Books by Barbara Holland

WHEN ALL THE WORLD WAS YOUNG by Barbara Holland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"With not much about sex but a lot about gender, here's an acute narrative of how the clever Holland came to be so writerly."
Essayist and incidental feminist Holland (They Went Whistling, 2001, etc.) turns septuagenarian and, perforce, autobiographical, recounting the story of her first 18 years. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2001

"Triumphalistic, rah-rah, self-congratulatory: should have been published in the '70s."
In this predictable, and predictably dull, paean to Great Womyn, we meet female warriors, from Amazons to ladies who dressed in drag to fight the American Civil War. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Here's a felicitous loose sally concerning common practices that have passed largely without notice."
Using the art of the essay—a form Dr. Johnson called "a loose sally of the mind"—Holland (Endangered Pleasures, 1995) presents miscellaneous reveries of past delights. Read full book review >
BINGO NIGHT AT THE FIRE HALL by Barbara Holland
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Reflections on living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, as they metamorphose from farmland and self-sufficiency to commuter subdivisions dependent on cars and asphalt. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1995

"And that's not bad at all. (line drawings)"
Holland (One's Company, 1992, etc.) presents a collection of exemplary little essays in praise of a lot of her favorite things. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"A gift book that may help, disturb, and delight—though the generalities at times are like elevator stairs gone flat."
Holland (Hail to the Chiefs, 1990, etc.) wages an uphill battle against loneliness for widows, divorcÇes, and the aging. Read full book review >