Search Results: "Shannon McKenna"


BOOK REVIEW

SHANNON by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A well-crafted, satisfying work of historical fiction, as are all of Delaney's novels; respectful of the facts while not cowed by them, and full of life."
A rousing tale of forbidden love, civil war, horrible death and other things Irish. Read full book review >

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ONE WRONG MOVE by Shannon McKenna
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"With its action-packed plot hinged on an intriguing paranormal frame and a touching, red-hot romance, this is a great read for its intended audience."
Two damaged souls find each other and some surprising psychic gifts as they fight a string of enemies who want them dead—or worse. Read full book review >

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SHANNON MILLER by Claudia Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"As an Olympic gymnast, Shannon Miller had the eyes of the world on her, but this overly technical treatment won—t put her on the bestseller podium where fellow gymnast Dominique Moceanu once stood. (8 color, 42 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A proud and devoted mother's overdone portrait of her celebrated gymnast daughter's trials and triumphs. Read full book review >

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THE COPPER BRAID OF SHANNON O’SHEA by Laura Esckelson
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

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Commanded by their queen, a company of sprites unbraids a girl's hair and finds more than they bargained for including buttons and thimbles, limos and taxis, even a sleeping bear in poet Esckelson's debut for children. "The copper braid of Shannon O'Shea / Was unbraided one fall on account of the hay / Which had tangled into the plaits of her hair, / But nobody knew what else snarled in there," Esckelson begins. Newton's (The Stonecutter: An Indian Folktale, 1990) sinuous illustrations, with fine black pen outlining the images, are intricately detailed, and wend their way across double-page spreads as Shannon's hair unleashes a tidal wave of wonders. Esckelson's fast-paced rhyme tells readers what to look for. As the jacket explains, she was inspired to write the story by "various myths about women's unbound hair releasing abundance and chaos into the world." She succeeds in interpreting these myths for a young audience and is perfectly teamed with Newton. Together, they immerse readers in a hairy nether world, rendering real the innumerable objects and tiny creatures that just might dwell atop our heads and inside our locks, waiting to be set free. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Nevertheless, it's a solid addition to the growing body of literature on the subject. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
George Shannon was 16 years old when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Alternately thought-provoking and dull but certainly from the author's heart."
Prolific writer and prodigious traveler McKenna (Breaking the Word: Reflections for Lectionary Readings Cycle B, 2012, etc.) reimagines the Gospels for the 21st century. Read full book review >

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TRUE HALLUCINATIONS by Terence McKenna
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Here's one man who proudly—even passionately—inhaled."
Readers of Food of the Gods (1992) will recall McKenna's diverting claim that the ingestion in ancient times of hallucinogenic mushrooms spurred human consciousness into wakefulness and sophistication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"A meticulously researched, frightening report on a deadly pathogen."
A gripping account of one of the most devastating infectious agents on the planet. Read full book review >

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THE MISREMEMBERED MAN by Christina McKenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Amiable and competent, but Oliver Twist it is not."
The first novel by Irish memoirist McKenna (My Mother Wore a Yellow Dress, 2004, etc.) is the story of two 40-ish lonely hearts in County Derry in 1974 who meet through a personals ad. Read full book review >

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Rogue by Susan McKenna
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 20, 2016

"A nuanced account of one woman's harrowing and insightful experiences while confronting a dreaded diagnosis."
Debut author McKenna offers a memoir detailing her battle with breast cancer. Read full book review >

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THE OCTOPUPPY by Martin McKenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Jarvis' tale will inspire listeners to laugh...and ask for an octopuppy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When is a dog not a dog? When he's an octopuppy. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Solid, eye-opening public health journalism."
An investigative journalist specializing in public health and food policy delves into the implications of chicken becoming the most consumed source of protein in the American diet. Read full book review >