Search Results: "Carole Maso"


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THE AMERICAN WOMAN IN THE CHINESE HAT by Carole Maso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1994

"All voice and no story."
Exquisite stylist Maso (The Art Lover, 1990) pursues a form for her lushly hysterical phrase-spinning. Read full book review >

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MOTHER AND CHILD by Carole Maso
Released: July 10, 2012

"Only for the most determined aficionados of the avant-garde."
More gorgeously written, dramatically inert fiction from Maso (Defiance, 1998, etc.), this time set in a vaguely apocalyptic landscape. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A remarkable exploration of pregnancy."
The diary of Maso's (Defiance, 1998, etc.) pregnancy. Read full book review >

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DEFIANCE by Carole Maso
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Maso's still a writer burdened by an agenda, but here she's grounded her protagonist's fulminations in a recognizable reality and in a manner that makes this at once her most convincingly textured and technically accomplished novel. (Author tour)"
A vivid rendering of the psyche of an unregenerate murderess breathes life into this impressive if typically irritating sixth novel from the prolific author of such postmodernist misfires as AVA (1993, not reviewed) and Ghost Dance (1996). Read full book review >

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AUREOLE by Carol Maso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"In all, turgid and pompous."
An astonishingly vapid pornographic fantasy, from the Brown/Columbia professor whose previous labors in this vineyard (The American Woman in the Chinese Hat, 1994, etc.) have been praised by some as masterly. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY HILL by Carole O’Malley Gaunt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"The many full conversations are not transcripts of actual dialogue, yet they have the ring of truth—as do all these recollections of the loneliness of a girl growing up first without a mother and then without a father."
The pain-filled life of a teenager who lost her mother to cancer when she was 13 and her father to booze when she was 16. Read full book review >

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ORIGINS OF THE UNIVERSE AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS by Carole Firstman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A saddening but ultimately redeeming memoir that, though well-paced and well-told, is of limited appeal."
Life with father isn't always the stuff of greeting cards. Read full book review >

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Build Your A-Game by Carole Sacino
NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2014

"An often insightful book that focuses on women's challenges and celebrates the power of choice."
An executive coach offers a motivational prescription for women who want to make their marks in business. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE OF WHISPERS by Carole Martinez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Transient in impact, but a powerfully visualized magic-realist fable."
Rather than marry a brute, a 12th-century damsel opts for the life of an anchoress, walled up in a cell, in this mystical French story infused with fairy tale and feminism. Read full book review >

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DRAGON MOON by Carole Wilkinson
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"For all the tale's uneven pacing and quality, Ping's loyalty, intelligence and tenacity make her an admirable character, and dracophiles will enjoy watching the puppylike Kai at least begin (dragons are very long-lived) to come into his own. (glossary, Pinyin pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Young Ping at last finds a haven for her beloved dragon hatchling Kai in this contrived but adequate conclusion to a trilogy that began with Dragon Keeper (2005). Read full book review >