Search Results: "Jim Crace"


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ALL THAT FOLLOWS by Jim Crace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"Though Crace is never dull, nothing else catches fire like that wonderful description of Leonard's solo gig."
In this near-future novel, British author Crace (The Pesthouse, 2007, etc.) examines the meaning of courage for one jazz musician. Read full book review >

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GENESIS by Jim Crace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"It's no secret by now that Crace is one of England's finest. His prose is rich yet lean as he dives into life's chaos, surfacing, every time, with the mot juste."
Surveying the great dance of sex and procreation, Crace's erotically charged eighth zeroes in on one freakishly fertile individual: another dazzling, imaginative feast from this British author. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF STONES by Jim Crace
Released: April 17, 1989

A freely written, powerfully told tale from British prize-winning author Crace (Continent, 1987)—at once a meditation on craft and fiction, art and order, the place of storytelling and the shape of society, and an immediate, captivating, resonant piece of storytelling itself. Read full book review >

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SIGNALS OF DISTRESS by Jim Crace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Human nature in all its tangled glory is quietly but powerfully evoked, along with a tangy, lasting impression of the intricate life of those who dwell between land and sea."
Yet another rich, rewarding novel from Britain's acclaimed Crace (Arcadia, 1992, etc.), this set in an 1830s English coastal town where an early winter storm brings unexpected visitors and, for some, unsettling complications. Read full book review >

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HARVEST by Jim Crace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Crace continues to occupy a singular place in contemporary literature."
Rarely does language so plainspoken and elemental tell a story so richly open to interpretation on so many different levels. Read full book review >

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QUARANTINE by Jim Crace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"A flawlessly presented tale (shortlisted for the Booker Prize) that opens a window on human aspiration and folly, its revelations full of grit and glory."
Moving from the sea's edge of his last novel, Signals of Distress (1995), to the wind-whipped desert of Judea, England's Crace reconfigures Christ's forty days of temptation in a mesmerizing story of spiritual quest and human failing. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S LARDER by Jim Crace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"As one Crace character puts it, 'Life is uncertain. Eat the pudding first.' Readers would be well advised not to bypass a morsel of this sumptuous fictional feast."
The award-winning British author of such inventive and memorable fiction as Quarantine (1997) and Being Dead (2000) enters new territory with this beguiling collection of 64 very short stories about what may as well be called the metaphysics of food. Read full book review >

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ARCADIA by Jim Crace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 1992

"Read this for its story, and you'll feel shortchanged; read it for its rich texture, with influences running the gamut from Robert Browning to speculative fiction, and you'll feel amply rewarded."
The British Crace maintains his reputation as a bold fabulist with this third novel (Continent; The Gift of Stones) about urban man nourished by fictions of his rural past. Read full book review >

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THE PESTHOUSE by Jim Crace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A novel that finds redemptive possibility where going forward, going backward and staying put seem equally perilous."
A powerful but subtly rendered novel about the choices people make when there seem to be no choices. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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CRINKLEROOT'S GUIDE TO GIVING BACK TO NATURE by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Renewed public interest in a 'green' world makes this a timely and welcome return for Crinkleroot. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Forest-dweller Crinkleroot reappears to lead 21st-century readers outdoors, urging them to appreciate and give back to nature. Read full book review >