Search Results: "Mary Rose Callaghan"


BOOK REVIEW

A BIT OF A SCANDAL by Mary Rose Callaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2009

"A beautiful story of doomed love, marred only by an unlikable main character."
A woman looks back on her forbidden romance 30 years later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY, COME HOME by Mary Rose Callaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2007

"Family is the real mystery in this deft novel."
A faithful sister fights for her mentally ill brother's rights in Callaghan's latest (The Visitors' Book, 2001, etc.), originally published in Ireland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Despite the author's closeness to the case—or maybe because of it—he offers valuable insights into the 13 murders that rocked the city. (26 illustrations, not seen)"
Boston television producer Sherman, nephew of the last woman killed by the Boston Strangler, finds Albert DeSalvo's confession too politically expedient to be convincing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I MET A MAN WHO WASN'T THERE by Mary Rose Callaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A witty and appealingly wry protagonist overwhelmed by a story that has more plots and subplots than an afternoon soap."
In Callaghan's latest (Mothers, 1984, etc.), the real turns surreal as an emotionally distraught Irish novelist and teacher, stalked by the ghost of her long-dead Irish-American grandfather, investigates an old crime only to get into more contemporary trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT MARY ROSE by Marilyn Sachs
Released: March 9, 1973

"In all, Mary Rose Ramirez is refreshing, perceptive, and a worthy successor to Veronica."
After her artist father is belatedly "discovered" and the family moves to New York where Mother (she was Veronica Ganz) grew up, eleven year-old Mary Rose becomes preoccupied with finding out the truth about her late aunt and namesake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Character and the day-to-day workings of a wealthy household overshadow magic and plot in this engaging tale of an orphan servant-girl. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this orphan-makes-good mystery/thriller with a magical twist, Rose and her compatriots—an apprentice magician, a spoiled 7-year-old and a shape-shifting talking cat—work together to figure out who has been kidnapping local children and come up with a plan to rescue them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE by Martin Cruz Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"The crimes here are unremarkable, but the world evoked is memorable, glowing with life. (Author tour)"
Smith (Red Square, 1992, etc.) not only sets his exuberant, sly new novel in Victorian England but goes Victorian novelists one better, conjuring up a plot device at the heart of this mystery that Dickens would envy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE AND THE LOST PRINCESS by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Enjoyable magical adventure enlivened by an engaging group of secondary characters from all backgrounds and realms. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Rose, an orphan who works as a housemaid while studying magic, helps save a princess from an evil magician. Read full book review >