Search Results: "Jeanette Winterson"


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THE GAP OF TIME by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Ponderous comic sections are redeemed by flights of epigrammatic lyricism that twist cynicism into hope."
Shakespeare did a pretty good job with his plays, but Hogarth Press is putting out a series of rewrites by contemporary novelists. This is Winterson's version of A Winter's Tale. Read full book review >

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THE DAYLIGHT GATE by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An electrifying entertainment."
Witchcraft in 17th-century England: from the prolific British author (The StoneGods, 2008, etc.), a nightmarish novella that burns like a hot coal. Read full book review >

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ART AND LIES by Jeanette Winterson
Released: March 23, 1995

"Better in the parts than the whole, seeming more an excuse for a book than a book in itself."
In what is more a brilliant if idiosyncratic colloquium than a conventional story, Winterson's symbolic protagonists discuss, opine, and reminisce as they travel together on a high-speed train. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD AND OTHER PLACES by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Neither 'realistic' nor 'surrealistic,' but work that oddly alchemizes the virtues of both."
Astringently playful stories, written over 12 years, by the Whitbread Award—winning British novelist (Gut Symmetries, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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GUT SYMMETRIES by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1997

"A major book, by any standard. (First printing of 40,000)"
Always a narrative daredevil and linguistic voluptuary, Winterson (Art and Lies, 1995, etc.) sustains a level of writing here that's at once incantatory, discursive, and passionate: a breath-taking Joycean romp that explores the mysteries of love in a world freed from common sense by the wonders of modern math and physics. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS DAYS by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Spooky, inventive, funny, maybe a tad didactic or cloying here and there, Winterson's mixed bag of fictional treats has a 19th-century charm much needed in the grim 21st."
Ghosts, fairies, self-revelation, and friendly seasonal recipes give this collection a potentially wide-ranging appeal for readers as well as gift shoppers. Read full book review >

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THE STONE GODS by Jeanette Winterson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Vonnegut did it better."
Characters named Billie Crusoe, Friday and Captain Handsome make it hard to take this novel as seriously as the author does. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Despite their occasional glimmerings, few of these essays measure up to even the briefest paragraphs from one of Winterson's novels."
A self-important grab bag of essays on art, sex, and writing by one of England's preeminent literary talents. Read full book review >

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WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL? by Jeanette Winterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"A moving, honest look at life as an abused adopted child."
Acclaimed novelist Winterson (The Battle of the Sun, 2010, etc.) revisits her difficult childhood as an adoptee, chronicling the search for her biological mother. Read full book review >

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TANGLEWRECK by Jeanette Winterson
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Give this book to readers of William Sleator's Marco's Millions (2001) and Last Universe (2005), and Suzanne Collins's Underland Chronicles. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Quantum mechanics, psychic powers and alchemy blend with adventure in an appealing read for fantasy and science- fiction fans alike. Read full book review >

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LIGHTHOUSEKEEPING by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Uneven work from this always provocative writer."
"The continuous narrative of existence is a lie . . . there are lit-up moments, and the rest is dark." Winterson's latest is all about light and dark, love and its absence. Read full book review >

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THE POWERBOOK by Jeanette Winterson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2000

"Much of the time arresting, thought-provoking, and delightful; for much of the remainder, oddly static and repetitive."
Winterson (Gut Symmetries, 1997; The World and Other Places, 1999; etc.) offers up a show-think-talk-imagine computerescent kaleidoscope that at its heart is—well, a love story of endless yearning. Read full book review >