Search Results: "Mary Finn"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BOOK REVIEW

AWAY FROM YOU by Melanie Finn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2005

"More Graham Greene than Doris Lessing, Finn writes with cool detachment and is best in recreating life among the fading colonialists."
Originally published in England, Finn's promising debut novel intertwines the story of a rootless young woman's return to Kenya after her estranged father's death with the history of her parents' unhappy life in mid-20th century East Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG HAUL by Finn Murphy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"An entertaining and insightful snapshot of the hauling life."
A moving trucker shares stories from a life on the open road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2014

"A fast-paced political thriller about a book that terrified a nation."
The derring-do-packed history of "one of the first efforts by the CIA to leverage books as instruments of political warfare." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Recommended for runners as well as the sport's fans."
A six-month journey in search of the secrets behind the world's fastest runners. Read full book review >

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RAW by Fiona Finn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"An unrefined, unpolished story of finding yourself that reads like a cautionary tale."
The confessions of a codependent housewife who stumbled through two failed marriages, raised three kids and overcame cancer to prove her mettle as a wife, mother and survivor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1991

"A sincere, if too heroic, plea worth reading by educators and concerned parents."
A call to arms to fundamentally revolutionize the catastrophically afflicted public education system in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLOAMING by Melanie Finn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Remarkably well-paced and well-written, this novel ends with an existentially astute finale. Don't expect to be able to set this book down or forget its haunted characters."
A propulsive literary thriller toggles between Switzerland and Tanzania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG MAMA’S BABY by Lacy Finn Borgo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"As kids are known to ask: 'Can't we keep him, Mama?' (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a pet reaches full size, you don't just hand it walking papers—even when it's a bull and even when you don't live on a farm. Read full book review >