Search Results: "Seán Virgo"


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THE SHADOW MOTHER by Seán Virgo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"Not much here for children, but the portentous atmosphere may prompt readers of the inked and pierced set to overlook the story's overall lack of clarity or cohesion. (Folk tale. 14-18)"
The traditional selkie story plays out in an arc of unrequited love and abandonment in this moody iteration. Read full book review >

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SEE YOU TOMORROW by Tore Renberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2015

"Renberg gives us a novel, rooted in noir softened by comedy, that gets to the serious business of how our shortcomings are all linked."
A dense literary novel that moves like a thriller among memorable characters on parallel trajectories. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT STORIES OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"Essential for students of modern literature, offering insight into the mind and methods of one of the greatest practitioners of the story form."
A gathering of some of Papa's best—and not so best—short fiction, the genre for which he first became known and is perhaps most honored today. Read full book review >

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA by Ernest Hemingway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Papa's best and worst on full display, sometimes in the same paragraph."
A Hemingway son and grandson present a reprinting of their ancestor's 1935 work (Hemingway Library Edition) along with some illuminating supplementary material. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S MAKING by Seán Haldane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2015

"Haldane's first mystery, evocative and elegantly written, is a deeply philosophical look at a relatively unknown historical period."
A naïve young Englishman learns much about love, life, and death when he travels to British Columbia in 1868. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS A BOY NERUDA CALLED ME POLICARPO by Poli Delano
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2006

"This very personal and engaging account captures the childlike fantasy and enthusiasm of a literary giant while introducing readers to a sampling of his poems. (prologue, biographical note) (Biography. 8-10)"
Chilean poet Délano recalls his childhood contact with the eccentric Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda in this unusual memoir. Read full book review >

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HOME AND AWAY by Karl Ove Knausgaard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Though the correspondence is mostly about soccer, it is also about so much more."
An epistolary exploration of soccer and life. Read full book review >