Books by Maureen Howard

THE SILVER SCREEN by Maureen Howard
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Meticulous and graceful, though some may find the allusions, dense sentences, and sometimes-opaque narrative a touch rarefied."
A woman renounces a promising film career to raise two children, their life journeys weaving a gossamer tale of transitions and death. Read full book review >
BIG AS LIFE by Maureen Howard
Released: May 21, 2001

"Howard's abundant career has been notable for its inventive amplitude—a feature that her most recent gathering demonstrates with powerful, if occasionally allusive, storytelling."
A trio of tales in the second of Howard's novels (after A Lover's Almanac, 1998) planned for each of the seasons. Spring, in her sophisticated vision, is a time of imaginative generosity, generative creation, and the bright moment when human finitude is brought into relief. Read full book review >
A LOVER'S ALMANAC by Maureen Howard
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A worthy gathering—sometimes Dos Passos, sometimes Faulkner, sometimes Howard—that would have offered greater pleasures, as almanac and otherwise, at, say, two thirds its length."
The attempt here—a novel as expansive as an almanac, with a bit of everything in it—raises Howard's latest sometimes to considerable heights but as often slows it to a crawl through lives and commentary not always interesting enough for the trip. Read full book review >
NATURAL HISTORY by Maureen Howard
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Puzzlingly self-defeating."
James Bray, a Hollywood actor looking for some kind of meaningful resurrection, is drawn back to his Bridgeport, Connecticut, home in search of animating memories of his hard-working detective father and a frustrating murder case he lost during the war—a case involving a socialite and a soldier. Read full book review >