Books by Madeleine Blais

TO THE NEW OWNERS by Madeleine Blais
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2017

"If not quite as funny as billed, there remains much gentle humor and a certain elegiac sweetness that more than compensates—that, and a touching coda."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author gives a familial face to the mystique of Martha's Vineyard in this unfailingly charming reminiscence of summers spent on the island. Read full book review >
UPHILL WALKERS by Madeleine Blais
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"An unfocused account that is intermittently moving but terribly unbalanced."
A disjointed memoir of an Irish-American childhood in rural Massachusetts during the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >
IN THESE GIRLS HOPE IS A MUSCLE by Madeleine Blais
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"There might be an insightful book to be written on the subject of girls' basketball, but this isn't it. (First printing of 35,000; author tour)"
A close-up look at the championship season of a girls' high school basketball team that only the team's members and their families will find compelling. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"It's in portraying these marginal lives that she's most effective. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
Fifteen brief but sensitive vignettes and a longer epilogue by Blais (Journalism/Univ. of Mass. at Amherst), a Pulitzer-winning former writer for the Miami Herald. Read full book review >