Search Results: "Lily Prior"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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RETRO RETRO by Amy Prior
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Regardless, most of their stories burn at the same heat: tepid."
Using a McLuhanesque idea—the notion that, when faced with the totally new, we seek refuge in the past—editor Prior gathers an anthology of short fiction, heavy on contemporary British writers with a handful of somewhat better-known Americans, that looks back to earlier decades with something like nostalgia. Read full book review >

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Carnifex by D.P. Prior
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2016

"Immersive worldbuilding adds texture to this dark, intriguing tale about a fighter."
In this fantasy novel, a dwarf grapples with deception and a stark destiny that could save, or ruin, his people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF SHARKS DISAPPEARED by Lily Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A successful balancing act between heralding disaster and promoting change—an informative debut. (glossary, notes) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Williams guides readers through the multifarious world of sharks and offers a disconcerting glimpse into our world without them. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST WORLD WAR by Robin Prior
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"A book that can rest on the coffee tables of military history buffs, serious readers should look elsewhere."
An attractively illustrated (if rather shallow) history of the major events of WWI, Prior and Wilson's (Command on the Western Front,1992; Passchendaele: The Untold Story,1996) book is part of a multi-volume series on the history of war from ancient to modern times. Read full book review >

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LANDING ON MY FEET by Adelaide Godwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2014

"A lightweight tale of odds overcome; too bad the unusually talkative supporting cast shoulders most of the load and shines more brightly than the supposed protagonist. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
Turning an apparently real incident into spun sugar, Godwin sends a Spanish feral cat, trapped and transported far from home, on a feline odyssey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2003

"Though the illustrations are a disappointing scatter of small photos, filler, and artists' sketches, this is bound to be a popular choice for fans of the icky as well as budding forensic scientists. (index, glossary, photo credits) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Not so much a research tool as a compelling browsing item, this crowd-pleasing Aussie import features articles, arranged in several alphabetically arranged topics, on famous mummies ancient and modern. Read full book review >