Search Results: "Michelle Roehm McCann"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"This collective biography offers readers great examples of how dreams can be realized through dedication and hard work. (bibliography, websites, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
An engaging collection of profiles of young men who achieved great success, a companion to Girls Who Rocked the World, which publishes simultaneously. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"An inspiring, empowering compendium. (bibliography, websites, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
Like its companion volume, Boys Who Rocked the World, this collective biography offers engaging profiles of women who achieved great success at a young age. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A diverse compendium that will entertain, inform, and inspire. (bibliography, websites, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Like its predecessor, Girls Who Rocked the World (2012), this appealing compendium features brief profiles of women from around the world who achieved greatness at a young age. Read full book review >

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AS MEAT LOVES SALT by Maria McCann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A genre-transcending, irreplaceable work: historical fiction at its very best."
It's hard to believe that this accomplished and potent historical tale is a first novel—a sentiment repeatedly echoed by the rapturous reviews that greeted its initial publication in England in 2001. Read full book review >

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A spiritual guide for you and your horse by Jennifer McCann
Released: Jan. 25, 2015

"Like-minded readers may find this spiritual approach useful."
In this guidebook, a spiritual healer offers advice for helping owners and horses live better lives. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2000

"These emotionally charged, beautifully controlled tales can only enhance McCann's already considerable reputation."
More exquisite and wrenching storytelling from Manhattan-based Irish author McCann (This Side of Brightness, 1998, etc.), who packs more passion and heartbreak into these two stories and novella, about the Troubles and children coping with hard times, than most writers can generate in books three times the length. Read full book review >

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LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN by Colum McCann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2009

"Unfocused and overlong, though written with verve, empathy and stylistic mastery."
The famous 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers is a central motif in this unwieldy paean to the adopted city of Dublin-born McCann (Zoli, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THIS SIDE OF BRIGHTNESS by Colum McCann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1998

An ambitious, idiosyncratic, moving saga of immigrant life by Irish expatriate McCann (stories: Fishing the Sloe-black River, 1996; Songdogs, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"One of the beautiful, positive stories that emerged from that awful time, to be remembered and passed on to young and old alike. (author's note, including children's names) (Picture book. 7-12)"
McCann conveys the remarkable heroism of Tryszynska-Frederick, a young Jewish nurse imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO WE DO NOW, GEORGE? by Helen McCann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 1991

A hearty, hilarious story about a precocious young fund- raiser and his group of dupes—er, friends. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EVIL by Faith Yvette McCann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2007

"Underdeveloped characters and confusing setting changes undermine a potentially entertaining mystery."
Suspenseful mystery debut features complex twists and turns, yet lacks clear, concise writing. Read full book review >

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MOTHER OF SORROWS by Richard McCann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2005

"Tales too wispy to capture gay life—or death, either, in its different guises."
Ten debut stories, spanning a period of 18-plus years, show a gay-oriented child on the one hand, and a gay adult on the other, yet they don't cohere satisfyingly. Read full book review >