Search Results: "Michael Cunningham"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"And 'if I die tomorrow, Provincetown is where I want my ashes scattered.' That's a sense of place called home."
A leisurely walking tour and shrewd exposition of that "eccentrics' sanctuary"—Provincetown, Massachusetts—from Pulitzer-winning novelist Cunningham (The Hours, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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FLESH AND BLOOD by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Stock characters and equally stock situations do little to help a breathless tale that, despite its gay sympathies, is just an old-fashioned melodrama in contemporary drag. (First printing of 75,000; Author tour)"
Cunningham (At Home at the End of the World, 1990) adds a gay spin to the dysfunctional family genre with a novel that typically blames Mom and Dad, especially Dad, for everything that goes wrong. Read full book review >

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THE HOURS by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Hardly a false note in an extraordinary carrying on of a true greatness that doubted itself."
Steeped in the work and life of Virginia Woolf, Cunningham (Flesh and Blood, 1995, etc.) offers up a sequel to the work of the great author, complete with her own pathos and brilliance. Read full book review >

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BY NIGHTFALL by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"'Does America get the art it deserves?' wonders Peter. Or the novel?"
A surfeit of literary and cultural references can't disguise a lightweight soap opera. Read full book review >

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SPECIMEN DAYS by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2005

Ohioan Michael Cunningham produced two well-received early novels, A Home at the End of the World (1990) and Flesh and Blood (1995), then expanded his range decisively with The Hours (1998). Read full book review >

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THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A stellar writer working on a small canvas; Cunningham has done greater work."
An apparition spotted in Central Park has a man marveling at the place of magic in our lives. Or is it all just a trick of the light? Read full book review >

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A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A likable and occasionally provocative set of variations on kid-lit themes."
An assortment of fairy tales revised and thrust into the present day. Read full book review >

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A CROW'S JOURNEY by David Cunningham
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Wonderful for its own sake, Cunningham's work will also enrich a study of the water cycle. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4+)"
The creator of the exquisite Nightfall, Country Lake (1995) has produced another poetic set of observations of the natural world. Read full book review >

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NIGHTFALL, COUNTRY LAKE by David Cunningham
Released: March 1, 1995

"Cunningham's first solo effort is an unqualified success—this masterful production is a reminder that now and then, less really is more. (Picture book. 2+)"
In 24 carefully chosen words and 14 eloquently modulated pastel illustrations, readers follow a small boy from that moment on a late summer afternoon when the breeze dies, through ruddy sunset and misty twilight, until he falls asleep to the sound of crickets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The illustrations are compelling throughout, but the narrative is more powerful when it is more personal and specific."
An illustrated primer on mental illness that builds to personal revelation. Read full book review >

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CONSEQUENCES OF THE HEART by Peter Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2011

"A lovingly detailed examination of 20th-century Anglo-Irish culture as well as a dissection of personal relationships."
In a narrative that spans more than 60 years in the lives of its characters, Irish author Cunningham examines a Jules-and-Jim-type love affair as well as a mysterious incident from D-Day. Read full book review >