Search Results: "Maile Meloy"


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LIARS AND SAINTS by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2003

"Prizewinning storywriter Meloy (Half in Love, 2002) pushes every melodramatic hot button with disarming understatement."
A multigenerational first novel told with remarkable compression and precision. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY DAUGHTER by Maile Meloy
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"And each novel stands alone; together they pack a seismic wallop."
A thoroughly original and undeniably brilliant companion piece to Meloy's debut novel, Saints and Liars (2003). Read full book review >

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DO NOT BECOME ALARMED by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Do not start this book after dinner or you will almost certainly be up all night."
Three families on a cruise are separated from their children during a shore excursion in Central America. Read full book review >

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BOTH WAYS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT IT by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2009

"The author seldom allows a trickle of hope to lighten her characters' anguish, but she gives them a consciousness and dignity that make their experiences deeply moving."
Meloy (A Family Daughter, 2006, etc.) explores loneliness in 11 stories set mostly in her native Montana. Read full book review >

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HALF IN LOVE by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Impressive debut by a young author previously published in the New Yorker and the Paris Review."
Minimalist without being enigmatic, talented newcomer Meloy packs a lot into a small space: 15 spare, memorable stories, set mostly in the contemporary rural West. Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICES by Maile Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"This sober and well-constructed adventure accurately conveys the geopolitical instability of the era and is leavened with just enough magic, chaste romance and humor to appeal to middle-grade readers through teens. (art not seen) (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
"Our work is an ongoing struggle with unintended consequences," says Marcus Burrows, the titular apothecary of Meloy's previous novel for young adults (2011). Read full book review >

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THE AFTER-ROOM by Maile Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This series finale wraps up most of its loose ends in a satisfying bow, leaving just enough room for imaginative middle-grade readers and teens to conjure up their own futures for Janie and Benjamin. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Orpheus and Eurydice as incipient Cold War spies. Read full book review >

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THE APOTHECARY by Maile Meloy
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Although Janie's narration loses some of its charm and humor as the adventure escalates, its blend of history, culture and the anxiety of the time with magical 'science' will keep readers just as spellbound as the characters. (art not seen) (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Following the paths of Neil Gaiman, Julia Alvarez and Carl Hiaasen, bestselling author Meloy (Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, 2009, etc.) takes a successful plunge into middle-grade fiction. Read full book review >

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YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT SUVANTO by Maile Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"An affecting though overreaching first novel."
A misogynistic gynecologist disrupts the seemingly anodyne routine of a Finnish female sanatorium, unleashing sinister forces, in Chapman's debut, a strained reinvention of a Greek tragedy. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT CLOCK by Paul Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"This tumultuous romp, which shifts rapidly from one character's viewpoint to another, is anchored by Trevena, whose warmth provides needed emotional continuity in a shocking, roiling, but imitative quest to protect human dreams."
British psychiatric nurse Phil Trevena's patients are dying, a frightening prelude to the potential loss of all reality—unless he and a time traveler named Daniel can rebuild the clock that commands the Dark Time flux. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2002

"Smart, evocative, and memorable: nature-writing done right."
Lyrical nature essays set mostly in the American Southwest, with excursions to the tropics to escape the desert sun. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"A lovely parting gift."
Meloy, who died in 2004, reveals how wild animals, encountered in wild settings, impart beauty and meaning to our lives. Read full book review >