Search Results: "Lily Tuck"


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THE DOUBLE LIFE OF LILIANE by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Metafiction that pleases and frustrates in equal measure."
A ton of factual information complements the fiction in National Book Award winner (The News From Paraguay, 2004) Tuck's sixth novel, a family history in mosaic form. Read full book review >

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LIMBO, AND OTHER PLACES I HAVE LIVED by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2002

"Published previously in the New Yorker and elsewhere, tales that will seem more empty to some than to others."
Fourteen stories from Tuck (Siam, 1999; The Woman Who Walked on Water, 1996) aim often at intricacy in design but bear the stamp of the mass-produced. Read full book review >

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SISTERS by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Masterfully detailed and elegant in all its parts but ultimately a novel that prioritizes the virtuoso skill of its narration at the cost of a hastily staged conclusion."
In her signature crisp, exacting prose, Tuck's (The Double Life of Liliane, 2015, etc.) seventh novel haunts the territory of marital jealously with delicacy and finesse. 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 >

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THE WOMAN WHO WALKED ON WATER by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1996

"An exquisite, gem-like treatise on the nature of illumination- -a case study of metamorphosis."
Mesmerizing in its simplicity, this second novel from Tuck (Interviewing Matisse, or, the Woman Who Died Standing Up, 1991) lyrically traces one woman's search for spiritual enlightenment and self-fulfillment—or at least for a life away from suburban Connecticut. 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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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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Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"Deft, incisive, colorful, but by and large a tale only of echoes."
For her third outing, Tuck (The Woman Who Walked on Water, 1996, etc.) goes to Thailand with a young American couple, both shallow enough to frustrate the reader as much as fulfill the otherwise often witty story they're a part of. Read full book review >

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THE NEWS FROM PARAGUAY by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"A splendid realization of its rich subject, and Tuck's best so far."
The notorious Irish courtesan who also inspired Anne Enright's The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch presides regally over Tuck's impressively researched, lushly written latest. 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 >