Books by Lily Brett

LOLA BENSKY by Lily Brett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A curious mix of wide-eyed ingenuousness and death-haunted anxiety, and certainly no stylistic masterpiece, but so sweet-natured it's impossible not to like."
German-born, Australia-raised, New York resident Brett (You Gotta Have Balls, 2006, etc.) invests some of her own multicultural back story in her eponymous protagonist, an innocent abroad in a rock-'n'-roll world. Read full book review >
YOU GOTTA HAVE BALLS by Lily Brett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"Light and life-affirming fare about letting go of worry and embracing uncertainty."
The further adventures of a tightly wound Manhattan businesswoman and her infuriatingly easygoing father. Read full book review >
TOO MANY MEN by Lily Brett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2001

"While Australian author Brett's first novel here (stories: What God Wants, 1993) has a historical depth that most tales of father/daughter relationships lack, her inability to weave all its messy elements together keeps it from being much more than a well-researched oddity."
A middle-aged woman returns to Poland with her concentration-camp survivor father but gets mired down in her own neuroses. Read full book review >
WHAT GOD WANTS by Lily Brett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Sketches throughout by David Rankin, the author's husband."
A German native and Australian author evokes the rich texture of modern-day Jewish-Australian life in these 16 engagingly down- to-earth tales—first published in Australia, where they won the 1992 National Steel Award, and Brett's first collection to be published here. Read full book review >