Search Results: "Annie Proulx"


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BARKSKINS by Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Another tremendous book from Proulx, sure to find and enthrall many readers."
Renowned author Proulx (Bird Cloud: A Memoir, 2011, etc.) moves into Michener territory with a vast multigenerational story of the North Woods.Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1988

"Sharp-eyed in their execution, but often less so in what lies beneath."
Short stories about life in today's rural New England: expertly commanding in their detail of the daily life of farming and hunting, but offering little by way of originality of idea. Read full book review >

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ACCORDION CRIMES by E. Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"The popular-literary audience that loved The Shipping News will devour this big novel as well."
Proulx's third novel, and first since the spectacular success of her Pulitzer—winning The Shipping News (1993), is a panoramic mosaic of the immigrant experience in 20th century America that confirms her oft-noted similarity to Steinbeck—and offers the most comprehensive survey of working-class life since Dos Passos's U.S.A. trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE SHIPPING NEWS by E. Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 1993

"Proulx does okay by Newfoundland (though she won't help tourism any), but Quoyle, the poor turkey, is a fatal self- inflicted wound."
Life was hard for Proulx's people in Heart Songs (1988) and Postcards (1991), and it's no easier for them in this dreary second novel, as they battle the elements (and their private demons) in Newfoundland. Read full book review >

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FINE JUST THE WAY IT IS by Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Maybe a third of these nine stories rank with her best; the slightest seem like filler."
Setting not only shapes but dwarfs the protagonists in the third collection of short stories by Proulx since her relocation to Wyoming. Read full book review >

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BAD DIRT by Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"One of our best writers gives us her best book."
The much-honored author tightens her grip on the laureateship of western working-class America in this follow-up to Close Range: Wyoming Stories 1 (1999). Read full book review >

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THAT OLD ACE IN THE HOLE by Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2002

"Funny, deft, and sharply told, Proulx's latest (after Close Range, 1999) suffers from excessive local color in parts, but it's engaging and worthwhile—if not up to her usual level."
A kind of Rake's Progress set in the Texas panhandle, where a slick Denver hustler goes to fleece the rubes and ends up going over to their side. Read full book review >

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BIRD CLOUD by Annie Proulx
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A low-key, pleasing account of finding home—the place, 'perhaps, where I will end my days'—by an accomplished storyteller."
Novelist Proulx (Fine Just the Way It Is: Wyoming Stories 3, 2008, etc.), the laureate of the Wyoming outback and the Canadian shore, returns to familiar haunts—this time in real life. Read full book review >

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CLOSE RANGE by Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 1999

"Nobody else writes like this, and Proulx has never written better."
A vigorous second collection from Proulx (after Heart Songs and Other Stories, 1988): eleven nicely varied stories set in the roughhewn wasteland that one narrator calls a "97,000-square-miles dog's breakfast of outside exploiters, Republican ranchers and scenery." Read full book review >

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POSTCARDS by E. Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 1992

"Promising work, providing that Proulx discovers a few colors on the other side of the spectrum in novel number two."
Proulx staked her claim on the rocky soil of New England gothic in a collection called Heart Songs and Other Stories (1988), and puts down roots there in this dark debut novel that chronicles the slow diaspora and death of a Vermont farm family. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1997 by E. Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"All in all, a strong sampling of what the major magazines (the New Yorker, Paris Review, GQ, etc.) are publishing these days."
Over 80 years old, this admirable series might consider a new rule: No stories included that will appear in book form before the "best" volume does. Read full book review >

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ANTHEM OF A RELUCTANT PROPHET by Joanne Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A debut novel that's sharp, edgy and slightly skewed—all qualities Luke consummately embodies."
Wise-ass narrator Luke Hunter is given to premonitions about death—some true, some false—and eventually has what he might call a spiritual-like epiphany. Read full book review >