Search Results: "Elizabeth Nunez"


BOOK REVIEW

PROSPERO’S DAUGHTER by Elizabeth Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Simply wonderful."
Exquisite retelling of The Tempest, set in a leper colony off the coast of Trinidad in 1961. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Mildly revisionist, well-argued, and thoroughly satisfying."
There is no shortage of biographies of Britain's Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but readers should pay attention to this thoughtful, often ingenious account. Read full book review >

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EVEN IN PARADISE by Elizabeth Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A dazzling, epic triumph."
Nunez (Not for Everyday Use, 2014, etc.) spins a Shakespearean tale of patriarch Peter Duckworth, a wealthy Trinidadian landowner of European descent who divides his Barbados estate among his three daughters and sets off a disastrous series of events.Read full book review >

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BRUISED HIBISCUS by Elizabeth Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Lovely in parts, but finally spoiled by its excesses of language, plot, and metaphor."
Set in Trinidad during the 1950s, this dense, often convoluted novel loosely intertwines the stories of two women, each trapped in a loveless, degrading marriage. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by David Starkey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2000

"Reveals a livelier Liz: lovely, clever, wise, and—like all the other Tudors—possessed of the 'besetting sin' of 'rapacity.' (16 pp. color photos and illustrations)"
In brisk, bracing prose, a freelance historian follows England's first Queen Elizabeth from birth to the early days of her reign. Read full book review >

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DISCRETION by Elizabeth Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Much ado."
A story of obsessive love, in a fourth novel from the American Book Award winner (Bruised Hibiscus, 2000). Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Sarah Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1996

"No tabloid hype here, but this authoritative biography has enough revealing nuggets scattered through an otherwise flat narrative to keep a royal watcher enthralled. (17 color and 39 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
In the year of her 70th birthday, Elizabeth II of England comes under scrutiny as mother (not quite good enough), wife (better), and constitutional monarch (outstanding). Read full book review >

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NOT FOR EVERYDAY USE by Elizabeth Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"An intriguing, sometimes-rambling yet courageous memoir."
Her mother's death prompts a writer to examine her relationship with her family. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Elizabeth Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Muted, somewhat anemic, minus the florid excesses of Nunez's previous four (Discretion, 2001, etc.)."
Love grows cold during a Brooklyn winter, in an equally chilly tale from Nunez. Read full book review >

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BOUNDARIES by Elizabeth Nunez
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A thoughtful literary novel exploring the shadows of cultural identity and the mirage of assimilation."
A "Pandora's box of the whys" has earned Anna Sinclair, a Caribbean-American immigrant, the position of editor of Equiano, a specialty imprint of Windsor, a New York publishing house. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"One of the best biographies of Elizabeth ever."
The Whitbread Award-winning author delivers an outstanding biography of Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Moloney says she found her voice through writing her memoir; readers, however, may not be able to follow what she's saying."
Ex-nun Moloney's debut memoir chronicles a life bound by the expectations of others, turned around with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, Jungian analysis and New Age spirituality. Read full book review >