Search Results: "Laura Moriarty"


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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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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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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 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 >

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GHOST SPIN by Chris Moriarty
Released: April 30, 2013

"Highly rewarding, but you'll need to bring along plenty of active brain cells."
Third installment of Moriarty's independently intelligible far-future series (Spin Control, 2006, etc.) featuring a power struggle between the UNSec military-industrial empire and its cold-war adversaries, the AI-enhanced clones of the Syndicate. Read full book review >

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TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Not one of Moriarty's best outings."
Relying less on comedy or edginess than in previous novels (Big Little Lies, 2014, etc.), Moriarty explores the social and psychological repercussions of a barbecue in Sydney gone terribly awry. Read full book review >

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THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"Moriarty may be an edgier, more provocative and bolder successor to Maeve Binchy. There is real darkness here, but it is offset by the author's natural wit—she weaves in the Pandora myth and a history of the Berlin Wall—and irrepressible goodwill toward her characters."
There are more than enough secrets to go around in the intertwining lives of three women connected to a Catholic elementary school in Sidney. Read full book review >