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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WOMAN OF ROME by Lily Tuck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Lucid and intelligent, but perhaps a little too low-key."
From National Book Award-winning novelist Tuck (The News from Paraguay, 2004, etc.), a concise biography of the Italian writer whose fiction explored the power of make-believe and the delusions by which people live. 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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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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I MARRIED YOU FOR HAPPINESS by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Does the couple's mutual happiness provide a Hegelian synthesis? Not quite, though Tuck's crisp writing is a joy."
Using shards of memory, Tuck creates the portrait of a marriage in her latest, following the NBA winner The News from Paraguay (2004, etc.). Read full book review >