Search Results: "Sebastian Barry"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2008

"Barry beautifully braids together the convoluted threads of his narrative."
A subtle study of psychology, religion, family and politics in Ireland. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"The unresolved finale suggests the possibility of still further adventures for this fearless trio. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
"Wherever we go we encounter horrible, creepy, nasty things that want to kill us," exclaims buffalope Max in this third fantasy featuring Max, elfling Sebastian and diminutive warrior Cornelius. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ADVENTURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Swashbuckling fare for fans of this original adventure series. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
In this rousing sequel to Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools (2008), "elfling" Sebastian abandons a disastrous career as a court jester and takes to the high seas in search of pirate treasure with Max, his witty talking buffalope, and Cornelius, his pint-sized warrior pal. Read full book review >

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A LONG LONG WAY by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2005

"Flawless, honest, humane, moving."
Barry's prequel to the fine Annie Dunne (2002) turns to WWI for the story of a young Dublin soldier who loses love, crown, country, and family in the war-torn desolation. Read full book review >

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ON CANAAN'S SIDE by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"A novel to be savored."
A masterful novel filled with the bittersweet ruminations of an 89-year-old woman as she reflects on her rich life while contemplating death. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPORARY GENTLEMAN by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"Grim, even cautionary, from first to last. But, for all that, a beautifully written story of a love lost, and inevitably so."
Pensive, quietly lyrical novel by Irish writer Barry (On Canaan's Side, 2011, etc.), the sixth in a series of books whose stories are separate yet connected. Read full book review >

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ANNIE DUNNE by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Continuous pleasures, of character and language, in a book about life itself, with never a false note."
Second-novelist Sebastian (The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, 1998) returns with a tone-perfect and powerfully engaging tale of a rural spinster who wonders what life can possibly be for. Read full book review >

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THE WHEREABOUTS OF ENEAS McNULTY by Sebastian Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"One of the best novels out of Ireland in many a year."
Another Irishman's reimagining of classical epic'some 75 years after Joyce's Ulysses—gives impressive depth and pathos to this first novel from the versatile writer best known for his recent play The Steward of Christendom. Read full book review >

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BARRY, BOYHOUND by Andy Spearman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"For boys (or even girls) who appreciate wacky humor and interesting facts, this is a perfect package. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The day Barry becomes a boyhound is filled with adventure. Read full book review >

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DAYS WITHOUT END by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A pleasure for fans of Barry and his McNulty stories and a contribution not just to Irish literature in English, but also the literature of the American West."
A lively, richly detailed story of one slice of the Irish immigrant experience in America. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN AND THE BALLOON by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Stead does not disappoint, giving readers another beautifully rendered picture book full of whimsy, heart and delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sebastian, an Everychild from his plain, russet face and nondescript hair to his striped socks, creates a hot air balloon from his grandmother's quilt scraps and goes on a joyous, never-ending journey. Read full book review >