Search Results: "Lily Prior"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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

ARDOR by Lily Prior
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2004

Another precious little fable, this about lust, from the author of Nectar (2002) and La Cucina (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NECTAR by Lily Prior
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2002

"With violins playing and Chianti flowing, a goofy commedia dell'arte."
After the gloppy novel-cum-cookbook La Cucina (2000), British author Prior continues to mine hackneyed peasant lore in a fairy tale about an unlovely albino servant girl with a peculiar, alluring odor—but also with vanity that eventually dooms her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY by Abigail Thomas
by Abigail Thomas, illustrated by William Low
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Beautifully reflecting the simple story's mood, Low's art is rendered in richly shadowed pastels brightened by occasional patches of sun; he's especially creative in using points of view to emphasize Lily's uncertainty and sense of loss. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The trauma of moving as experienced by an appealing little black dog—an inspired take on this frequent topic, since it's truly impossible to tell Lily what's going on or to reassure her with explanations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Lily by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"In this moving and magical literary journey, a heroine grapples with a terrifying power."
A young girl gains the ability to see the death of anyone she touches in this debut "modern(ish)" fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY by Cindy Bonner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Even readers who don't approve of Lily's love-choice will cheer for her all the way."
Bonner's beguiling first novel—about love between a hard- working farm girl and an outlaw in 1883 Texas—manages to be thoroughly romantic without romanticizing violence: a wonderful evocation of time and place and the voice of a strong, hopeful 15- year-old girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Splendid reproductions, photos and sketches. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the 19th-century equivalent of being asked to model for a Vogue spread shot by Annie Leibovitz, little Kate Millet is noticed by the famous painter John Singer Sargent and asked to pose for him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
As the Raven Boys grow closer to their goal of finding the Welsh king Glendower, not surprisingly, problems arise in this third book of a planned four-volume series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LATELY LILY by Micah Player
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2014

"Very young children deserve a better reason to get excited about our world than this bit of promotional fluff. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Lily, a cute freckled redhead with enormous eyes, flits through a number of unnamed countries with her stuffed zebra, Zeborah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONSIDER LILY by Anne Dayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2006

"Any reader who takes her faith seriously will be unimpressed by Lily's smug, shallow brand of Christianity."
The authors of Emily Ever After (2005) return with more Christian chick lit. Read full book review >