Search Results: "Liane Moriarty"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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THE LAST ANNIVERSARY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"An overstuffed tale that can't decide if it's a mystery or a romance."
Moriarty's second novel follows the Doughty clan as they fight to protect family secrets. 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 >

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WHAT ALICE FORGOT by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2011

"Cheerfully engaging."
From Australian Moriarty (The Last Anniversary, 2006, etc.), domestic escapism about a woman whose temporary amnesia makes her re-examine what really matters to her. Read full book review >

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THE HYPNOTIST'S LOVE STORY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2012

"Amazingly, the effervescent comedy and troubling melodrama combine to create a satisfying beach read, escapist but not unintelligent."
Australian Moriarty (What Alice Forgot, 2011, etc.) has managed to combine an infectiously lighthearted romance about a Sydney hypnotherapist with a potentially upsetting examination of a stalker's interior life. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF SILENCE by Liane Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"For a nonverbal teen who is a character and not just a plot device, leave this aside and try Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind (2010). (Fiction. 12-16)"
A traumatized teen heals with the help of a Very Special Disabled Girl who exists to teach her an Important Lesson. Read full book review >

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FOSTERGIRLS by Liane Shaw
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Sadie's edgy account of finding a real place for herself in the world will keep readers thoroughly engaged. (Fiction 12 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Sadie provides a moving depiction of life as a foster child. Read full book review >

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THINANDBEAUTIFUL.COM by Liane Shaw
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The plain narrative voice sounds like it could have been written by any average teen, making this a realistic-feeling read, if not a particularly artistic one. (Fiction. 13-16)"
This single-focus anorexia novel includes the contemporary element of "pro-ana" Internet influence. Read full book review >

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DON'T TELL, DON'T TELL, DON'T TELL by Liane Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"While the book's not a total miss, better mystery and better representation can be found elsewhere. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In her fifth novel, Shaw tackles friendship, trust, and difference. Read full book review >