Search Results: "Anne Enright"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREEN ROAD by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2015

"A subtle, mature reflection on the loop of life from a unique writer of deserved international stature."
When the four adult Madigan children come home for Christmas to visit their widowed mother for the last time before the family house is sold, a familiar landscape of tensions is renewed and reordered. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY’S WEATHER by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Another tour de force from a writer whose voice and perspective mark her as one of the cherishable talents of our era."
The Man Booker Prize-winning Irish writer's new work (The Gathering, 2007, etc.) is a beguiling collection of 31 short stories. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"In rueful, witty, unpredictable and compassionate prose, Enright gives expression to subtle, affecting shades of human interaction."
An adulterous love affair and Ireland's financial collapse overlap in the consistently impressive latest from the Man Booker Prize winner. Read full book review >

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THE WIG MY FATHER WORE by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Not for all tastes, then, but those with a penchant for the delicate and subtle will relish it."
Irish novelist Enright (What Are You Like?, 2000) offers another unusual tale notable for both its lovely language and its mere suggestion of a plot. Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU LIKE? by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The story's structure is too loose to be compelling, but newcomer Enright's lyrical language bespeaks her talent."
This Irish writer's American debut offers stunning images, though not enough story to make the evocative language truly resonant. Read full book review >

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MAKING BABIES by Anne Enright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2012

"A winning and witty take on a well-covered topic."
A dryly humorous memoir/guidebook about pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood by the Man Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist. Read full book review >

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THE GATHERING by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A dreamy, melancholy swirl of a story, wise about the bonds and burdens linking children to each other and their grown selves."
A lyrical meditation on memory and connectedness involving three generations of an Irish family. Read full book review >

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THE PLEASURE OF ELIZA LYNCH by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"A stylish account of the rise (she never actually falls) of a Latin American Moll Flanders—and a further step in Enright's increasingly promising career."
Irish author Enright's lush third novel is a real departure from its predecessors (What Are You Like?, 2000; The Wig My Father Wore, 2001): bleak, blunt studies of lonely women seeking familial and romantic connection. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A graceful tribute and a touching act of gratitude."
An articulate statement of the enduring power of Anne Frank's original work joined with a brief biography, an analysis of the 1955 play and 1959 film based on the diary, some attacks on Holocaust deniers and a few thoughts on approaches to teaching the work. Read full book review >