Search Results: "Meg Donohue"


BOOK REVIEW

MEG by Steve Alten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Weightless characters on a choppy sea—but hellishly riveting. (First printing of 250,000; film rights to Disney; Literary Guild main selection)"
As Jaws meets Jurassic Park, Meg (short for megladon) brings us a 60-foot, 20-ton prehistoric shark with a nine-foot-wide mouth that is likely to gobble up bestseller lists, as well as reappear in 1998 as a summer blockbuster. Read full book review >

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HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE by Meg Donohue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"Despite the sugary title, Donohue has written a sharp little novel featuring the subtle characterizations of two appealingly flawed young women."
A little friendship, a little wit and a little mystery make for a charming debut about two old friends reconciled after starting a cupcakery (a bakery specializing in cupcakes). Read full book review >

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ALL THE SUMMER GIRLS by Meg Donohue
Released: May 21, 2013

"A good beach read, set in a beach town."
A fast-paced novel about the enduring friendship of three young women who spent their summers in Avalon on the Jersey shore before dispersing across the country. Read full book review >

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LOVE, MEG by C. Leigh Purtill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Flat characters and a plot that seems to meander aimlessly at times keep this from reaching its full potential. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Meg (16) is moving again, following her sister's whims as she pursues first a string of jobs and then a new boyfriend around the country. Read full book review >

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MISCHIEVOUS MEG by Gerry Bothmer
Released: April 1, 1962

"The delicious goodness in 'bad' little girls comes rollicking through, thanks to the wit and charm of these gleeful episodes."
Mayhem and merriment combine in equal doses and descend on the quiet little village of June Hill, Sweden, whenever mischievous Meg and her devoted follower, baby-sister-Betsy, decide to exercise their potent imaginations. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2013

"Perhaps it's time to chime in on her rallying cry: 'Boycott dinosaur lunch boxes! No more dinosaur books at story time!' As if—but she makes a strong case. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
For children (and grown-ups) who are sick of dinos, dinos, dinos 24/7, here's a plea from "Meg Atherium" to remember the giant prehistoric mammals. Read full book review >

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MEG GOLDBERG ON PARADE by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers in search of an upbeat slice of New York City life will find it here. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
An eager spectator happily becomes an enthusiastic participant in a New York City parade. Read full book review >

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CENTURIES OF JUNE by Keith Donohue
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 2011

"Peculiar and quirky—and sure to appeal to offbeat tastes."
A novel that is sui generis—part fantasy, part realism, part dream-vision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2011

"Despite a few lulls, an engaging collection that should inspire comfort for the man who cooks while his baby bangs on the pots and pans."
Inspirational, heartwarming tales of fathers in the kitchen. Read full book review >

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ANGELS OF DESTRUCTION  by Keith Donohue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"With ghostly visions and otherworldly experiences throughout, the story occupies both real and imagined worlds, but it fails to do so in a captivating or credulous way, and the entire narrative feels shrouded in clouds from beginning to end."
Donohue's second novel (The Stolen Child, 2006) concerns a mysterious child who attempts to repair a broken family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Enzan The Far Mountain by John Donohue
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2014

"Multilayered and satisfying, a welcome and well-developed addition to an accomplished martial arts series."
The fifth installment in an imaginative martial arts thriller series. Read full book review >