Search Results: "Sebastian Barry"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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PUG MAN'S 3 WISHES by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderfully grouchy, with a touch of wickedness and a soupçon of warmth and color. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Introducing Pug Man, a wrinkled sack of grump…when things aren't going his way. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR WINTER by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A perfect marriage of words and pictures. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Squirrel usually sleeps through winter, "[b]ut not this year!" Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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REMEMBERING CRYSTAL by Sebastian Loth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"This simple, honest presentation deserves room on the shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Friendship can live forever. Read full book review >

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THE FATAL ENGLISHMAN by Sebastian Faulks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2002

"Well-crafted and intelligent sketches of particular interest to students of nonfiction writing, who'll find a useful model here."
Cinematically inclined English novelist Faulks (Charlotte Gray, 1999, etc.) mourns the beautiful, talented sons of Albion, doomed to early graves. Read full book review >