Search Results: "Grace Paley"


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A GRACE PALEY READER by Grace Paley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Think of the pieces here as a series of scale models that together encapsulate Paley's generous sensibility."
Has there ever been an author like Paley? Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The few examples of Paley's didacticism on behalf of the causes she espouses may be overlooked in favor of her more general instruction by poetic example."
While this volume of Paley's poetry contains new, unpublished work, it might well be termed a retrospective insofar as it traces the writer's poetic career through four previous collections, the first from back in 1985, with poems of even earlier vintage included. Read full book review >

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JUST AS I THOUGHT by Grace Paley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"A book to be dipped into repeatedly, if not read cover-to-cover, but a fine companion to Paley's memorable fictions."
The inimitable Paley has already given us her Collected Stories (1994); now we get a collection of nonfiction, drawn from the past 30 years. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES by Grace Paley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Paley writes with a declarative elegance all her own, and her best characters display a dogged courage to be confused and curious about their lives."
Grace Paley hasn't written much, but the stories she has written are gems, and all of them (from The Little Disturbances of Man; Enormous Changes at the Last Minute; and Later the Same Day) are collected here. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Paul Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"This is a writer who wrenches beauty even from the horror that makes a starving girl think her 'blood is trickling over the rocks of my bones.'"
A gifted Irish author offers another take on his country's Great Famine through the eyes of a teenage girl as she travels through a land wracked by want. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Natashia Deón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A haunting, visceral novel that heralds the birth of a powerful new voice in American fiction."
Fifteen-year-old Naomi flees slavery in Alabama for a better life of freedom up North—only to run into trouble along the way. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Grace Coddington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Great read for those interested in events in the fashion industry and the personalities who shape it."
A lively glimpse of the fashion industry and the characters behind it from American Vogue creative director Coddington. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A unique perspective on a period of critical transformations in China. (b&w photos)"
The extraordinary life of a courageous, outspoken American woman who survived 40 years of upheaval in 20th-century China. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Elizabeth Scott
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Moody and compelling, without the easy moralizing so common in dystopian settings. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
In a hellish country ruled by megalomaniac Keran Berj, Grace has been raised by the People, a freedom-fighting sect dedicated to the overthrow of Keran Berj, to be an Angel. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Jill Paton Walsh
ADVENTURE
Released: June 3, 1992

"A provocative contrast to Avi's Nothing But the Truth (1991). (Fiction. 11+)"
At dawn on a stormy morning in 1838, Grace Darling, 22, a lighthouse keeper's daughter off England's northeast coast, spied a wreck and nine survivors. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Calvin Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2015

"A muddled spiritual inventory that could have used a lighter touch."
An American man's existential journey is aided by various women in Baker's cerebral fourth novel (Dominion, 2006, etc.).Read full book review >

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GRACE by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2005

"Slenderly executed work of stunning emotional magnitude."
An elderly man dying of cancer finds redemption through his wife's love, in this Norwegian novelist's minimally drawn, quietly detached, very moving third outing (Stella Descending, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >