Search Results: "Moira Young"


BOOK REVIEW

REBEL HEART by Moira Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Where Blood Red Road (2011) was fast-paced and chaotic, this meandering book just bogs down. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12 & up)"
Good post-apocalyptic fiction raises questions about humankind's capacity to learn from its mistakes, but this thinly-plotted second installment of the Dustlands trilogy is not up to the task. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"Readers looking for a strong female protagonist will find much to look forward to in this new series. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Born on Midwinter Day, Saba and her twin brother Lugh are opposites—she's dark, scrawny and cantankerous, while he exudes calm with his golden beauty—but that doesn't stop her from rising to the occasion when he needs her. 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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YOUNG JANE YOUNG by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"This book will not only thoroughly entertain everyone who reads it; it is the most immaculate takedown of slut-shaming in literature or anywhere else. Cheers, and gratitude, to the author."
When a young political intern in South Florida has an affair with her boss, it leads to disaster—at least at first. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ELIZABETH by Kate Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"A celebratory and entertaining royal biography."
Early-life biography of the queen, who "in one sense…is the twentieth century."Read full book review >

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YOUNG MONEY by Kevin Roose
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Of particular interest to young people contemplating a career in investment banking and trading, though with plenty of discouraging news."
It's not all beer and skittles on Wall Street. After all, writes New York business and technology reporter Roose, a budding Rockefeller needs to be able to "write a coherent memo to your boss after your third or fourth Jäger Bomb." Read full book review >

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YOUNG HENRY by Robert Hutchinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Hutchinson provides insight into Henry's spoiled life and his self-orbiting attitude, but surely there was more to the young man than this."
Biography of the younger life of the infamous Tudor king. Read full book review >

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BRIGHAM YOUNG by John G. Turner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A scholarly yet thoroughly readable historical/biographical study, of considerable interest to students of 19th-century American history and religious revivalism."
Sprawling life of a larger-than-life character in the history of the American West. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2012

"An illuminating look at an influential artistic period, which may well inspire readers to pick up their own pen or paintbrush."
In Lee's novel, set in Victorian London and based on real events, a group of rebellious young artists battles the repercussions of their refusal to conform. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MANDELA by David James Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2010

"Smith vivifies the personalities and marshals the revolutionary events without overwhelming the reader."
A biography shepherded by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and written by an English journalist attains distance from and clarity on the life of the near-sainted South African leader. Read full book review >