Search Results: "Mary Gaitskill"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL KISSING BOOK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Cover Story: The Ring

BFF Charm: Heck Yes

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Postapocalyptic Medieval

Bonus Factors: Surprise Twists, Prophecies

Anti-Bonus Factor: Series Starter

Relationship Status: Researching Reception Venues

 

Cover Story: The Ring

Although this cover is likely supposed to elicit feelings of epic ...


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TREAT by Mary Sullivan
Kirkus Star
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A relentless, single-minded canine's quest proves to be a rib-tickling treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A determined dog's emotions run the gamut while in pursuit of the impossible-to-resist "treat." Read full book review >

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CAT & BUNNY by Mary Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Listeners will definitely relate to the pain of being left out; this gentle tale offers an opportunity to contemplate one's own role in a solution. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The dedication page's strategic placement of acorns attached to a branch—two intertwined and one, alone, sprouting in the opposite direction—foreshadows the conflict in this story of fluctuating friendships. Read full book review >