Search Results: "Moira Munro"


BOOK REVIEW

BALLERINA DREAMS by Janey Louise Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A sugary dessert for preteen readers who love ballet, with a spoonful of whipped cream thrown in for pony fans. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In her third outing, Katie faces disruptions to her well-ordered life from the new girl in class. Read full book review >

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MUNRO VS. THE COYOTE by Darren Groth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Characters that will steal readers' hearts with their humor and resilience, smooth writing, and a satisfying and hopeful ending make this a book to enjoy both emotionally and critically. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Groth, a former special education teacher, introduces readers to a sympathetic main character who is trying to move through trauma and to a sparkling supporting cast that gives voice to disability. Read full book review >

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MUNRO LEAF'S FUN BOOK by Munro Leaf
Released: Oct. 1, 1941

"Nursery guides to a good life' — already soundly established as favorites among the small fry and big."
Omnibus volume, containing the big three,- Manners Can Be Fun, Grammer Can Be Fun, Safety Can Be Fun. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF BUNNY MUNRO by Nick Cave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Profane and profound by turns—not for everyone, but Cave still knows how to command an audience."
After a two-decade pause, the post-punk singer-songwriter finally follows up his well-received first novel (And The Ass Saw The Angel, 1990) with a lurid fantasia about a drug-addled salesman. Read full book review >

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MOIRA ORFEI IN AIGUES-MORTES by Wayne Koestenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Koestenbaum may be reaching to combine the mad genius of Pale Fire with the florid outlaw sexuality of Jean Genet, but his narrator has neither the wit of the former nor the nuance of the latter."
From poet and cultural critic Koestenbaum (The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, 1993, etc.), a first novel made up of the lunatic rantings of ailing concert pianist Theo Mangrove. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WILL OF MOIRA LEAHY by Therese Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Most alive when it focuses on the supposedly mousy twin."
First-time novelist Walsh uneasily combines a romantic adventure about a missing dagger with the psychological story of an adolescent sibling rivalry. Read full book review >

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SNOW DAY by Moira Fain
by Moira Fain, illustrated by Moira Fain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Fain's first book for children, demure and even stilted in text and art, attempts to teach a lesson about self-expression. Read full book review >

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TELL ME A STORY, DADDY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A captivating demonstration of low-tech interactive storytelling. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bedtime story takes some dramatic turns, but thanks to some quick parental thinking, ends as it should in this cozy daddy-daughter exchange. Read full book review >

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THE MATCHMAKER by Moira Henderson
Released: June 21, 2012

"An intriguing thrill ride through the nefarious underworld of black-market body parts will have readers on high alert."
An exclusive dating agency is pairing clients with more than relationships in this international thriller. Read full book review >

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DREAM STATE by Moira Crone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"From an appealing author, stories that, at their best, are more than commonly authentic, capable, and moving."
The talented Crone's third collection (The Winnebago Mysteries, 1982; A Period of Confinement, 1986) shows that she still has a giftof heart, eye, and earin these eight stories of ordinary people living in today's Louisiana. Read full book review >

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LABOR OF LOVE by Moira Weigel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"An earnest plea to think about love mindfully."
Dating undermines authenticity, the author claims. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"A step-by-step, concept-by-concept approach to making corporate endeavors work."
A detailed handbook delivers advice on increasing the focus and efficiency of team projects in the business world. Read full book review >