Search Results: "David Malouf"


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RANSOM by David Malouf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A splendid, creative précis of ancient events that still reverberate."
The Australian poet of absences and silences reimagines the terror and exhilaration of the Trojan War. Read full book review >

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THE CONVERSATIONS AT CURLOW CREEK by David Malouf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Using material that might have been merely gaudy or melodramatic in less skilled hands, Malouf has shaped a terse, intelligent, resonant meditation on life and loss, again demonstrating that he's one of the brightest and most original of contemporary novelists."
An audacious and deeply moving meditation in fictional form on such essential matters as freedom and identity, explored in a series of conversations and recollections. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING BABYLON by David Malouf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Delicate but relentless in its focus on the manifestations of racial intolerance, this is enhanced by a naturalist's keen eye for detail, bringing landscape and states of mind together in a probing, resonant vision of discovery and despair."
A quietly masterful tale from Australia's colonial past, depicting the savage and painful nuances of racism evoked when a white youth raised by aborigines returns to his own people: from award-winning novelist and poet Malouf (The Great World, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A tidy introduction to basic philosophies and their relation to how we view our happiness."
A slim volume of meditations on the conundrum that is happiness. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE STORIES by David Malouf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2007

"A superb collection of stories that are quiet, assured, lyrical, aching."
A gathering of the short fiction—some of it not so short—of Australia's poet of loneliness. Read full book review >

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DREAM STUFF by David Malouf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2000

"With writing as revelatory as it is eerily precise, that disturbs as much as it satisfies: one and all these masterful stories are such stuff as dreams are made of."
The latest from Australia's acclaimed Malouf (The Conversations at Curlow Creek, 1997, etc.), a wide-ranging collection of nine stories, does nothing to diminish his substantial reputation as a probing writer who time and again finds the mark of truth in a welter of confusion as individuals come face-to-face with the unexpected and unknown. Read full book review >

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THE TRILOGY OF TWO by Juman Malouf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A sketchy, underthought epic, as mannered and artificial as the illustrations. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
In this ambitious debut, two preteen circus musicians visit hidden worlds and uncover not only family secrets, but a scheme to rob this world's children of all their talents. Read full book review >

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IT HAD TO BE YOU by Melissa Malouf
Released: April 20, 1997

"A fiction that mirrors its subjects: passionless and pointless."
This slight and elliptical portrait of a marriage, set in southern California, mimics the brittle repartee of Joan Didion's early fiction, and those are the good parts. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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