Books by Susanna Moore

THE LIFE OF OBJECTS by Susanna Moore
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Moore's subject is rectitude. Even when the subject matter is graphically horrendous, the narration remains as reserved and understated as the Metzenburgs, who prefer not to reveal how deeply they feel, how willingly they sacrifice, how daringly they risk."
Moore (The Big Girls, 2007, etc.) focuses a narrow flashlight on World War II, specifically the daily struggles of an aristocratic couple that remains in Germany despite abhorring the Third Reich. Read full book review >
LIGHT YEARS by Susanna Moore
Released: March 1, 2008

"Well written and passionate, though frequently frustrating."
A literary journey through memory to childhood in 1950s Hawaii. Read full book review >
THE BIG GIRLS by Susanna Moore
Released: May 7, 2007

"Compelling, although nothing quite jells into clarity."
It's difficult to separate the problems of the prisoners from those of their keepers in this unrelentingly dark multilayered prison drama from Moore (One Last Look, 2003, etc.), told from the point of view of three women and one man. Read full book review >
ONE LAST LOOK by Susanna Moore
Released: Oct. 6, 2003

"When describing her life in India as an 'endless disorderly feast,' Eleanor might well be describing One Last Look: rich, lush, scattered, repetitive, and wonderfully satisfying."
Moore's (In the Cut, 1995, etc.) fictionalized journal, based on actual published diaries, of life among the Raj in the 1830s and '40s depicts the convoluted relationship of the British to their Indian subjects. Read full book review >
IN THE CUT by Susanna Moore
Released: Nov. 7, 1995

"That's what a warning label might tell you. (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
Moore's latest ought to come with a warning label for unwary fans of Sleeping Beauties (1993) and her earlier works. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Moore locates it permanently for us- -just midway between fever dream and fairy tale. (First printing of 35,000)"
Once upon a time, a young girl, fleeing her wicked stepmother, runs away to live with her mysterious aunt and her blind grandmother and grows up to marry a handsome movie star. Read full book review >

Moore's writing, every bit as compelling here as it was in My Old Sweetheart (1982), is even more sure-footed this time around, and so evocative you can almost feel the warm Hawaiian mud between your toes. Read full book review >