Search Results: "Mary Rose Callaghan"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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PAPER STAR by Mary-Rose Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1991

"Patently ridiculous, utterly 2-D, though it might attract a high school readership, since it's the sort of book adolescents would be tempted to hide behind their algebra texts."
A half-baked pop-fiction casserole by Hayes (The Winter Women, Amethyst) about three brat-packish bosom buddies who come of age in the eye of a veritable tornado of outlandishness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"The book has an air of tabloid TV, but the human drama here remains powerful."
Social worker Evans' gives a compelling account of a client's recovery of a childhood laced with physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Read full book review >

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A TIME TO RUN by Barbara Boxer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Short on subtlety and insider dish, this political page-turner will nevertheless rally the blue and annoy the red."
California Senator Boxer's first novel follows the fortunes of a young children's advocate and her politically polarized swains. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WITH BAD MANNERS by Idries Shah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"No source note. (Picture book folktale. 6-8)"
This wry but heavily stylized folktale may amuse young readers, but it's not going to convince them of anything. Read full book review >

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SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS 'EM DEAD by Cindy Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A deeply flawed story of hidden history literally buried within a small white town. (author's note, recipes) (Mystery. 9-13)"
A haunted house helps Sydney make friends in a new community. Read full book review >

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THE WAY THE ANGEL SPREADS HER WINGS by Barry Callaghan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1991

"Still, despite an unnecessarily overextended double plot, the core coming-of-age tale and deft prose make this one worthwhile."
A promising though uneven first novel from Canadian journalist, poet, and story-writer Callaghan. Read full book review >