Search Results: "Alice Mattison"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A generous, empathetic writer's companion."
Encouragement to imagine, write, and revise. Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING OF THE TWO-HEADED WOMAN by Alice Mattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Bracingly serious but without pretension, Mattison's voice is like that of no one else writing today: the demands she makes of her readers are difficult but exhilarating."
A rigorous novel about a woman whose profession speaks volumes about her own inner life. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF ANDY BURNS by Alice Mattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1993

"Mattison goes deeper in her longer fiction."
Mattison (Field of Stars, 1992) offers a comfortable—if not particularly dynamic—first collection of slice-of-life stories, many previously published in The New Yorker or quarterlies. Read full book review >

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FIELD OF STARS by Alice Mattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 1992

"Honest and sensitive—a pleasure to read."
A female coming-of-age-in-the-Sixties tale that's more complex, perceptive, and intriguing than most. Read full book review >

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MEN GIVING MONEY, WOMEN YELLING by Alice Mattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Sebastian Squirrel''), both moving and entirely convincing."
Fifteen interlinked stories in a salty, tough-minded third collection from Mattison (Great Wits, 1988; The Flight of Andy Burns, 1993). Read full book review >

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NOTHING IS QUITE FORGOTTEN IN BROOKLYN by Alice Mattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Reconstructing Marlene's malfeasance makes for a pleasant puzzle, but the real pleasure here is time spent with the less flamboyant characters as they cope with more mundane upsets."
A woman confronts suspicious circumstances surrounding her mother's death 14 years earlier. Read full book review >

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HILDA AND PEARL by Alice Mattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 1995

"Restrained and poignant drama."
After an initial wrong turn, this rich novel careens down a road lined with complex personalities and some wonderful scenery. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK BORROWER by Alice Mattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A rich, textured exploration of misfortune and its consequences: a book that will reward any reader willing to go slowly and absorb its course."
Mattison's third novel (after Hilda and Pearl, 1995, etc.) is actually a successful graft of two tales: one written by a 1920s feminist and radical, the other about the woman who reads that "first book" in the late 20th century. Read full book review >

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GREEN ANGEL by Alice Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Hoffman's other 'crossover' novels have been criticized as heavy-handed; here she shows a more delicate touch. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In oblique response to the events of 9/11, Hoffman (Indigo, 2002, etc.) crafts this otherworldly tale of an orphan giving and receiving help in the wake of a massive disaster. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF NO RAIN by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2003

"The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work. (map, introduction) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The year 1999 in South Sudan was one of no rain and little mercy. Read full book review >

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I AM THE CAT by Alice Schertle
Released: March 1, 1999

"Children will rush to find cats, rabbits, mice, and T-rexes Buehner shows hiding in the rain puddles of a city street or the cracks of a broken headlight, posing as clouds or doubling as leaves in a field. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
PLB 0-688-13154-9 All aspects of the personality of a cat, no matter how maligned, are seen through a set of witty poems and pictures full of visual puns. Read full book review >