Search Results: "Lillian Corti"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRE OF ORIGINS by Emmanuel Dongala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A great African novel. Not to be missed."
The history of a beleaguered African nation is encapsulated in this moving allegorical novel (originally published in French in 1987), by a Congolese author who now teaches at Bard College. Read full book review >

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THE BIG LITTLE OTTER by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Hoban is perfectly in tune with the yearnings of preschoolers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Hoban (Arthur's Camp-Out, 1993, etc.) has created a honey of a board book (as well as its companion, Big Little Lion, ISBN 0- 694-00851-6) that addresses the timeworn complaint of youngsters who believe they aren't being treated like the big kids they wish they were. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S CAMP-OUT by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"The good humor of Hoban's naturally cadenced dialogue and realistic detail mellows the message, while the childlike characters are as likable in her full-color mixed media art as in the text. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
In a ninth ``I Can Read'' about the popular Arthur, his smug superiority to little sister Violet is almost overstated; still, his gentle comeuppance makes a satisfying outcome. Read full book review >

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NAKED IN THE PROMISED LAND by Lillian Faderman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2003

"Relentlessly honest and perceptive, but also loving toward an emotionally frail parent."
Noted gay-studies scholar Faderman (To Believe in Women, 1999, etc.) crafts one of those rare autobiographies that conscientiously detail the temptations of destructive behavior while also celebrating the resilience of the human spirit. Read full book review >

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PORTRAIT OF HEMINGWAY by Lillian Ross

"The first - not the most."
This portrait of Hemingway is a "Profile" which was originally done for The New Yorker in 1947, introduced by a prologue touching on the continuity of their friendship which began at that time, his generosity towards her (as towards many other writers), and briefly the unexpected response to the "Profile" which many found "devastating" although it met this magazine's criteria of objectivity and high fidelity (and the subject's approval). Read full book review >

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SWALLOWING CLOUDS by Lillian Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 1999

"Unmotivated sex, even as syrupy as this, is the province of windup toys. And because Ng's characters are sketched in monotone, their fate inspires only mystification."
A young Chinese woman exiled to Australia reenacts the ancient rituals of sex with a married man - with disastrous results - in a first US publication by the Singapore-born Ng. Read full book review >

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DANGLING by Lillian Eige
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Certainly not a 'must have' for the middle-grade library, but an interesting enough story. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Eleven-year-old Ben has acquired a best friend with a somewhat mysterious past. Read full book review >

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PUSHOVER by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 1992

"A solid procedural with plenty of action, a deglamorized New York backdrop, and a no-nonsense heroine."
A couple of major cases face NYPD's Lieutenant Norah Mulcahaney (A Private Crime, etc.) in this outing. Read full book review >

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HERE BUT NOT HERE by Lillian Ross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Both too quirky and too chatty; Ross is at her best when sticking to writers, writing, and Shawn's editing. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An informative if scattershot account by Ross (Takes,1983, etc.) of her 40-year romance with New Yorker editor William Shawn. Read full book review >

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LOCKOUT by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 25, 1994

"There are other, more satisfying endings as well in this mostly engrossing, no-frills procedural from a dependable veteran. (Mystery Guild main selection)"
Lieutenant Norah Mulcahaney of New York's Fourth Homicide Division (Pushover, 1992, etc.) is trying to cope with a clutch of spiky problems. Read full book review >