Books by Paule Marshall

TRIANGULAR ROAD by Paule Marshall
Released: March 1, 2009

"An elegantly written memoir that reflects more on world history than on personal history."
Marshall (Literature and Culture/New York Univ.; The Fisher King, 2000, etc.) recounts her coming of age in Brooklyn, the Caribbean and Africa. Read full book review >
THE FISHER KING by Paule Marshall
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Several distinct voices and points of view develop this multilayered narrative, reminiscent of jazz improvisations that explore a melody in different ways. But Marshall's undisciplined prose doesn't have the sensual immediacy of music: ultimately the effect is more confusing than lyrical."
Two feuding Brooklyn families—West Indian and American—come to terms with the past when a young great-grandson arrives in their midst. Read full book review >
DAUGHTERS by Paule Marshall
Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"Marshall's obvious affection for her hurting island warms the heart, but it's not enough."
Marshall's first novel since Praisesong for the Widow (1983) spans some 40 years and moves between contemporary New York and the (invented) Caribbean island of Triunion. Read full book review >