Search Results: "Michael Enright"


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DAISIES IN THE JUNKYARD by Michael Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"The desperation of life in the barrio is given attention in an affecting piece of fiction that will be appreciated both by teenagers and open-minded adults."
The mean streets of South Chicago come alive in this gritty debut about two Hispanic teenagers looking for an island of sanity in their war-zone of a neighborhood. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 1959

"Literate and likable."
16 short stories (with a dividend in the title piece which improvises three variations on a curious Latin phrase) again display this author's qualities of grace and imagination, ability to pinpoint incidents sharply and to hold a mood or feeling firmly. Read full book review >

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THIMBLE SUMMER by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Aug. 18, 1928

I liked this story of the events through the summer months on a Wisconsin farm, events with enough element of surprise and adventure and yet sound in content and with a good deal about the round of activities, — barn raising, threshing, etc. The title comes from the feeling on the part of the small heroine that her finding of the thimble had brought luck to the farm. Read full book review >

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THE SATURDAYS by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 9, 1941

"And each one is a personality in his or her right."
A delightful family story, built around an original pattern. Read full book review >

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THE WALLED GARDEN by Rosemary Enright
Released: July 22, 1993

"Routine throughout, with Yorkshire and inhabitants as quaint as can be."
Run of the mill-town first hardcover for British writer Enright, this featuring a dutiful little wife who, married to a scoundrel, takes wing, moves to a lovely English village, founds her own business—and hits happiness head-on. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2006

"Crisp writing and clever characters make this updated debut crime novel a winner."
The traditional gumshoe novel is given a Hollywood makeover. Read full book review >

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KINTU by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 1, 1935

"Text and pictures by the author combine delightfully."
A read-aloud book for the six, seven and eight year old; or a book that the youngster just graduating from primers will find good entertainment and simple enough in vocabulary for his abilities. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN ROAD by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2015

"A subtle, mature reflection on the loop of life from a unique writer of deserved international stature."
When the four adult Madigan children come home for Christmas to visit their widowed mother for the last time before the family house is sold, a familiar landscape of tensions is renewed and reordered. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY’S WEATHER by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Another tour de force from a writer whose voice and perspective mark her as one of the cherishable talents of our era."
The Man Booker Prize-winning Irish writer's new work (The Gathering, 2007, etc.) is a beguiling collection of 31 short stories. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR-STORY MISTAKE by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 15, 1942

"This isn't as original a story as The Saturdays — but I loved it and feel as though the Melendys were here to stay."
This is a sequel to The Saturdays, so here is a chance to read more of the adventures of the entrancing Melendy family:- Mona, who wanted to be an actress, and gets her chance to do a bit part in radio in this book; Rush, who lived for his music — and helps the family exchequer by teaching some of the small fry at school; Randy, who learned not to look only backwards, but to get some of the fun of looking forward; and the irrepressible individualist, Oliver. Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU LIKE? by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The story's structure is too loose to be compelling, but newcomer Enright's lyrical language bespeaks her talent."
This Irish writer's American debut offers stunning images, though not enough story to make the evocative language truly resonant. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"In rueful, witty, unpredictable and compassionate prose, Enright gives expression to subtle, affecting shades of human interaction."
An adulterous love affair and Ireland's financial collapse overlap in the consistently impressive latest from the Man Booker Prize winner. Read full book review >