Search Results: "Laura Moriarty"


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WHILE I’M FALLING by Laura Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Turn off the phone, lock the door and order takeout before opening this sweet, straight-through read that leaves no loose ends dangling."
Moriarty (The Rest of Her Life, 2007, etc.) slips inside the skin of a premed student disoriented by her parents' divorce and her own fumbling attempts to live up to others' expectations. Read full book review >

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THE REST OF HER LIFE by Laura Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Well-written, convincing and impossible to put down."
Another novel of troubled mothers and daughters from Moriarty (The Center of Everything, 2003), whose straightforward, unadorned prose speaks on some level to every woman. Read full book review >

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THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING by Laura Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2003

"Among the plethora of first novels tracking preteen daughters of sorry single mothers, Moriarty's gutsy opener is hard not to like."
A pleasantly wry, spunky debut, set in the Reagan era, about a fatherless girl who uses her brains as the way out of her mother's hopeless welfare state. Read full book review >

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THE CHAPERONE by Laura Moriarty
Released: June 5, 2012

"Unlike the too-infrequently-seen Louise, the fictional characters seem less alive or important than the issues they represent."
In Kansas-native Moriarty's fourth novel (While I'm Falling, 2009, etc.), she imagines the life of the actual Wichita matron who accompanied future silent film star Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922 as a favor to Brooks' parents. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN HEART by Laura Moriarty
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A thought-provoking, chilling read with a controversial premise. (Fiction. 13-18) (Ed. Note: The review of American Heart has been edited for clarity and to provide additional insights from the reviewer from its original appearance on kirkus.com, which was removed from the site with this statement.) "
Fifteen-year-old Sarah Mary will do anything for her sensitive younger brother, but she never thought that would mean running from the law. Read full book review >

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BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women's fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling."
After last year's best-selling The Husband's Secret, Australian Moriarty brings the edginess of her less-known The Hypnotist's Love Story (2012) to bear in this darkly comic mystery surrounding a disastrous parents' night at an elementary school fundraiser. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CRACKS IN THE KINGDOM by Jaclyn Moriarty
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not for the impatient or new reader, but otherwise even better than the first. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Moriarty's latest draws this world and Cello ever closer. Read full book review >

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THE BABY TRAIL by Sinead Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2005

"More a fact-filled report on conception and infertility than real novel."
Irish journalist Moriarty's first fiction depicts a young woman feverishly trying to get pregnant. Read full book review >

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THREE WISHES by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Sneering tone and choppy style mar this first novel, set in Sydney, from Australian author Moriarty."
Meet the Kettle sisters: 33-year-old triplets. Read full book review >

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A CORNER OF WHITE by Jaclyn Moriarty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Quirky, charming, funny, sad: another winner from this always-surprising author. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Another one of a kind from the inimitable Moriarty, this time, a barely epistolary fantasy series opener unlike anything else out there. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF ASHBURY HIGH by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Another winner, sure to please old fans and create new ones. (historical note) (Epistolary dramedy. YA)"
Moriarty has done it again. Read full book review >