Search Results: "Regina McBride"


BOOK REVIEW

GHOST SONGS by Regina McBride
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A wrenchingly lyrical memoir of family and tragedy."
A novelist and poet tells the fragmented story of how she came to terms with the suicides of her father and then her mother. Read full book review >

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THE NATURE OF WATER AND AIR by Regina McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A fine debut, unsettling and magical."
Elegant prose distinguishes a first novel set in modern Ireland that reads like a reclaimed folktale. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE OPAL by Regina McBride
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2010

"Frustrating. (Fantasy. YA)"
Celtic spirituality and dreamlike symbolism intertwine in a poetic but languid historical fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE BED by Regina McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2004

"Nicely atmospheric but unsatisfying. Weak on plot, and the revelations (when they come) are pretty disappointing."
Impressionistic account of an orphan who marries a mysterious architect and comes of age in early 20th-century Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF WOMEN by Regina McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Moving along the romancer's boundary between anger and nostalgia, Fiona's story is, overall, well crafted and elegant, though it becomes a bit overdone and precious in the end."
A somewhat heavy-handed second from Irish-American McBride (The Nature of Water and Air, 2001). Read full book review >

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JOLLY REGINA by Kara LaReau
by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Jen Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"'To shanghai' and 'charming' don't usually go together, but here they do. (Adventure. 7-9)"
When two dull-as-dishwater sisters suddenly find themselves working for female pirates, their days of boredom come sadly to an end. Read full book review >

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MASHA REGINA by Vadim Levental
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"This genre-defying novel takes on the limits of talent and ambition, fate and art in contemporary Europe."
A young movie director takes inspiration from her life in St. Petersburg. Read full book review >

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REGINA RISING by Wendy Toliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Reasonably enjoyable as a tie-in, this can also stand alone, although the stumbling-toward-darkness conclusion might seem odd to readers who don't know Regina's ultimate destiny. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A tie-in novel for ABC's Once Upon a Time explores an incident in the adolescence of Regina, the future Evil Queen from Snow White. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Arresting and inspiring—a must-read for people of faith, immigration activists and anyone concerned with social justice."
A powerful account of the long and painful journey toward asylum for two Congolese refugees. Read full book review >

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THE REMARKABLE FARKLE MCBRIDE by John Lithgow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Encore! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A welcome debut from an accomplished actor, the remarkable Lithgow. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS MCBRIDE? by Gail Giles
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A damn scary read. (Fiction. YA)"
In this harrowing, brutal mystery, college student Kyle Kirby believes a snarky rejection letter written by popular Cass McBride may have driven his younger, love-thirsty nerd of a brother to hang himself. Read full book review >