Search Results: "Sigrid Nunez"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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EVEN IN PARADISE by Elizabeth Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A dazzling, epic triumph."
Nunez (Not for Everyday Use, 2014, etc.) spins a Shakespearean tale of patriarch Peter Duckworth, a wealthy Trinidadian landowner of European descent who divides his Barbados estate among his three daughters and sets off a disastrous series of events.Read full book review >

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BRUISED HIBISCUS by Elizabeth Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Lovely in parts, but finally spoiled by its excesses of language, plot, and metaphor."
Set in Trinidad during the 1950s, this dense, often convoluted novel loosely intertwines the stories of two women, each trapped in a loveless, degrading marriage. Read full book review >

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NOT FOR EVERYDAY USE by Elizabeth Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"An intriguing, sometimes-rambling yet courageous memoir."
Her mother's death prompts a writer to examine her relationship with her family. Read full book review >