Search Results: "Mary Finn"


BOOK REVIEW

FINN by Katharine Jay Bacon
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Bits and pieces of the narrative, especially those involving horses, other animals, and descriptions of the farm, are well-crafted, holding out a promise of a story telling that is never realized. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A suspense story without much suspense, constructed from disparate elements that never quite mesh. Read full book review >

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FINN by Jon Clinch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Despite needlessly confusing chronology, a memorable debut, likely to make waves."
The Finn in question is not Huck, but his father, a "strange sad monster" in newcomer Clinch's bold and deeply disturbing work. Read full book review >

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FINN by Christopher Brookhouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2015

"A novel to be savored more than once, written with the same languorous, rumbling passion of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's film The Long Hot Summer."
Looking behind propriety's lace-curtain gentility into the hardwoods of sin, Brookhouse (Loving Ryan, 2010, etc.) offers pure Southern noir. Read full book review >

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BELLADONNA by Mary Finn
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2011

"Best of all are the characters, particularly Ling, shown in all their flaws and glories, very much like a painting by Stubbs. (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
A story as carefully and beautifully rendered as the anatomical studies that inspired it. Read full book review >

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ANILA’S JOURNEY by Mary Finn
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nonetheless, Anila's story is a heartwarming, rich, believable coming-of-age. (Historical fiction. 13-15)"
A half-Indian, half-Irish girl finds her past on a trip down the Ganges. Read full book review >

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FINN McCOUL by Brian Gleeson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This collaboration is uproarious, a brain-fevered interpretation that's also smart as a whip. (Picture book/folklore. 8+)"
Out of the third century a.d. comes Finn McCoul (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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GENA/FINN by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Overall, though, it's very satisfying to see this moment in fandom and Internet-originating relationships so capably represented. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two devoted members of an emotional cop drama's fandom meet online and feel an instant bond. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >