Search Results: "Maureen Doyle McQuerry"


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THE TELLING STONE by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Uneven yet at moments exceedingly exciting: readers who stick through to the end will be looking for the next in the series. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Timothy James Maxwell and his friends continue their adventure in cosmic realms. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE DOOR by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Sure-handed and page-turning, this series opener leaves plenty to be resolved. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A promising start to a fantasy series mines the rich ore of Celtic mythology and propels a young boy into cosmic battle. Read full book review >

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THE PECULIARS by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
Released: May 1, 2012

"A slow but richly atmospheric read. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
Lonely Lena Mattacascar heads to the border to find a father she barely remembers and an answer to her unusual appearance. Read full book review >

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A Journey in Time by Maureen Francis Doyle
Released: July 28, 2015

"Fans of historical drama—and romance—will fall in love with the noble John and his sprawling Irish Catholic family."
Spanning nearly a century, this historical novel follows one Irishman's life after escaping the potato famine and immigrating to Canada. Read full book review >

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A B SEE by Elizabeth Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"While the tiny images will make this a challenge for young babies, the large number of objects to identify means they will return to it again and again as their vocabularies expand. (Board book. 1-4)"
Hundreds of tiny, subtly raised images to study and name make a lovely, tactile alphabet book that can be enjoyed far longer than most ABC books. Read full book review >

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ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME by Maureen McCarthy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Older teens just stepping into adulthood will recognize and appreciate Rose's authentic transformative experiences. (Fiction. YA)"
Rose's road trip up the Australian coast invokes flashbacks from the previous year, when her parents' marriage, plans for college and best friendship all fell apart. Read full book review >

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FIRST FATHER, FIRST DAUGHTER by Maureen Reagan
Released: April 3, 1989

If all of this cheery book were as clichÇd and sanitized as the opening chapters, one could write it off as the first of the first family's memoirs: exuberant yet inconsequential. Read full book review >

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DIVINING BLOOD by Maureen McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"But still much to enjoy."
All McCoy's strengths—a feisty heroine, a strong regional presence, and much colorful writing—are here, but again the premise and resolution, in this her third novel (Summertime, Walking After Midnight), seem imposed rather than naturally evolving. Read full book review >

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ARE MEN NECESSARY? by Maureen Dowd
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Her heart's in the right place, but she really should get out more."
After sticking it to the administration in Bushworld (2004), New York Times Pulitzer-winner Dowd takes on the battle of the sexes. Read full book review >

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B-MOTHER by Maureen O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"An earnest and plodding narrative whose heroine comes across as a whiny victim, much put upon by cold parents, a caddish boyfriend and spoiled college acquaintances."
A teenaged girl has a baby out of wedlock in the 1970s and spends the next 18 years waiting to see if her happily adopted son will seek her out, in this first novel that reads like an updated Joan Crawford movie. Read full book review >

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MOTHER LOVE by Maureen Carter
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Carter (A Question of Despair, 2011, etc.) delivers another well-turned procedural, with the Quinn/King relationship better developed than in her last installment."
A missing woman reignites the fires of animosity between an icy detective and a scheming reporter. Read full book review >