Search Results: "Francine Prose"


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CARAVAGGIO by Francine Prose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2005

"A fine biography—and a study of why revolutionary art can be reviled in its own time and revered in another."
The life of the 17th-century "sinner-saint" artist Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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BLUE ANGEL by Francine Prose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2000

"An academic comedy of manners as engaging as Richard Russo's Straight Man: Prose once again proves herself one of our great cultural satirists. (Author tour)"
Prose (Guided Tours of Hell . . ., 1997, etc.) returns with a characteristically sly and biting send-up of academia and the political correctness that plagues our days. Read full book review >

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HUNTERS AND GATHERERS by Francine Prose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"An execution as inexplicably lifeless as its heroineand a disappointment from this highly gifted author."
Prose's satirical eye focuses on what should have been an excellent targeta cult of goddess-worshippers intent on healing a lovelorn female's heartbut she fails to hit home with the gleeful vigor so evident in Primitive People (1992) and Bigfoot Dreams (1986). Read full book review >

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GOLDENGROVE by Francine Prose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Arguably a tad too wistfully meditative, Prose's latest novel nevertheless charms and persuades."
The emotional challenges of adolescence are exacerbated by the ordeal of bereavement in Prose's plaintive novel (A Changed Man, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM by Francine Prose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Prose—a master at maintaining a sense of the homogenized texture of American life while celebrating each individual's peculiar experience within it—works these tales of infidelity, envy, fear, and garden-variety confusion into a bright and memorable melody."
More entertaining, offbeat fiction from a proven master of domestic whimsy—author of eight novels and one other story collection (Women and Children First, 1988). Read full book review >

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A CHANGED MAN by Francine Prose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2005

"An edgy, riveting tale, one of Prose's most interesting."
A neo-Nazi abandons his Aryan supremacist buddies and joins a humanitarian relief organization. Read full book review >

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BULLYVILLE by Francine Prose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Someday, this won't matter, but in the meantime, it's just one more flaw in a forced and artificial story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
When eighth-grader Bart Rangely wakes with a fever, his mother stays home from work. Read full book review >

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AFTER by Francine Prose
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Could have been even scarier if the administrative power had snowballed rather than possessing total control from the beginning, but still an unsettling piece for modern times. (Fiction. YA)"
A disturbing foray into a contemporary America where protection and safety have become labels for repression and murder. Read full book review >

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SICILIAN ODYSSEY by Francine Prose
Released: March 4, 2003

"The author's Sicilian Odyssey was brief but intense, spent peering indefatigably behind or underneath the deceptively obvious. (Photographs)"
If the gods couldn't get enough of Sicily, figures novelist Prose (Blue Angel, 2000, etc.), the island must have plenty going for it—and she's right. Read full book review >

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PEGGY GUGGENHEIM by Francine Prose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An adroit and lively portrait."
The latest in the Jewish Lives series focuses on a flamboyant champion of modern art. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"Guided Tours of Hell''— exact, unsparing—is a superb, powerful work. (Author tour)"
Two startling novellas offering meticulous explorations of the power of self-delusion, and featuring some none-too-innocent Americans abroad in the confusing precincts of contemporary Europe. Read full book review >

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THE TURNING by Francine Prose
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Not enough scare there. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Henry James' The Turn of the Screw is the inspiration for this epistolary novel by Francine Prose. Read full book review >