Search Results: "Lily King"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PLEASING HOUR by Lily King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The central character's complexity and many of the descriptive details are pleasing, but the plotting here has more artifice than artfulness, one consequence being that the children are fleshed out in the beginning only to be cut loose in the end."
An intriguing but fractured debut about a downhearted American au pair's year in France: it's intended as a retreat from pain but instead brings her awareness of the painful burdens others must bear, and for far longer than she has carried hers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EUPHORIA by Lily King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A small gem, disturbing and haunting."
King (Father of the Rain, 2010, etc.) changes the names (and the outcome) in this atmospheric romantic fiction set in New Guinea and clearly based on anthropologist Margaret Mead's relationship with her second and third husbands, R.F. Fortune and Gregory Bateson—neither a slouch in his own right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ENGLISH TEACHER by Lily King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2005

"Tom is too good to be true, and Vida too unpleasant to care about. Still, King beautifully delineates the grieving children in all their confused steps toward recovery."
A single mother's long-pent-up rage and unhappiness threaten her new marriage and her son's sense of stability—in King's follow-up to the well-received The Pleasing Hour (1999). Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THIS IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT by Lily Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Lifted beyond the confines of the problem novel with its lyricism and resonance. (Verse/fiction. 12-16)"
Her life in upheaval, Ivy finds solace in controlling her caloric intake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CABARET by Lily Prior
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Schmaltz Romano."
More corny Italian fare from Prior pursues the mystifying disappearance of a Roman embalmer's husband. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Let Me Fall by Lily Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"An involving tale of love and redemption that will satisfy discerning fans of the new-adult genre."
New-adult fiction about a dyslexic high school football star and the only girl who understands him. Read full book review >

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LA CUCINA by Lily Prior
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"Less a banquet of the senses than a junk-food gorge."
Debut fiction (subtitled "a novel of rapture") about a lonely, middle-aged librarian who experiences a sexual reawakening intimately linked to her sensual kitchen skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE GLOW OF THE LAVALAMP by Lily Wilson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 31, 2017

"Wilson's amusing tales explore the fine line between desire and disgust."
A set of stories about embarrassing moments, including disappointing sexual experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Remarkably well-done: a complex and warm insider's take on a booming industry."
Engaging memoir of a former stripper's last fling with the profession. Read full book review >