Search Results: "Joan Silber"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"A short but compelling work in praise of its subject."
Veteran biographer Spoto (Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, 2006, etc.) takes a fresh look at the much-analyzed Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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THE SIZE OF THE WORLD by Joan Silber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Silber guides the reader expertly through the narrative maze, elegantly exploring the subtleties of human interaction."
The size of the world turns out to be astonishingly large but also intimately connected, as this novel moves us dexterously across several generations, from Thailand to Vietnam, to Mexico and the United States. Read full book review >

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IN MY OTHER LIFE by Joan Silber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Finely wrought tales, but the characters, no matter how varied, seem clichéd and their pasts contrived."
Twelve elegant but underpowered stories from Hemingway/PEN Award-winner Silber (In the City, 1987, etc.), charting the lives of those who, after misspent youth, settle down for the duration and ponder the changes. Read full book review >

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FOOLS by Joan Silber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2013

"A thought-provoking collection; 'Buying and Selling' is particularly strong."
A sequence of six linked stories explores the lives of those who risk something for their ideals, which is not the same as, and produces quite different results from, risking something for one's beliefs. Read full book review >

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"An engrossing religious and historical account that would make a valuable companion to a high school history unit on Joan of Arc."
Debut YA that fictionalizes the life of Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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HOUSEHOLD WORDS by Joan Silber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"Hardly new to the scene, this reprint may draw deserved attention to Silber's later work."
Twenty-five years after its release, Norton is reissuing Silber's debut novel of a Jewish housewife, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award. Read full book review >

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IDEAS OF HEAVEN by Joan Silber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Silber travels the globe and the centuries with ease. If more collections were like this one, readers would gladly abandon the novel."
Six stories, delicately intertwined "by a great net of glorious strands," in a standout second collection from Silber (In My Other Life, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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LUCKY US by Joan Silber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2001

"Refreshingly unsentimental: Silber writes with a modest intimacy that brings her characters to heartbreaking clarity even as she remains true to the ambiguities that plague every life—and love."
Silber's acutely observed fourth (In My Other Life, 2000, etc.) follows the trail of emotions left behind an HIV diagnosis as it touches the lives of one New York City couple. Read full book review >

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JOAN MITCHELL by Patricia Albers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A revealing portrait of a complex personality, this biography provides insight into the work of a master artist, but is perhaps too detailed to appeal to casual readers."
Independent curator Albers (Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti, 2002) presents a sizable biography of Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist painters who changed the face of the art world in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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RED JOAN by Jennie Rooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"This spy novel reveals itself at a calm pace through the memories of a loving woman. It is elegantly written and probes the value of loyalty to a meaningful life."
A World War II spy novel that delves into the complex reasons for betrayals of both country and friends.  Read full book review >

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JOAN OF ARC by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A young female hero par excellence. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Joan of Arc's story told in the ravishing line and color of Demi's art. Read full book review >

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JOAN CRAWFORD by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Bedroom noir."
A flat, superficial biography that obsesses over Crawford's sex life as intensely as Crawford reportedly obsessed over having sex. Read full book review >