Search Results: "Catherine Millet"


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JEALOUSY by Catherine Millet
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Remarkably honest. There is something both sad and deeply satisfying about watching this legendary mistress of emotional bravado crumble."
The famously sexually open memoirist grapples with jealousy. Read full book review >

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THE SEXUAL LIFE OF CATHERINE M. by Catherine Millet
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A bold, intelligent, pioneering tour de force."
The graceful, thoughtful, oddly charming, and profoundly pornographic account of a French intellectual's life of extreme sexuality. Read full book review >

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THE SHIMMERS IN THE NIGHT by Lydia Millet
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Nicely serious eco-fantasy; may volume three have more cohesive internal logic. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The seemingly three-tiered conflict that emerged in Fires Beneath the Sea (2011) coalesces into a single war in this earnest but somewhat haphazard middle volume. Read full book review >

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THE FIRES BENEATH THE SEA by Lydia Millet
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A lush and intelligent opener for a topical eco-fantasy series. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Nature and science in a vivid Cape Cod setting create layers of meaning as 13-year-old Cara and her brothers confront the puzzle of their mother's disappearance. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN INFANT MONKEYS by Lydia Millet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Noble intent, interesting idea, disappointing execution."
Short fiction from risk-taking novelist Millet (How the Dead Dream, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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GHOST LIGHTS by Lydia Millet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Literary fiction with a deep vein of wry social commentary."
Millet's latest opens with T (How the Dead Dream, 2009, etc.) gone missing on the Monkey River. Read full book review >

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PILLS AND STARSHIPS by Lydia Millet
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Detail may be the lifeblood of fiction, but storytelling is its pumping heart; without it, this all-premise effort is DOA. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Millet imagines a dystopic near future in which the well-heeled make death a family affair. Read full book review >

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MAGNIFICENCE by Lydia Millet
Released: Nov. 5, 2012

"The deeply honest, beautiful meditations on love, grief and guilt give way to a curlicued comic-romantic mystery complete with a secret basement and assorted eccentrics."
Millet's conclusion of the trilogy that includes How the Dead Dream (2008) and Ghost Lights (2011) draws a detailed map of the healing process of an adulterous wife who suddenly finds herself a widow. Read full book review >

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THE BODIES OF THE ANCIENTS by Lydia Millet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Memorably unusual but haphazard; the series peaked with its opener, The Fires Beneath the Sea (2011). (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Children, adults, and myriad creatures fight the final battle in a war over climate change. Read full book review >

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OH PURE AND RADIANT HEART by Lydia Millet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2005

"Whatever it takes to put the genie back in the bottle, in other words. Lively, provocative fiction, graced by good writing and a refreshingly offbeat worldview."
Enrico Fermi died in 1954. Leo Szilard died in 1964. Robert Oppenheimer died in 1967. Didn't they? Read full book review >