Search Results: "Ann Goldstein"


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MR. GWYN by Alessandro Baricco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"Although the events he recounts remain cryptic, Baricco's style is lucid, and the appearance-versus-reality mind games he plays with his readers are fascinating."
Two novellas, thematically related by the theme of love...or the lack of love. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1999

A WEAKNESS FOR ALMOST EVERYTHINGNotes on Life, Gastronomy, and TravelBuzzi, Aldo Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The enigmatic Ferrante, whose identity remains the subject of international literary gossip, has created a mythic portrait of a female friendship in the chthonian world of postwar Naples."
Inexorable seismic changes—in society and in the lives of two female friends—mark the final volume of Ferrante's Neapolitan series. Read full book review >

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THE WORST INTENTIONS by Alessandro Piperno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Plenty of coming-of-age novels are more cohesive and coherent than this."
A prize-winning, controversy-stirring novel in the author's native Italy, this debut won't likely have a similar impact Stateside. Read full book review >

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FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON by Milena Agus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"A lush, haunting portrait of an artist born before her time."
In this debut novel, which made a splash when released in the author's native Italy, a young Italian woman recounts the bittersweet life of her eccentric Sardinian grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF A NEW NAME by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Admirers of Ferrante's work will eagerly await the third volume."
Roman à clef by the reclusive author who writes under the name Elena Ferrante (The Lost Daughter, 2008, etc.): a beautifully written portrait of a sometimes difficult friendship. Read full book review >

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IN OTHER WORDS by Jhumpa Lahiri
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words."
In a perfectly titled memoir, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist chronicles her efforts to learn and write Italian. Read full book review >

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THE LOST DAUGHTER by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Does little to illuminate a familiar conflict."
In this latest from the pseudonymous Italian Ferrante (Troubling Love, 2006, etc.), a middle-aged woman spends her summer vacation meditating about motherhood. Read full book review >

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THE BEACH AT NIGHT by Elena Ferrante
by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Mara Cerri, translated by Ann Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"For Ferrante's adult fans who are longing for occasional pictures to accompany her words. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A once-favored doll abandoned at the beach anguishes at her fate. Read full book review >

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CITY by Alessandro Baricco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2002

"Reading City is like trying to play a newly marketed game whose rules aren't included in the package."
The fourth novel from the Italian author of Silk (1997) and Ocean Sea (1999) is a manic comedy set in the US, about the process of storytelling, as performed by its two protagonists: a precocious 13-year-old boy improbably called Gould, who recounts a rags-to-riches story of an unlikely boxing champion to two effectively captive listeners, and Gould's paid companion (and eventual surrogate mother), the even more improbably named—and characterized—Shatzy Shell. Read full book review >

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THIS HAS HAPPENED by Piera Sonnino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"An important contribution to Holocaust literature."
A moving account of a family caught up in the Shoah. Read full book review >

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AN ILIAD by Alessandro Baricco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2006

"Both celebration and condemnation of war, this Iliad manages to speak to yet another generation that needs desperately to hear its message."
One of the greatest stories of all time is briskly retold in the award-winning Italian author's fifth novel (Without Blood, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >