Search Results: "Leigh Byrne"


BOOK REVIEW

CALL ME TUESDAY by Leigh Byrne
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"This true-life-inspired account of child abuse from a monstrous mother is well told but painful to read and premature in its resolution."
In this slightly fictionalized memoir, a young girl suffers horrific abuse for years after being scapegoated by her disturbed mother. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS OUT OF CONTROL! by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"It's finally OK for kids to press buttons! This interactive story will empower, educate, and entertain young readers who are on the path to independent reading. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The act of reading a picture book has never gotten so out of control. Read full book review >

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8 WONDER WOMAN BOOKS TO READ AFTER WATCHING THE MOVIE
by Thea James

"I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. Your wrath upon this world is over."

This past weekend was a big deal in the world of superheroes, big blockbusters, and feminism. Wonder Woman, a major studio film starring Gal Gadot, directed by Patty Jenkins, debuted on Friday and is by all accounts set to smash box office predictions (it is ...


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THE DUKE by Kerrigan Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This sexy romp has it all—a mystery, a feminist heroine worth rooting for, and moments of heat so intense they might need a nurse."
Imogen Pritchard keeps crossing paths with Cole Talmage, Duke of Trenwyth. Will time and mistaken identity keep them apart? Read full book review >

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GHOSTS AND LIGHTNING by Trevor Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Messy, funny, troubled and tragic."
A refugee from Dublin's slums returns home to face the phantoms of his hometown. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF JANE AUSTEN by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thoroughly researched, somewhat scholarly investigation of Austen's oeuvre for devoted Austen fans with some background in literature."
Biographer Byrne (Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth, 2016, etc.) explores Jane Austen's passion for the theatre and the influence of comedic plays on her writing. Read full book review >

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THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK by Janet Byrne
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"An educational, highly useful primer on what's broken and how to fix it."
A succinct body of essays by knowledgeable, sympathetic observers on the grievances of the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Read full book review >

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Tipping Point by Tomas Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tautly written thriller propelled by sharp writing and an ever complicating plot."
Byrne (Skin in the Game, 2015) returns to the world of renegade whistleblower Joe Hawkins in this new ecological thriller.Read full book review >

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A THIEF, A SPY, AND A CON—HAPPY SIGH!
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s been a long time since I binge read anyone, but The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner recently became available on audio, and I scooped it up.

I’ve heard about this series for years, from people all over, and I expected it would be good given the many accolades it’s received, but I didn’t expect it would be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I WANT TO GO FIRST! by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Though little ones will understand the desire to be in front, Elphie's means are questionable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
On their way to the nature reserve's watering hole, Elphie, the littlest elephant, wants to move to the front of the line and so enlists readers to help. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK JUST ATE MY DOG by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Misses the mark. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A carnivorous book invites readers to participate. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND THE WRONG SHADOW by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Droll drama amid eye-catching artwork. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Feline Boris awakens from one of the catnaps he pursued in Boris and the Snoozebox (2008) to discover he's got the wrong shadow. Read full book review >