Books by Lavinia Greenlaw

THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC TO GIRLS by Lavinia Greenlaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Well-written, bewitching and subtly dazzling."
Coming of age through popular music. Read full book review >
AN IRRESPONSIBLE AGE by Lavinia Greenlaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The prose may be beautiful, but the story is not compelling."
In a novel first published in the U.K. in 2006, Greenlaw (Mary George of Allnorthover, 2001, etc.) tries to shed light on the complicated Clough family—with mixed results. Read full book review >
MARY GEORGE OF ALLNORTHOVER by Lavinia Greenlaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2001

"While many will appreciate Greenlaw's intimate portrayal of Mary's life, the focus here is diffused by less-clearly-realized investigations into her family's past and the recurring figure of Tom—who will drag us toward an ending we didn't need or want."
A teenaged girl's coming of age and the return of a small-town madman make for strange but not altogether unwelcome bedfellows in this affecting debut. Read full book review >
Released: March 27, 1998

"Never whiny, Greenlaw yearns (in the title poem) for a time when words were —faster, smaller, harder,— which well describes her own taught measures."
Greenlaw's second book of short, intense poems (after Night Photograph) tends to drone in its anxious plaints, its dreary landscapes, and its airless language. —Why? Read full book review >