Search Results: "Sigrid Nunez"


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SALVATION CITY by Sigrid Nunez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2010

"Class, not cure, is Nunez's preoccupation, and she handles it with fine-tuned irony and no small measure of profundity."
An adolescent orphan finds a home with an evangelical Christian community after his parents perish in an influenza pandemic, in the latest from Nunez (The Last of Her Kind, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FRIEND by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Breathtaking both in pain and in beauty; a singular book."
Quietly brilliant and darkly funny, Nunez's (Sempre Susan, 2011, etc.) latest novel finds her on familiar turf with an aggressively unsentimental interrogation of grief, writing, and the human-canine bond. Read full book review >

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A FEATHER ON THE BREATH OF GOD by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A rich, intelligent tapestry of the connections between language, love, beauty, and forgiveness."
With a subtle blend of fierceness and evanescence, Nunez's debut comments profoundly on the lasting effects of the immigrant experience and the haunting powers of family. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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FOR ROUENNA by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"A sad, touching tale of friendship and a smart, subtle dialogue on just where a culture's stories come from."
Whiting winner Nuñez (A Feather on the Breath of God, 1995, etc.) spins a moving tale about the unlikely friendship between a recently successful young writer and the old neighbor who seeks her. Read full book review >

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MITZ by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Domestic vignettes here are nicely turned, but the details of social and literary history are obtrusive, rendering dense and merely illustrative what might have been a quirky, modest tale."
From letters and memoirs, the versatile Nunez (Naked Sleeper, 1996, etc.) shapes a small, curious contribution to the greater glory of Bloomsbury, in the form of a story based on Leonard and Virginia Woolf's pet monkey. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF HER KIND by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A masterful construction of the troubled conscience of the era and its aftermath."
A friendship between two women, forged during the tumult of 1968, is tested, torn and reaffirmed over the course of their very different lives. Read full book review >

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NAKED SLEEPER by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"No dazzling, high-powered dynamics here, but, rather, a steady, superbly insightful study of a life as quietly complex as the reader's own: a tale that touches the heart of what it is to be human. ($30,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The promise Nunez revealed in her acclaimed 1995 debut, A Feather on the Breath of God, is here fulfilled and magnified, as she follows the struggles of a woman to know her father and understand herself, labors that imperil her once secure marriage. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 2001

"Nevertheless, Jenny and this welcome volume offer a refreshing new perspective on the woman who wrote Kristin Lavransdatter."
The early work of the great Norwegian Nobel laureate (1882-1949) is showcased in this attractive collection of Undset's fiction and correspondence. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL by Sigrid Rausing
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"A mellifluous portrait of a country slowly and painfully pulling itself into the European world."
Swedish-born philanthropist and Granta publisher Rausing offers an intimate look at the devastations of communism in Estonia. Read full book review >

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PROSPERO’S DAUGHTER by Elizabeth Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Simply wonderful."
Exquisite retelling of The Tempest, set in a leper colony off the coast of Trinidad in 1961. Read full book review >

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A WORLD ELSEWHERE by Sigrid MacRae
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"One of the more curious World War II entanglements, deftly fashioned."
An American woman's marriage to a Baltic German noble in 1928 promised a fairy tale but ended in a nightmare of war. Read full book review >