Search Results: "Grace Paley"


BOOK REVIEW

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While this volume of Paley's poetry contains new, unpublished work, it might well be termed a retrospective insofar as it traces the writer's poetic career through four previous collections, the first from back in 1985,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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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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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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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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ONE MORE RIVER by Joan Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Its graphics and design are clear and joyous, and lends itself to a group reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This traditional spiritual is the basis of a new counting book with bright, happy collages of animals entering Noah's ark. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"A harsh but ultimately heartwarming story about moving forward after trauma and loss by making space for new loved ones and new possibilities. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Paley offers a first-person, present-tense account of a puppy's journey through Hurricane Katrina, based on a true story. Read full book review >

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HUGE by Sasha Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2007

"Appalling and simplistic. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A clichéd, moralistic tale of lessons learned at fat camp. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF THE PENIS by Maggie Paley
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1999

"Spirited, filled with fact and some fancy, emphasizing the penis's power to drive male behavior but designed to make both women and men more comfortable with the dreaded word—and perhaps even the actuality—penis."

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LUIGI AND THE BAREFOOT RACES by Dan Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"Cheers for Luigi. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Luigi isn't the biggest or strongest boy in his city neighborhood, but he is most certainly the fastest. Read full book review >

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MASTER OF CEREMONIES by Joel Grey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"An honest, eloquent, memorable autobiography."
The diminutive, unforgettable creator of the emcee in Cabaret both on stage and on screen writes frankly of his diverse career, exacting mother, and public embrace of his homosexuality.Read full book review >

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LISSY’S FRIENDS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Instructions for origami paper crane appended. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lissy feels alone with no friends at her new school. Read full book review >

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OLVINA SWIMS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A refreshing dive into a common anxiety with an uplifting message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bird Convention has ended and it's time for vacation in Hawaii. Read full book review >