Search Results: "Anne Enright"


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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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THE WALLED GARDEN by Rosemary Enright
Released: July 22, 1993

"Routine throughout, with Yorkshire and inhabitants as quaint as can be."
Run of the mill-town first hardcover for British writer Enright, this featuring a dutiful little wife who, married to a scoundrel, takes wing, moves to a lovely English village, founds her own business—and hits happiness head-on. Read full book review >

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THE SATURDAYS by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 9, 1941

"And each one is a personality in his or her right."
A delightful family story, built around an original pattern. Read full book review >

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THIMBLE SUMMER by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Aug. 18, 1928

I liked this story of the events through the summer months on a Wisconsin farm, events with enough element of surprise and adventure and yet sound in content and with a good deal about the round of activities, — barn raising, threshing, etc. The title comes from the feeling on the part of the small heroine that her finding of the thimble had brought luck to the farm. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 1959

"Literate and likable."
16 short stories (with a dividend in the title piece which improvises three variations on a curious Latin phrase) again display this author's qualities of grace and imagination, ability to pinpoint incidents sharply and to hold a mood or feeling firmly. Read full book review >