Search Results: "Lisa St. Aubin de Terán"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1994

"While there is nothing offensively bad here, this tepid volume offers little that will not be familiar to readers of Tim Parks's Italian Neighbors (1992)."

BOOK REVIEW

NOCTURNE by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 1993

"A vivid, at times stunning depiction of Umbrian village life past and present—and a first-rate portrayal of the heart's yearning and the vitality of love."
In a seventh novel—as exquisitely styled as her previous efforts (Joanna, 1991, etc.)—Umbria-based St. Read full book review >

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THE HACIENDA by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1998

"A memoir of conspicuously powerful narrative force, never sentimental or self-indulgent."
The mesmerizing tale of a young Englishwoman's strange life in the backward world of a remote South American sugar plantation during the early 1970s. Read full book review >

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MEMORY MAPS by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Superior travel writing, but the personal details only tantalizingly hint at tales that bear further telling."
A British novelist and memoirist (The Hacienda, 1998, etc.) evokes the distant places she's liked best, vividly celebrating journeys in countries from Brazil to Mali. Read full book review >

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MOZAMBIQUE MYSTERIES by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Vividly descriptive, but lacks a coherent structure and context."
Novelist and world traveler St. Aubin de Terán (Otto, 2006, etc.) provides a series of maze-like musings on her work in Mozambique. Read full book review >

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THE PALACE by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1999

"Exquisite in its least details, enchanting in its larger vision of love's labor: a rare jewel of a fable that both engages the senses and tugs at the heart."
After winning high praise for her memoir (The Hacienda, 1998), novelist St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVERAL LIVES OF ORPHAN JACK by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"In a word—wonderful. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A surprising adventure is possible for Jack if he stays true to his heart and to his love of knowledge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 1996

"Jorre shows the mercurial Girodias in all his guises- -debonair publisher, avant-garde patron, and unscrupulous opportunist. (b&w photos and sketches, not seen)"
A between-the-covers look at the Parisian Olympia Press of Maurice Girodias, the man Vladimir Nabokov (whom he published) called the ``Olympian Pornologist.'' De St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Moore offers a scholarly introduction and a cautious editorial hand that, striving for the feel of a manuscript, retains ampersands and archaic (or at least idiosyncratic) spellings."

BOOK REVIEW

VOLTAIRE’S CALLIGRAPHER by Pablo De Santis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"While the prose is richly reminiscent of Umberto Eco, the headlong pace of this dark fantasy—combining elements of mystery, historical fiction, horror and the splinter genre clockpunk—will let readers swallow the entrancing story in a single gulp."
The crumbling medieval world casts long shadows over emerging modernity in De Santis's second mystery to be translated into English (The Paris Enigma, 2008). Read full book review >

BLOG POST

LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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