Search Results: "Karen Joy Fowler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWEETHEART SEASON by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Narrated by a grown daughter of one of the nine ballplaying millhands (the one who ends up marrying coach-turned-hero Walter), this is a mixed bag: alternately a romp and a slog. (Author tour)"
A sluggish though skillful second novel from the author of Sarah Canary (1991). Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES by Karen Joy Fowler
Released: May 30, 2013

"A fantastic novel: technically and intellectually complex, while emotionally gripping."
What is the boundary between human and animal beings and what happens when that boundary is blurred are two of many questions raised in Fowler's provocative sixth novel (The Jane Austen Book Club, 2004, etc.), the narration of a young woman grieving over her lost sister, who happens to be a chimpanzee. Read full book review >

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WIT’S END by Karen Joy Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Fowler's clever insights eventually sink in as more profound than they initially seemed."
A prickly, computer-age take on the mystery genre, from Fowler (The Jane Austen Book Club, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Bright, engaging, dexterous literary entertainment for everyone, though with many special treats and pleasures for Janeites."
The estimable Fowler (Sister Noon, 2001, etc.) offers a real delight as she follows the lives of six members of a book club. Read full book review >

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SISTER NOON by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2001

"An inventive, elegantly constructed, ably written peek into the secret lives of women from a historical perspective."
In Fowler's latest (The Sweetheart Season, 1996, etc.), a shady lady from New Orleans crosses paths with a respectable spinster in Gilded Age San Francisco. Read full book review >

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BLACK GLASS by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Accomplished, risk-taking, exciting new work from one of our most interesting writers."
Fifteen ferociously imaginative and provocative new stories from the author of a previous collection (Artificial Things, not reviewed) and the highly regarded novels Sarah Canary (1991) and The Sweetheart Season (1996). Read full book review >

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SARAH CANARY by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

Fowler's remarkable debut recounts the 19-century adventures of a mysterious wild woman—and of the Chinese railway worker, insane-asylum escapee, suffragette, and exhibiter of circus freaks who pursue her through the Washington Territory—in this baroque tale of mystery, cruelty, and wonder as bombastically excessive as Barnum and Bailey itself. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2016 by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A set of primal, classic-seeming tales from our past, present, and future."
The second in an annual series of intellectually demanding genre anthologies. Read full book review >

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JOY by Abigail Santamaria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."
A woman's quest for faith and love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"In the interim, however, this serves as a fine introduction to a stimulating thinker whose influence continues to rise as therapy becomes more pragmatic and less dogmatic."
Eminently useful, although somewhat contradictory, this admiring intellectual biography of an iconoclastic psychoanalyst recapitulates the strengths and weaknesses of its subject's thought. Read full book review >

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Joy by Lucindi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Sweet reflections on adopting a positive perspective."
A career woman-turned­-stay-at-home mother shares her thoughts on embracing inner joy in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >

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JOY by Marsha Hunt
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Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Hunt, famous for 15 minutes during the late Sixties as the Broadway star of Hair and the mother of Mick Jagger's first child, makes her fiction debut with a dark, flash-backed tale about three poor black sisters—and a God-fearing old woman—burned by fleeting fame. Read full book review >