Search Results: "Regina McBride"


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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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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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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 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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SELECTED LETTERS OF VANESSA BELL by Regina Marler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"The real pleasure here is in seeing Bell mature with the century, her fashionable attitudes replaced by authentic experience."
In this selection of 300-plus (from over 2500) surviving letters of Vanessa Bell (1879-1978), Marler adds a warm, modest, humane, and maternal tone to the raucous Bloomsbury chorus—to the ironies, cruelties, and wit of Virginia (Bell's sister) and Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, John Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, and Ottoline Morrell, all of whom appear in these casual letters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

This lively volume recounts the outpouring of masses of paper devoted to what one chronicler later described as, alternatively, ``a point of view, a period, a gang of conspirators, or an infectious disease.'' Whatever Bloomsbury was, whether Clive Bell's ``shrine of civilization'' or D.H. Lawrence's nest of ``black beetles,'' it is now an industry—literary, scholarly, artistic, and cultural. Read full book review >

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ON LITTLE WINGS by Regina Sirois
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2013

"Nevertheless, the chaste romantic subplot and family-friendly conclusion will satisfy readers in search of comfort rather than action. (quotation sources) (Fiction. 11-14)"
A teenage cozy mystery. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY’S SOMEONE by Regina Louise
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2003

"A searing visit to a Dickensian world of cruelty and indifference to children."
Debut memoirist Louise eloquently indicts a family and community that abused and neglected her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Riveting reading from start to finish."
A prominent New York attorney's unsparing account of how she and her four siblings survived extreme abuse and neglect at the hands of their mentally ill mother. Read full book review >