Search Results: "Jerry Brennan"


BOOK REVIEW

RESISTANCE by Jerry Brennan
Released: June 9, 2012

"An extremely impressive debut."
Brennan's three intertwined novellas revolve around the Nazi occupation of Prague and the assassination of Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Read full book review >

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DIRTBALL PETE by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Introduced so late in the proceedings, it's like the author threw a little water on our hero, muddying his heart-robbing filthiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Visually, Dirtball Pete is a charmer—a begrimed lad with a thatch of unruly hair, a crooked smile and button eyes as black as tar. Read full book review >

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THE VISITOR by Maeve Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2000

"Grim and measured, sure of its emotional power, this is certainly evidence of Brennan's great gift, but the story's too slight to stand alone."
Riding a wave of rediscovery, long-time New Yorker writer Brennan (The Rose Garden, 1999, etc.) has been no more highly touted than now, seven years after her death at age 76. This novella, though, dating from the '40s and found in a university archive, will not add measurably to her reputation. Read full book review >

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THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS by Marie Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Reader, lose no time in making Isabella's acquaintance."
The second adventure (A Natural History of Dragons, 2013) for the doughty Isabella Camherst, a dragon-obsessed young lady of Scirland determined to pursue her research in an age when educating girls in science and philosophy is frowned upon. Read full book review >

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WILD DESIRE by Karen Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Winner of the 1990 AWP Short Fiction Award: a collection of 18 uneven stories, written in a hyper-poetic minimalist style and mostly about families where poetic sensibilities fight for survival against abuse, crassness, bourgeois ordinariness, or secular tedium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Best read both Ryan and Brennan for a balanced picture of a grueling yet beautiful sport. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A mix of giddy admiration and honest reporting that's as wobbly as a junior skater attempting a triple flip. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF THE STAR by Caitlin Brennan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"A fast-paced book for horse lovers and not-yet-sophisticated readers of high fantasy. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
When Princess Elen of Ymbria unwillingly arrives at summer camp on a magical horse, she brings three things with her: a talisman, a book of maps and centuries of hostility toward the rival world of Caledon. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK by Marie Brennan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2015

"Fans of this charming series won't be disappointed."
Third in Brennan's fine natural-history fantasy series, set six years after the events detailed in The Tropic of Serpents (2014).Read full book review >

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JERRY SPINELLI
by Alex Heimbach

Jerry Spinelli first met Ellen Adams 15 years ago in his hometown of Norristown, Pennsylvania. She introduced herself and explained that she too had grown up in town, in fact, just about a mile from where they were standing, in the county jail. Her father had been the warden, so his family had lived in quarters right above the main ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The disturbing definition of female sexiness just tops off this queen's notably passive and love-focused role, and may well outweigh Brennan's sweet touches and lovely final revelations. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The clever dénouement of the series is crisper than the middle installments but strikingly obsolete in its depictions of gender and race. Read full book review >

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THE PURPLE EMPEROR by Herbie Brennan
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2004

Henry, Pyrgus, Blue, and Mr. Fogarty once again battle the Faeries of the Night in this somewhat disjointed but colorful sequel to Faerie Wars (2003). Read full book review >

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FULL COMMISSION by Carol Brennan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"An undemanding, amiable read, though amateur sleuth Wareham is a tad more naive than one would expect from a twice-divorced, 40- ish, Upper Westside New Yorker."
When New York p.r. hotshot Liz Wareham (Headhunt, 1991) stops her cab to defend a little old lady, Ada Fauer, from hired muscle Jerry Zeibach, she finds herself smack in the middle of a tenant- landlord brouhaha: Ada's building is part of self-made millionaire Alfred Stover's plans for his upscale Westover development, and the current residents are being frozen out—and worse. Read full book review >