Search Results: "Michelle Moran"


BOOK REVIEW

MADAME TUSSAUD by Michelle Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Mannered and elegant; reminiscent in many ways of novels of days long past, particularly the Baroness Orczy's swifter-paced Scarlet Pimpernel."
Well-plotted if sometimes slow-moving novel of the French Revolution and one now-famous survivor of that heady (or, perhaps, be-heady) time. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Richly detailed but diffuse."
The last six years of Napoleon's empire, as witnessed by Bonaparte's sister, her Haitian retainer and the Hapsburg princess Empress Marie-Louise, Joséphine's successor. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINE RISING by Katy Moran
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Grim, lyrical and unforgettable. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy becomes entangled in his family's mysterious past in this stand-alone sequel to Bloodline (2009). Read full book review >

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ALL THE RAGE by Martin Moran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"A courageous release from the pain, guilt, and fury of sexual abuse."
A sexually abused man addresses his residual unprocessed anger. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A GIRL by Caitlin Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hilarious autobiographical fiction debut for Britain's Lena Dunham—if you can forgive a dot too much nasty sex and poignant lessons learned."
From British humorist Moran (How To Be A Woman, 2012, etc.), an overweight, socially inept teen drops out of school to become a rock critic and sexual adventuress. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO ME by Kelly Moran
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Moran's ability to create romantic and psychological tension makes us care about the characters and root for their happily-ever-after."
Two star-crossed lovers are reunited when she's hired to help him recover from war injuries, allowing them to revisit their past and start over. Read full book review >

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THE THANKSGIVING GANG by Russell F. Moran
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A time-travel adventure with well-developed characters, but more than a few (worm) holes."
The second volume of Moran's (The Gray Ship, 2013) Time Magnet series continues the adventures of Jack Thurber, an investigative journalist who has a knack for finding time portals.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2012

"Important historical points that would glow brightly if illuminated by more narrative fire."
Moran (History/Univ. of Kansas; The Scopes Trial, 2002, etc.) provides a scholarly look at the antievolution "impulse," focusing on the interactions of the social forces that animated, propelled and changed it. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE BOX by Thomas Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1997

"A commendable first effort, then, but flawed by some flat secondary figures and a rather slow pace.(Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
First-novelist Moran, who edits W magazine, has chosen an unconventional debut subject: a childhood encounter with the shadow of Nazism and the consequences of ethnic prejudice, set in Austria during WW II. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A WOMAN by Caitlin Moran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Rapturously irreverent, this book should kick-start plenty of useful discussions."
A spirited memoir/manifesto that dares readers to "stand on a chair and shout ‘I AM A FEMINIST.' " Read full book review >

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BLESSED ARE YOU by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1993

"These vigorously limned, unabashedly homely kids might be cousins of the ones in Edwards's Alef-bet (1992); again, the bright, harmonious colors and the warmth and energy of the design bespeak a productive, loving, and devout family. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-8)"
Thirteen brief prayers in Edwards's translations, which she uses with her own children, plus the original Hebrew and a transliteration, all appearing on versos elaborately bordered with a vine-like motif that echoes the Hebrew script and also incorporates appropriate symbols—e.g., for the prayer beginning, ``God, grant us peace and goodness,'' Edwards includes a dove, a rainbow, and a menorah. Read full book review >