Search Results: "Moira Pearce"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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Joseph Van Pearce and the Prophecy of the Dragon's Head Medallion by C.C. Brampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2016

"A worthwhile adventure just beginning, with potential for further mystery and suspense."
Brampton kicks off his debut fantasy series with a 15-year-old boy following a series of riddles, courtesy of his grandfather, leading him to an otherworldly medallion. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"A jolly good memoir, served with savoir-faire."
Disarmingly bright memoir from a clever food critic. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR LINDSAY by Moira Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Despite clumsy foreshadowing, a sensitive take of defining family ties forged in childhood by tragedy."
Scottish first-novelist Forsyth depicts four adults blighted by a childhood catastrophe who later, in middle age, find things falling apart once again. Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will linger over each tableau on the page as if it were a landscape. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Humpty Dumpty ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-67540-X): Here's one version of this verse where the egg hero doesn't end up scrambled! Read full book review >