Search Results: "Mary Gaitskill"


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TWO GIRLS, FAT AND THIN by Mary Gaitskill
Released: Feb. 27, 1991

After the flashy debut of her story collection, Bad Behavior, Gaitskill's first novel seems downright demure. Read full book review >

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THE MARE by Mary Gaitskill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Gaitskill explores the complexities of love (mares, meres…) to bring us a novel that gallops along like a bracing bareback ride on a powerful thoroughbred."
A young Dominican girl from the mean streets of Brooklyn forges a relationship with a white woman living in a bucolic upstate town and learns to love horses and respect herself. Read full book review >

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BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES 2009 by Mary Gaitskill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Gaitskill's selections are surprisingly quiet—there are no shock-value moments, just painstakingly good prose, fine plotting and efficiently drawn characters."
An outstanding celebration of short fiction culled from writing workshops across America. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO by Mary Gaitskill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Gaitskill continues to explore the margins of human sexuality in stories distinguished by their strange terrain rather than by their exceptional skill."
Gaitskill's second collection is a return to the themes of her first, Bad Behavior (1988): Bad girls misbehave and end up as profiles in sexual pathology. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY WITH A LITTLE HAMMER by Mary Gaitskill
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 4, 2017

"Gaitskill has not published a memoir, but this collection makes that prospect tantalizing."
Glimpses of a writer's life through a miscellany of reviews, anecdotes, and musings. Read full book review >

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DON’T CRY by Mary Gaitskill
Released: March 26, 2009

"Another accomplished collection from an American original."
Gaitskill (Veronica, 2005, etc.) returns with a fierce and fearless collection of stories. Read full book review >

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VERONICA by Mary Gaitskill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A gorgeous, articulate novel that is at once an unflinching meditation on degradation and a paean to deliverance."
Gaitskill, whose story "Secretary" was made into a 2002 film of the same name, returns with this ravishing novel about a friendship between a young fashion model and an unattractive older woman dying of AIDS. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sure to kick up some biblical dust: a graphic, instructional story unlikely to receive the Church's imprimatur."
A knowledgeable journalist profiles history's most renowned Jewish mother, tracing a life barely touched upon in the gospels. Read full book review >