Search Results: "Lucy Ellmann"


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DOCTORS AND NURSES by Lucy Ellmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Sharp, offbeat and occasionally off-putting; Ellmann delivers a rarity in the world of fiction—a comic novel of ideas."
British author Ellmann's comic novels are becoming increasingly odd, as this fifth, about an obese, homicidal nurse with a passion for handbags, demonstrates. Read full book review >

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MAN OR MANGO? by Lucy Ellmann
Released: May 1, 1998

"At once bawdy and moving, an unusual and witty novel that offers an unsparing examination of the complexities of the heart."
An enthusiastic reception should await Ellmann's third (Sweet Deserts, 1989, etc.), a unique hodge-podge of love, lust, and death whose protagonist has one foot in the grave and a lonely ache in her heart. Read full book review >

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DOT IN THE UNIVERSE by Lucy Ellmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2004

"Clever, smart—and thin."
This fourth from the talented Ellmann (Man or Mango?, 1998, etc.) has her usual lists, facts, wicked humor, and violent charm—but not cohesion enough to bring it all together. Read full book review >

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MIMI by Lucy Ellmann
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"Ellman's use of visuals and wordplay, as well as her comic sensibility, is very much a matter of taste, though her tone strongly implies that the readers who don't get her are merely plebeians anyway."
Another self-consciously erudite comedy from Ellmann (Doctors and Nurses, 2006, etc.), this time a romance about a plastic surgeon whose love for a good woman helps him take stock. Read full book review >

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A LONG THE RIVERRUN: Selected Essays by Richard *Ellmann
Released: March 20, 1989

In addition to writing two of the finest literary biographies of the past three decades (James Joyce, 1959, and Oscar Wilde, 1987), Ellmann (d. 1987) produced over the years a series of sensitively perceived and written essays. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Richard Ellmann
Released: Oct. 22, 1959

"It is an important literary biography."
At the crossroads between the past and the present, but central to the intellectual temper of our time, James Joyce stands with Mann, Eliot, Yeats, Bergson and Proust. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S DIGGER by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A pleasant introduction to basic story structure. (Board book. 2-3)"
Maisy and her pals create a pond. Read full book review >

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MAISY PLAYS SOCCER by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Goooooooooal! (Picture book. 2-6)"
As she did for fairy tales in Yummy (2009), Cousins distills the world's most popular sport down to its most essential elements for the small fry. Read full book review >

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MAISY’S NATURE WALK by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

Maisy greets the arrival of spring with a jaunt through the countryside. Read full book review >

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MAISY, CHARLEY, AND THE WOBBLY TOOTH by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A cheerful introduction to dentistry that's the perfect prescription for worried tots. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Maisy and her entourage soothe a friend's anxieties about the dentist's office. Read full book review >