Search Results: "Kirsty Murray"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOUR SEASONS OF LUCY MCKENZIE by Kirsty Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"A powerful story of life's continuity; magical realism at its best. (Magical realism. 10-14) "
An evocative story of family ties. Read full book review >

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VULTURE’S WAKE by Kirsty Murray
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"With a strong start, this story will probably carry readers through to the end, even though the last half falters in pace and credibility. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Across a barren post-apocalyptic landscape, Callum is running for his life. Read full book review >

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EAT THE SKY, DRINK THE OCEAN by Kirsty Murray
Released: March 7, 2017

"This rare treat of speculative literature is a winning book for those young women who especially crave a read beyond the outer limits. (Science fiction/fantasy/anthology. 14 & up)"
A collection of stories that explores the speculative and sometimes-dystopian landscape, authored solely by women from India and Australia. Read full book review >

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UNDEAD by Kirsty McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Blood spurts; entrails drag; body parts shed; hearts (living ones) throb—it's all good, gory, formulaic fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
There's no better place to begin the zombie apocalypse: a Scottish roadside convenience stop called the Cheery Chomper. Read full book review >

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RAIN by Kirsty Gunn
Released: April 1, 1995

"Like a sun-shower, this is fleeting and leaves no mark. (First serial to Grand Street; author tour)"
A short debut novel with plenty of sparkle and flash but little substance. Read full book review >

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FEATHERSTONE by Kirsty Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"A mangled plot and leaden prose sink a tale that begins well in a quasi-Gothic mode but then becomes pretentious and unintelligible."
An amorphous and depressing account of a young woman's disappearance and the anguish suffered by her friends and relatives, told in an oblique style that generates much heat but little light. Read full book review >

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THE GRACEKEEPERS by Kirsty Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Logan delivers a haunting, spare, and evocative debut."
A beautifully strange debut novel that draws upon folklore of the Scottish west and the isles. Read full book review >

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UNFED by Kirsty McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A gleefully revolting romp, it ends on a cliffhanger; here's hoping it'll be resolved soon. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The undead are shambling all over Scotland in this bitingly funny sequel to Undead (2012). Read full book review >

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THIS PLACE YOU RETURN TO IS HOME by Kirsty Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A small gem."
A haunting debut collection of 11 stories by New Zealand novelist Gunn (Rain, 1995), most of them portraying unhappy families on the run. —It was a part of the country you forgot about until you were back in the middle of it.— From that opening line, Gunn makes her territory clear: the backwoods of New Zealand is the destination of most of her characters as they attempt to escape into the past. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSIN GAME by Kirsty McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Smart, edge-of-the-seat thrills. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A girl joins a traditional secret murder game in her snooty boarding school only to find that the game might be more real than anyone had intended. Read full book review >

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SPLASH! by Kirsty Melville
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"The background of sea, snow, and shadows offers the perfect theater for these Charlie Chaplins of the Antarctic, all dressed up for a premiere on ice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A collection of full-color photographs of Antarctic Adelie penguins masquerades as a counting book, covering numbers one through ten. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Youngsters will clamor for more as they climb into a lap and ask to also be called their mommy's little mouse. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Murray captures a young girl's changing moods—from feeling big and bold to little and cuddly—in this playful, empathetic story. Read full book review >