Books by Linda Grant

WE HAD IT SO GOOD by Linda Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"Although engrossing, there's an emotional vacuum at the heart of this cool, clever critique."
A shrewd baby-boomer chronicle from a prize-winning British writer observes the children of the 1960s turning into conventional adults despite themselves. Read full book review >
THE CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS by Linda Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"Intelligent, distinguished and psychologically astute."
A brilliant little novel—winner of the Orange Prize—concerning family, memory and transformation. Read full book review >
WHEN I LIVED IN MODERN TIMES by Linda Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2001

"A thoughtful, often affecting rumination on the way history affects ordinary people (and vice versa)."
British journalist Grant's first novel to be published in the US (after Remind Me Who I Am, Again, the memoir of her mother's dementia, p. 532) was a financial and critical success abroad, winning the Orange Prize for Fiction. Read full book review >
REMIND ME WHO I AM, AGAIN by Linda Grant
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A graceful and loving meditation on the inevitability of decline, on the wonder of memory. (17 b&w photos)"
British journalist and novelist Grant (Sexing the Millennium, 1994) fashions a stylish, poignant memoir of her mother's losing battle with an insidious form of dementia. Read full book review >
VAMPIRE BYTES by Linda Grant
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 1998

"Much solid background on role-playing games on and off the keyboard, as you'd expect from Grant, though the mystery is negligible and all the characters, from computer geeks to tattooed teen goths to self-righteous adult activists, are a little too simply themselves."
 Matt Demming's never been able to keep his play separate from his work. Read full book review >
LETHAL GENES by Linda Grant
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Bolstered by the kind of hard research that makes Barbara D'Amato's mysteries memorable, it pulses with authority and a beautifully controlled sense of pace."
 Genetically re-engineered corn may not sound sexy to you, but somebody in Kendra Crawford's Berkeley lab thinks it's worth sabotage, theft, and murder. Read full book review >
SEXING THE MILLENNIUM by Linda Grant
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Historians will, rightly, be skeptical of many of Grant's far- fetched comparisons and rash generalizations, but Sexing the Millennium does make a provocative, passionate, and entertaining contribution to current sexual debates."
 In her first book, British journalist Linda Grant has written a lively and anecdotally rich account of sexual revolutions past and present. Read full book review >
A WOMAN'S PLACE by Linda Grant
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 1994

"Otherwise: minimal detection, illogical plotting, and a vanilla psycho as featureless as Catherine herself."
 Gone undercover on the track of a persistent sexual harasser threatening the few mid-level women at the computer firm Systech, San Francisco corporate-security specialist Catherine Sayler (Love Nor Money, 1991, etc.) soon finds that (1) anti-female sentiment at Systech goes a lot deeper than the resentments of KeeGo, the manly, higher-tech concern Systech's just gobbled up; (2) whoever is making the Systech wires hum with scary words and pictures is a genuine sicko who won't stop at murder; and (3) she's become the sicko's latest pin-up girl. Read full book review >
LOVE NOR MONEY by Linda Grant
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

 A two-part case for personality-pale San Francisco p.i. Read full book review >