Search Results: "Louise Monaghan"


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STOLEN by Louise Monaghan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"Although the story is weighed down by the extraneous details of a dark relationship, this is a courageous, and ultimately engrossing, story of a woman's quest to bring her daughter back to safety."
An autobiographical account of a mother retrieving her kidnapped daughter from war-torn Syria. Read full book review >

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STARFISHING by Nicola Monaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Deeply unflattering but unsurprising picture of go-go finance and its practitioners; they're mainly male, but Frankie is no innocent led to the slaughter."
Quickly addicted to the adrenalin and the machismo of futures trading, an ambitious young woman's life spirals out of control. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE DIGIT by Annabel Monaghan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Sadly, readers won't get double the pleasure in this second installment. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Mathematics genius Digit is back, although her adventures this time aren't quite as much fun as in A Girl Named Digit (2012). Read full book review >

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THE MURRAYS OF MURRAY HILL by Charles Monaghan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 1998

"A lively portrait of a fascinating family, their milieu, and their influence on their turbulent age."
A carefully researched history of the prominent Quaker family for whom the Murray Hill section of Brooklyn is named. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING JAR by Nicola Monaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2007

"Enthralling."
Gripping, mile-a-minute British debut about selfishness, self-obliteration and one girl's perseverance. Read full book review >

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HEAD ON by John  Monaghan
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Dynamic characters—good and bad guys alike—beef up this action-laden tale."
An NYPD cop heading a counterterrorism unit tries to stop a sleeper cell in the U.S. from launching a strike in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

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A GIRL NAMED DIGIT by Annabel Monaghan
Released: June 5, 2012

"Check your mind at the door and enjoy this novel of two young adults caught up in a world of danger, adventure and, possibly, true love. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
An engaging heroine is at the center of this slim spy thriller from debut novelist Monaghan. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTION by Chris Monaghan
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"An unengaging sci-fi time-travel adventure."
Monaghan's debut sci-fi novel offers a time-travel adventure and a world-spanning quest for ancient artifacts. Read full book review >

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LOUISE ERDRICH
by J.W. Bonner

Louise Erdrich gave birth to a daughter (and opened a bookstore) at a momentous time in our country’s history—2001—and those twin poles of life and death inform her latest novel, Future Home of the Living God. As befits a novel by Erdrich, who has long considered the nature of time, Future Home of the Living God exists in two moments ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I AM FIVE by Louise Fitzhugh
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1978

"But you couldn't accuse the pictured child of being greeting-card pretty—and her pesky energy does make itself felt."
In a sketchbook style, a scraggly, tangle-haired, kind of fat, and quite expressive little girl acts out a self-portrait. Read full book review >

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THE LONG SECRET by Louise Fitzhugh
FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 1965

"The scene is a small town on Long Island; the writing is not nearly as seriously funny as in the original; and even though Louise Fitzhugh is still well ahead of the field, the book is not as appealing as the first."
This is more about that spankingly (spankably?) fresh heroine Harriet The Spy whose initial appearance occasioned all kinds of discussion among those who monitor juvenile literature; some thought she wasn't very "nice"; some even took the position that she was "sick." Read full book review >