Search Results: "Regina McBride"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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A MILLION TIMES GOODNIGHT by Kristina McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Clever, taut storytelling helps to overcome bland characterization. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Hadley spends the night of her life facing two different but equally dangerous paths. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND LIGHTNING by Susan McBride
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"McBride's modern romance is enhanced by the charm of the supernatural—who doesn't love a hottie whose passion brings lightning—but that doesn't prevent the predictability of the plotting."
Magic, and four decades of unrequited love, form the plot of McBride's latest pajama-party read. Read full book review >

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Betrayal by Blood and Demons by Ian McBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An admirable but too-squeaky-clean protagonist in a story that capably manages its contentious subject matter."
In first-time novelist McBride's dramatic thriller, a successful businessman is shocked when his troubled teenage son accuses him of molestation. 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 >