Search Results: "Lillian Ross"


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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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REPORTING ALWAYS by Lillian Ross
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Readable and rewarding and, though more than a touch old-fashioned, full of exemplary reporting."
An anthology of New Yorker stories form a living bridge to journalism's golden age—which, as it happens, wasn't all that long ago.Read full book review >

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THE FUN OF IT by Lillian Ross
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 8, 2001

"An irresistible little treat for the New Yorker purists and latter-day fans all the same."
Seventy-five years' worth of the New Yorker's pithy, upfront mini-portraits of people and their times. Read full book review >

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REPORTING BACK by Lillian Ross
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2002

"A reminder that many fascinating folk reside on Memory Lane."
With generous selections from a half-century's work, veteran New Yorker reporter Ross (Here But Not Here, 1998, etc.) reflects on writing, celebrities, her career, friends, and family. 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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Released: April 2, 2012

"A mesmerizing character study of a complicated man, a convincing portrait of an arranged marriage and a seamlessly authentic glimpse into the hard life of the coast's pioneer ranchers."
In the first novel of Ross' trilogy, a 19th-century pioneer couple struggles to carve out a life on the remote central California coast. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTERS OF EVE by Lillian Hammer Ross
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Different in focus but stronger in overall effect are Milton Meltzer's Ten Queens and Miriam Chaikin's Clouds of Glory. (bibliography, glossary) (Bible stories. 10-14)"
Ross strives to re-tell the stories of some of the women of the Bible (the Old Testament, for Christians) in an accessible voice. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 2012

"An engaging coming-of-age tale of a girl discovering herself, love and her own worth."
In the second volume of Ross' trio of pioneer romances, a headstrong girl in 1891 Big Sur country carves out her own destiny against the edicts of her strict father and the censure of her small, rigid community. Read full book review >

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SARAH, ALSO KNOWN AS HANNAH by Lillian Hammer Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Cogancherry contributes appealing characterizations and a strong sense of place in her carefully modeled, full-page b&w drawings. (Fiction. 8-10)"
After 12-year-old Sarah's father dies at the turn of the century, her mother decides to send one of her four children from Ukraine to America. 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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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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SILLY TILLY'S VALENTINE by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1998

"Still, easy-to-read holiday stories are always in demand, and this one is, if unexceptional, fairly harmless. (Fiction. 5-7)"
A third holiday adventure (Silly Tilly and the Easter Bunny, 1987, etc.) about the absent-minded mole and her friends. Read full book review >