Search Results: "Katie McGarry"


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PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A probing, captivating story. (Romance. 12 & up)"
This intense and intriguing debut delves into the psychological difficulties of two teens who fall in love. Read full book review >

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DARE YOU TO by Katie McGarry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Everything—setting, characters, romance—about this novel works and works well. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A hard-bitten street girl and a seemingly perfect baseball hero fall for each other. Read full book review >

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ILLUMINATION by Terry McGarry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"An inventive but far too frequently gruesome quest for self-discovery, replete with grotesque violence and torpid sex scenes."
Cluttered and overheated first fantasy of a pseudo-Gaelic world where magic, or magecraft, is practiced only in groups of three, adding enormous complexity to human relationships. Read full book review >

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NO HARM DONE by Jean McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2017

"McGarry at her best pushes the envelope just past realism in a way that can be comic, creepy, and poignant, putting her in the school of Lorrie Moore and George Saunders."
Short stories dominated by postwar Irish-American families and marked by an entertainingly strange sensibility. Read full book review >

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THE COURAGE OF GIRLS by Jean McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1992

"Cyrs, almost completely."
After two books of linked short stories about Irish Catholics in Providence, Rhode Island, McGarry uses her first novel to track another Providence native, a dÇclassÇ lapsed Catholic who moves to New York. Read full book review >

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DREAM DATE by Jean McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2002

"Reading McGarry's stories (Home at Last<\I>, 1994, etc.) is to be surprised and delighted."
After a second novel (Gallagher's Travels, 1997), McGarry returns to her strength, the short story, with a knockout fourth collection of wonderfully honed, superbly quirky tales exploring the modern-day crises of relationship-weary men and women. Read full book review >

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GALLAGHER'S TRAVELS by Jean McGarry
Released: July 31, 1997

A fictional account of a young woman's struggles to become an investigative journalist in the early '70s is informative at its best, plodding and colorless at its worst. Read full book review >

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THE BINDER’S ROAD by Terry McGarry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"But the attempt is lost in a cluttered narrative with too many intricacies that fail to cohere."
A turbid, relentlessly grim return to the pseudo-Welsh fantasy world of Illumination (2001) introduces even more gruesome complexities to a densely layered story. Read full book review >

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THE LOST MOTHER by Mary McGarry Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2005

"A mother remorselessly abandons her children in a cheap tearjerker."
A Depression-era, lachrymose saga targeting the latest fashionable villain in literature: the absent mother. Read full book review >

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SONGS IN ORDINARY TIME by Mary McGarry Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 1995

"A grand sweep of a novel: Morris, like a contemporary Dickens, creates a world teeming with incident and characters often foolish, even nasty, but always alive and in your face. (First printing of 75,000; $75,000 ad/promo)"
From the justly touted author of Vanished (a 1988 NBA nominee) and A Dangerous Woman (1991) comes this panoramic view of small- town lifea novel infused with empathy for the flawed and failed who live there. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Overall, a skilled blend of text and illustrations, and a lively, eminently useful summary of modern gay history."
An expansion of a popular exhibit staged in 1994 at the Now York Public Library, this volume interweaves some 300 photographs and a brisk narrative to trace the emergence in modern times of a vocal, active, and increasingly well-defined gay community. Read full book review >

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A HOLE IN THE UNIVERSE by Mary McGarry Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2004

"Morris has all the tools. But they need sharpening, and better raw material."
A sprawling fifth outing from Oprah favorite Morris (Songs in Ordinary Time, 1995). Read full book review >