Books by Lisa Tucker

LISA TUCKER is the author of three novels: the best-selling The Song Reader (Simon & Schuster 2003), which has been published or is forthcoming in the UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, Croatia, France, Thailand, Japan, and Norway; Shout Down the Moon (Simon


THE PROMISED WORLD by Lisa Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"If the characters had as much depth as the plot, this would be a very satisfying novel."
The death of her beloved twin provokes a woman to excavate the fragments of a long-buried past. Read full book review >
THE CURE FOR MODERN LIFE by Lisa Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Not the prescription for what ails the modern reader."
Love triangle among three overachieving schoolmates. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A DAY by Lisa Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A bewildering array of detail offers little to satisfy stylistically."
Tucker's far-fetched, heavily calibrated third novel, after Shout Down the Moon (2004), imagines the splintering effects of trauma on characters destined to meet between Hollywood, N.M. and St. Louis. Read full book review >
SHOUT DOWN THE MOON by Lisa Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Predictable tale of a working-class homegirl making good on her mistakes."
Tucker (The Song Reader, 2003) delivers another brisk hard-luck saga for undemanding readers. Read full book review >
THE SONG READER by Lisa Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"An emotionally pale family romance, though Mary Beth's 'song reading' may well prove its compelling hook."
An unpretentious, simply plotted debut about the lovelorn fortunes, in Tainer, Missouri, of a parentless girl and her older sibling: a sister who has a gift for analyzing the songs in people's heads. Read full book review >