Search Results: "Susan Minot"


BOOK REVIEW

THIRTY GIRLS by Susan Minot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Despite hauntingly beautiful prose, there is a secondhand feel to Esther's story, which plays fiddle to Jane's navel-gazing."
Minot (Rapture, 2002, etc.) tries to combine a fictionalized but mostly journalistic account of the abduction of Ugandan children by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army with a sexual drama about the doomed romance of an American writer and a much younger white Kenyan. Read full book review >

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RAPTURE by Susan Minot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2002

"Silly, aimless, and pretentious: Rapture reads like notes for a novel that the author had the good sense to abandon."
A loose and discursive novella by Minot (Evening, 1998, etc.), who manages here to ramble on a pretty good ways in remarkably few pages. Read full book review >

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EVENING by Susan Minot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"As always with Minot, moments of incisive and telling beauty, mood, and atmosphere, but also, in this case, much that's much less."
Minot (Folly, 1992, etc.) aims high in taking a long look at the beginning and end of a love-life—in a project that's not without its gripping moments but that requires an excess of artifice to stay aloft and doesn—t steadily convince. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLY by Susan Minot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 1992

"Rich with pleasures from start to end, so long as you don't mind their being mainly secondhand."
Minot (Monkeys; Lust) is a curious writer: hardly a particle of her work is original, but she writes brilliantly in the tone, manner, and style of past writers—Fitzgerald, Hemingway, James, Cather, Woolf, even Marquand and Evan Connell—the flavor and energies of whose work she seems to have absorbed like blotting paper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE BOWL by George Minot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2004

"Minot works hard to pull it all together, but this is very uneven—and often very frustrating—work."
A long family history of incompatibility and enmity shatters several lives in this ambitious first novel, set in urban Massachusetts and on an island off the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRAMBLES by Eliza Minot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2006

"A moving portrait of the ties that bind."
A family gathers around a dying patriarch who reveals a transforming secret. Read full book review >

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OM LOVE by George Minot
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"This uneven attempt may prove frustrating for readers who aren't yoga-savvy and who prefer their sentences replete with subjects and verbs, but Minot handles the emotional connections well."
Minot's second novel (The Blue Bowl, 2004) has a few too many twists for comfort. Read full book review >

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BENDING TIME by Stephen Minot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A fine example of the power and resonance of short fiction."
Novelist Minot delivers a second collection of well-tuned fictions (after Crossings, 1975, not reviewed)—all perfectly balanced in their ability to evoke, enchant, and engage. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND MAGENTA by Susan Kuklin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Informative, revealing, powerful and necessary. (author's note, glossary, resource list) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Kuklin (No Choirboy, 2008, etc.) brings her intimate, compassionate and respectful lens to the stories of six transgender young people. Read full book review >