Search Results: "Nicole Krauss"


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GREAT HOUSE by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Brainy and often lyrically expressive, but also elusive and sometimes infuriatingly coy; Krauss is an acquired taste."
A many-drawered writing desk resonates powerfully but for different reasons with the various characters in this novel about loss and retrieval from Krauss (The History of Love, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAN WALKS INTO A ROOM by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2002

"A bit too theme-driven and intermittently static, but Krauss is a highly intelligent writer. It'll be interesting to see what she turns to next."
There are some lovely moments (and echoes of early Saul Bellow) in this interestingly conceived first novel, but its somewhat attenuated account of an amnesiac's quest for his missing years trails off into improbability and inconclusiveness. Read full book review >

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FOREST DARK by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An ambitiously high-concept tale that mainly idles in a contemplative register."
Two American visitors to Israel undergo separate but similar metamorphoses in this cerebral novel by Krauss (Great House, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF LOVE by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2005

"A most unusual and original piece of fiction—and not to be missed."
The histories of several unresolved, inchoate and remembered loves. Read full book review >

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BECOMING NICOLE by Amy Ellis Nutt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A timely, significant examination of the distinction between sexual affinity and sexual identity."
How a politically conservative middle-class family defended their transgender daughter against bigotry and won a groundbreaking legal victory affirming gender identity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Likely to become the go-to biography of these two iconic figures—for specialists, but not just those in children's literature."
A thoroughgoing, if dispassionate, portrait of two relentlessly creative types whose contributions to children's literature—epochal as they are—make up only part of the story. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE'S VERY OWN DRESS by Trisha Krauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A modern take on the Cinderella story, with kind and loving sisters replacing the mean stepsisters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little, blonde, white girl named Charlotte has only hand-me-down dresses from her older sisters until they work together to create an unusual, new dress for her as a surprise. Read full book review >

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A GOOD MAN AND HIS GOOD WIFE by Ruth Krauss
Released: Sept. 12, 1962

"Marc Simont's one color funny pictures bring out the heartiest humor in Ruth Krauss' new book."
How the good man cured his good wife of a bad habit will surprise and delight most audiences. Read full book review >

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BOUQUET OF LITTLES by Ruth Krauss
Released: Oct. 23, 1963

"A little book by a big author which is more than a little precious."
The author of A Hole Is to Dig (1952, p. 401) and Open House for Butterflies (1960, p. 288, J-142), here unaccompanied by Sendak, has turned from the wry, humorous approach to the world of little people to a quainter, more old-fashioned view. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING UNDER A MUSHROOM by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 1, 1974

"There are other comments dropped here and there — 'I'll be the little street and you be the little street cleaner' (the speaker pictured prone, while a companion sweeps him with a broom) or 'I wouldn't wish to be spaghetti' — and it all does take place under a mushroom, to the likely satisfaction of whimsical grownups and children too young to care why."
To this reader at least a sub-mushroom setting is a handicap to overcome, and Ruth Krauss' scattered snatches of childlike conversation only increase the risk of preciosity. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 2, 1968

"Really a cartoon strip despite its packaging, and in essence just as ephemeral."
. . . and Other Stories You Can Make Up Yourself if you want to be what you're not—and you're not easily discouraged. Read full book review >