Search Results: "Lily Raff McCaulou"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"A powerful story in which the author shapes a narrative of personal growth into a symbol of modern humanity's alienation from the natural world."
Eloquent debut memoir about a young woman's transformation from a New York City urbanite into a small-town Oregon hunter with a conscience. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA'S SPINACH by Katherine Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Very young gardeners will need more information, but for certain picky eaters, the suggested strategy just might work. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young spinach hater becomes a spinach lover after she has to grow her own in a class garden. Read full book review >

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ZORA'S ZUCCHINI by Katherine Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"A sturdy effort from a small press focused on food literacy. (ideas for dealing with extra garden produce) (Picture book. 4-8)"
After planting a dozen free zucchini plants, Zora finds ways to share and trade her bumper crop with others in her community. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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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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THE HOUSE AT BELLE FONTAINE by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Impressive work from a virtuoso."
Death haunts this dark collection of 10 stories from Tuck (I Married You for Happiness, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2000

"An uneven compendium with abysmal lows, stratospheric highs."
A companion to the earlier Yellow Silk collection (1991) that locates the most erogenous zone well above the belt, this time embracing erotic expression from around the world and arranged in sections labeled by global location ("inside," "outside," "center," "the four directions"). Read full book review >

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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 >