gillian B. Farrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1992

"And Annie herself—helping her gay-actor pals, fending off a worthless (but sexy) ex-boyfriend, and pluckily mingling with assorted lowlifes—is an acerbic yet warmly agreeable narrator."
A slight, uneven, but likably amusing debut for Farrell—who was once an aspiring NY actress, as well as a part-time assistant to a private detective, and who uses both experiences in concocting this mystery-cum-satire. Read full book review >

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THE SECONDARY by Farrell Kane
Released: July 13, 2011

"A multilayered albeit structurally raw look inside a grief-stricken family."
In Kane's debut novel, after wealthy suburban parents lose their teenage son to a freak accident, they bring in a lookalike "secondary" to replace him. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST SEVEN YEARS (PLUS A FEW MORE) by Dario Fo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Pleasingly accessible picture of the faraway childhood that molded a modern artist."
Chronicle of the 1997 Nobel Laureate playwright's formative years and experiences in his native Italy. Read full book review >