Search Results: "Margot Livesey"


BOOK REVIEW

MARGOT by Jillian Cantor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Cantor diminishes Margot's spiritual identity crisis by introducing a predictable office romance plot."
Children's book author Cantor (The Life of Glass, 2010, etc.) shrinks her high concept—what if Anne Frank's sister Margot didn't die at Auschwitz but moved to Philadelphia under an assumed identity—to fit more predictable parameters of women's fiction. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Nicely, touchingly done, and the familiar story exerts its reliably magnetic pull, but fans of JaneEyre will wonder why."
A clever orphan girl, mistreated by relatives, then sent to suffer cruelly at boarding school, finds heartbreak and eventual heartsease with a brooding older man. Sound familiar? Read full book review >

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THE MISSING WORLD by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2000

"A somber novel, possessing great cumulative force."
A penetrating analysis of the ways in which desire misleads and entangles us, set in modern London, by Scottish author Livesey (Criminals,1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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BANISHING VERONA by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2004

"Like all Livesey's novels: notable for her penetrating knowledge of the human heart coupled with respect for its essential mysteries, both explored in elegant, evocative prose."
A housepainter with Asperger's syndrome and a pregnant, unmarried radio host meet under false pretenses, have sex, and then are separated for nearly the duration of this unsparing yet cautiously hopeful story examining love's many varieties. Read full book review >

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CRIMINALS by Margot Livesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 1996

"A wonderful labyrinth of good and evil, funny and sad, but be prepared: There's really no way out. (First printing of 50,000; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
The discovery of a baby left in the men's room of a bus station exposes all kinds of human foibles—including, rather uncomfortably, our own—in this trenchant, tragicomic second novel from Livesey (Homework, 1990). Read full book review >

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MERCURY by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Uncharacteristically dark, yet more evidence of Livesey's formidable gifts."
Another probing study of the way character shapes our destinies from the author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy (2012), etc. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN MACHINERY by Margot Livesey
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 4, 2017

"Would-be writers will find this both useful and inspiring, while general readers can simply enjoy Livesey's keen insights and engaging prose."
From the noted creative writing teacher and novelist, a smart, unpretentious guide to "writing the life, shaping the novel." Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Moving, gruffly tender and piercingly truthful. Livesey has plenty of critical respect already, but her talents merit a broad popular audience as well."
Love proves a destructive force in the lives of four Brits who have divergent perspectives on their interrelated dilemmas in another probing, satisfying novel from Livesey (Banishing Verona, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Pitiless, deeply moving, and terrifying: another flawless work from an uncompromising artist."
A haunting and haunted fourth novel from Livesey (The Missing World, 2000, etc.), this about a woman whose life is accompanied by invisible "companions" who shape her destiny in ways both helpful and harmful. Read full book review >

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QUEEN MARGOT by Alexandre Dumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The book's jacket and promotion will tie in to the Miramax film starring Isabelle Adjani in the title role."
From Dumas päre, master of such French historical ripsnorters as The Three Musketeers, comes a tale of 16th-century France. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"The argument, accessible and without jargon, is more complex than the simple-minded anti-trade pact economic nationalism that has come to the fore in recent months, but it may still comfort everyone from Occupy Wall Street to the West Wing."
Just as Francis Fukuyama was wrong about history, this book of geopolitical wonkery has it, so all our assumptions about globalization are mistaken—and, perhaps worse, woefully out of date. Read full book review >