Search Results: "Starling Lawrence"


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THE THIEF OF WORDS by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2013

"Emotionally honest, beautifully written."
Elegant, elegiac novel from publisher/writer Lawrence (Montenegro, 1997, etc.), set in a dangerous time and place. Read full book review >

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MONTENEGRO by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 1997

"A lush, middlebrow drama that's perfect for the big screen—and could easily become the next English Patient, given the right director."
A far cry from his collection of contemporary stories, Legacies (1996), this first novel by Norton's editor in chief is a tale of romance and honor set against the turbulent Balkans just before WW I—a setting with particular relevance to current events. Read full book review >

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LEGACIES by Starling Lawrence
Released: April 1, 1996

"Lawrence's deliberate tales quietly develop considerable force, displaying nuanced, careful artistry."
Eight graceful stories in a debut collection from Norton's editor in chief: tales that vary greatly in subject and setting but rely on a similar sense of revelation, and on the ``weak magic'' provided by light. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTNING KEEPER by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Machines supply the light here; the people are dim indeed."
Ponderous second novel by veteran publishing exec Lawrence juxtaposes the fitful advance of early-20th-century American technology with the characters' stalled romantic aspirations. Read full book review >

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VISIBILITY by Boris Starling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"Multi-layered fiction playing skillfully with shades of fact."
Character-driven international spy thriller set during the deep London fog of 1952. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNAL OF DORA DAMAGE by Belinda Starling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Starling's cornucopia of ideas, research, issues and outrage tends to overflow, but there's entertainment in the novel's mood of near-comic irrepressibility and in its heroine—feisty, lusty Dora."
In Victorian London, a wife and mother must cross gender, labor and social boundaries to become a gifted bookbinder—of pornographic literature. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ELLEN'S BROOM by Daniel Minter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A spirited story filled with the warmth of a close family celebrating a marriage before God and the law. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ellen cheerfully watches as her parents, former slaves, legally register their wedding at a Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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TEA CAKES FOR TOSH by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A charmer; all that's missing are the hugs. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Detailed watercolor art pairs precisely with earnest, delicate prose to create a gentle yet substantive picture book. Read full book review >