Search Results: "Tamara Ireland Stone"


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CLICK'D  by Tamara Ireland Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Entertaining and engaging, this effort may especially appeal to computer-savvy young teens. (Fiction. 10-14)"
At a Girls Who Code-type camp, seventh-grader Allie Navarro develops a new social-connections game she calls "Click'd." Read full book review >

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EVERY LAST WORD by Tamara Ireland Stone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 16, 2015

"Clueless meets Dead Poets Society with a whopping final twist. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Spa days. VIP concert tickets. The envy of the girls in the lunchroom. Sixteen-year-old Samantha and her friends, the Crazy Eights, have it all—at least, that's what Samantha has always let everyone believe. Read full book review >

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TIME BETWEEN US by Tamara Ireland Stone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Time travel can be fascinating, but here it is not. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A slow-moving time-travel romance emphasizes romance over everything else. Read full book review >

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IRELAND by Peter Biddlecombe
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"A mildly witty book that goes on a wee bit too long—several hundred pages too long. Paddywhackery, blarney and a bit of the black stuff."
With the notion that parts of Ireland can be characterized as constituents of the national beverage (water, hops, yeast, cork, etc.), a half-Irish, half-befuddled travel-writer tipples his way through every Hibernian county. Read full book review >

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IRELAND by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Reminiscent of the best of James Michener in scope and sheer crowd-pleasing potential."
A vivid rendering of Irish history, imagined and real, embracing "blood and bones, legends, guns, and dreams, Catholics, Protestants, England, horses and poets and lovers." Read full book review >

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LEAVING IRELAND by Ann Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2002

"More plot-churner than a nuanced and involving story."
The beautiful, spirited Irish patriot who made a bad marriage (her first husband almost murdered her) for the sake of her family returns (Gracelin O'Malley, 2001) and now heads to New York, where life's tough, the action nonstop, and Gracelin extraordinarily resilient. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2011

"A penetrating, droll embrace of an Ireland in the midst of tumult."
A sometimes happy, sometimes blue story of how a transplanted American family experienced Ireland during the past decade. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Riordan's biography has few such saving graces. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Despite its title, the aging enfant terrible of America takes few hits from the friendly fire of this overly authorized biography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 1999

"The difficult early chapters don't result in any payoff at the end; surely a disappointing volume for the general reader interested in more than inarticulate rocks and bones. (300 b&w illustrations)"
A monotonous, jargon-riddled analysis of stone, bone, and burial remains left behind by the ancient Irish, telling us almost nothing about how these long-dead people lived. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"A solid effort; though left to his own devices and deprived of the sometimes stimulating company he kept, Ardagh himself is rather pedestrian."
A book on Ireland and the Irish that is conscientious, earnest, and, unlike its subject, a little dull. Read full book review >

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MAP OF IRELAND by Stephanie Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"A distinctive coming-of-age tale."
Grant (The Passion of Alice, 1995) uses the political as a counterpoint to the personal in a novel set amidst the tumult of Boston in 1974. Read full book review >