Search Results: "Morgan Keyes"


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DARKBEAST REBELLION by Morgan Keyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Exciting, original and lively fantasy adventure. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Keara, Goran and Taggart have been denounced for keeping their darkbeasts and are searching for a safe haven in this well-constructed sequel to Darkbeast (2012). Read full book review >

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DARKBEAST by Morgan Keyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Tightly woven and carefully constructed fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Life in Keara's world is determined by adherence to strictures unchanged through generations. Read full book review >

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ANYBODY OUT THERE? by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"The very best in chick-lit."
Keyes's proven formula for success—a chatty, engaging heroine, a bawdy sense of humor, an unhappy turn of events—works again in her eighth novel (The Other Side of the Story, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2004

"Bloated, meandering plot, with lots of dull talk about the publishing business. Even the author's wonderfully eccentric sense of humor can't save this one."
More plucky Irishwomen from Keyes (Sushi for Beginners, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO STOLE MY LIFE by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A salon owner-turned-invalid-turned author struggles to make sense of her life, and sometimes so do we."
The roller-coaster tale of a chatty Dublin woman rendered speechless, then renewed by the love of a good doctor—and a terrible literary agent. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Sure to be snatched up by fans."
Gaelic gabber Keyes (Sushi for Beginners, 2003, etc.) provides a treat for fans: a book divided among essays and stories, the former tastier than the latter. Read full book review >

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RACHEL’S HOLIDAY by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Occasionally long-winded but, nonetheless, a comic glimpse into the life of addiction."
A doorstopper-sized third novel from Keyes (Watermelon, 1998; Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, 1999) exhibits her signature wit but is sometimes slowed by exposition. Read full book review >

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SUSHI FOR BEGINNERS by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"This Irish author's standard mix of armchair psychology and hip female fun is a bit forced here, and the three-way split for the narrative works less well than investing in only one gal might have. Still, Keyes's chic-lit (even this) is miles above the norm."
Keyes, with a number of wry, funny novels about wry, funny women under her designer belt (Angels, 2002, etc.), falters in her sixth: a concoction with the usual ingredients but without the usual magic. Read full book review >

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WATERMELON by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1998

"A candid, irresistibly funny debut and perfect summertime read."
A grand first novel by Irish writer Keyes is a hilarious treatise on love's roller coaster. Read full book review >

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THE JUMBEE by Pamela Keyes
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Drawing on both Shakespeare (the students are rehearsing Romeo and Juliet) and Leroux, this florid Phantom of the Opera story goes down easy and is perhaps a good way to introduce younger readers to themes from the classics. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Esti Legard is an aspiring actress. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"This book's most obvious use is as an elaborate detour: Reading it lets writer's-block victims spend hours avoiding their problem while convincing themselves they're grappling with it."
An inflated expansion on an insightful comment from Tom Wolfe (``What's called writer's block is almost always ordinary fear''). Read full book review >

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ANGELS by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2002

"It's little surprise that all Keyes's novels are released in summer—with their appealing combination of lighthearted humor, high-end shopping, and a little true love."
Queen of the girlie-girl novel, Irish author Keyes makes her fifth outing—and first to be set in the US—a laugh-out-loud tour through the land of broken hearts and fun shoes. Read full book review >