Books by J.A. Underwood

THE GHOST IN THE EIFFEL TOWER by Olivier Bleys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A fictional soufflé: airy and insubstantial, but really rather sweet."
Dark doings in Paris in 1887 as engineer Gustave Eiffel supervises construction of his Tower. Read full book review >
LOSING EUGENIO by Geneviève Brisac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"But Brisac's tale is so relentlessly morose and claustrophobic that it's hard to work up significant empathy even for characters as obviously decent and deserving as these."
This 1996 novel, which won France's prestigious Prix Femina, is a rigorously understated picture of an impoverished single mother, Nouk, who sacrifices her own artistic sensibility and skills to the raising of her young son, the eponymous Eugenio. Read full book review >