Search Results: "Chloe Aridjis"


BOOK REVIEW

ASUNDER by Chloe Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Dark and peculiar, simultaneously sinister and playful, Aridjis' modern gothic vision will charm those prepared to linger in her cabinet of curiosities."
A self-effacing life devoted to obsessive minutiae is cracked open in this oblique, disturbing, yet oddly compelling tale. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD POET by Homero Aridjis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A fine introduction to a writer who deserves to be better known to English-language readers."
Proust meets magical realism in this searching, lyrical memoir by the Mexican poet and conservationist. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF CLOUDS by Chloe Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"A brief, introverted story."
A debut novel concerning a young Mexican woman's lonely sojourn in Berlin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"Coscarelli's sleek volume is crisply photographed and includes the kind of straightforward, go-to recipes busy foodies can appreciate."
A past winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars presents a cavalcade of easy meatless recipes and culinary notions. Read full book review >

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THE CLOSE by Chloe Breyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A plodding, shallow account of a year in the Christian life."
Harvard grad and social activist Breyer's tale of her first year at an Episcopal seminary in New York City fails to illuminate. Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMY OF DREAMS by Chloe Benjamin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Though Benjamin can turn a nice phrase, this is an uneven first novel."
Dream researchers probe the subconscious, moral responsibility and the power of dreams on waking life. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Benjamin's (The Anatomy of Dreams, 2014) premise situates her novel in magical territory, but the spell doesn't quite work."
A psychic on the Lower East Side tells four children the dates they will die. Only time will tell if her predictions are accurate. Read full book review >

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I'LL TELL YOU IN PERSON by Chloe Caldwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A transitional work that suggests Caldwell has even better books to come."
A major progression finds an essayist outgrowing her self-indulgence. Read full book review >

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GOING OUT IN STYLE by Chloe Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Lippy heroine and pacing a workaholic would love, too much motive crammed into too little space—like a size 16 trying to squeeze into a 10."
Dallas O'Connor, the frazzled stylist for the high-end merchandiser The Store (think Neiman Marcus), becomes the number one suspect when the teenaged modeling sensation Ileana is found dead—knifed to death on the set Dallas spent all night constructing for the retailer's catalogue shoot. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT TREE by Chloe Bonfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A gorgeous reminder that the natural world is perfect and worthy of notice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a natural-world version of Leo Tolstoy's short story "The Three Questions," a boy goes in search of the perfect tree to chop for firewood and finds much more. Read full book review >

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1492 by Homero Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"But the message is muted by the mass of material: 1492 is no 1984."
Mexican writer Aridjis's first novel to appear in English is appropriately topical in period and themebut regrettably muffles its impact in an avalanche of picaresque incidents and Rabelaisian characters. Read full book review >