Search Results: "Marge Piercy"


BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF DARKNESS, CITY OF LIGHT by Marge Piercy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Dickens did it better. (Quality Paperback Book club featured alternate selection)"
An awkward and agenda-heavy novel, the second this season on the subject of the French Revolution (see Tanith Lee, above). Read full book review >

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THE LONGINGS OF WOMEN by Marge Piercy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Despite some unnecessary speechifying on the big issues: a gripping and affecting story, dominated by Becky, a real original. (First printing of 75,000)"
From the veteran Piercy (He, She, and It, 1991, etc.): an old- fashioned heartwarmer with a feminist agenda and a leavening of schmaltz that'll get the hankies out for a sentimental cry along the way. Read full book review >

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THREE WOMEN by Marge Piercy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"While the tempestuous turns occasionally prove excessive, the tangled relationships here are credible to the core, with the voices of the older generations being especially poignant."
Three generations, three strong wills, and the never-resolved conflicts within a family are the bedrock of this latest from the wide-ranging Piercy (Storm Tide, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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HE, SHE, AND IT by Marge Piercy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"An overwrought conceit, then, that has at its core an engaging story."
Despite a contrived subject—the parallel adjustment problems of a 21st-century cyborg and a 17th-century golem—the latest from Piercy (Summer People, 1989; Gone to Soldiers, 1987) boils down to a gripping love story. Read full book review >

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SEX WARS by Marge Piercy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2005

"Piercy's writing lacks elegance and her characters' interactions often feel forced, but she paints the politics of the post-Civil War era in broad, bright strokes."
A panoramic novel that pits the fledgling women's-rights movement of the 19th century against a growing conservative religious movement. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD CHILD by Marge Piercy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"In all: simplistic politics, convoluted plot, and a heroine too whiny and self-centered to pity."
The message of the prolific Piercy's latest (Sleeping With Cats: A Memoir, 2002, etc.) seems to be that conservative politicians make bad parents as well as bad leaders. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING WITH CATS by Marge Piercy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"The personal and the political recollected with honesty and passion. (b&w photos throughout)"
From poet and novelist Piercy (Three Women, 1999, etc.), a beguilingly frank account of a fully engaged life, shared with cats. Read full book review >

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STORM TIDE by Marge Piercy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A wise tale, in a vividly rendered setting, of men and women learning to live and love more fully."
Two noted writers (Piercy's many novels include City of Darkness, City of Light, 1996, and The Longing of Women, 1994; Wood is the author of Going Public, 1991) combine to write a seamless coming-of-age story in which a man must confront his past, his enemies, and the results of a tragic accident before he can finally settle into a new life. Read full book review >

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MARGE IN CHARGE by Isla Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Younger readers with intermediate reading skills may have fun with the silliness and the surprises. (Fiction. 7-10)"
By the end of their first night with babysitter Marge, 7-year-old Jemima's 4-year-old brother, Jake, says, "We have a royal babysitter…but we have to babysit her!" Read full book review >

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MALIAN’S SONG by Marge Bruchac
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2006

Folding Abenaki words and expressions into her narrative, Bruchac (scholar, storyteller and sister of the prolific Joseph) retells a child's experience of the 1759 raid by Rogers' Rangers on the Abenaki community of St. Read full book review >

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Released: June 9, 2012

"More sensationalistic than historically relevant."
Rieder (Millboro and More, 2007) uses data collected during hypnotherapy sessions in an effort to reconstruct historical events. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY OF DREAMS by Marge Pellegrino
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Outstanding. (glossary of Spanish and Quiché, map) (Historical fiction. YA)"
Tomasa lives, then leaves, in fear. Read full book review >