Search Results: "Susanna Clarke"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LADIES OF GRACE ADIEU by Susanna Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Irresistible storytelling, from a splendidly gifted enchantress."
Materials from British folklore are reworked with beguiling narrative energy and mischievous wit in this first collection from the English author of the wonderful adult fantasy Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (2004). Read full book review >

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JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL by Susanna Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"An instant classic, one of the finest fantasies ever written."
Rival magicians square off to display and match their powers in an extravagant historical fantasy being published simultaneously in several countries, to be marketed as Harry Potter for adults. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO SUSANNA by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1996

"A page-turner—and a preposterous jaw-dropper."
A skillful Danielle Steel clone, filled with tragedy, crabmeat omelets, and momentous nights at the London Ritz. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR C. CLARKE by Neil McAleer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Useful to specialists and students of sf, but likely to disappoint the more general reader. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Science journalist McAleer (The Mind-Boggling Universe, 1987; The Body Almanac, 1985) turns his attention to one of the giants of his own field. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF ARTHUR C. CLARKE by Arthur C. Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Wonder."
A massive compendium brings together (most probably) every story—104 in total, at least 3 previously uncollected—ever written by grandmaster Clarke (3001: The Final Odyssey, 1997, etc). Read full book review >

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PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 1993

"A work of maturity and grace."
Irish writer Doyle's fourth novel (The Van, The Snapper, etc.)—and the just-announced 1993 Booker Prize winner: a story that depicts with remarkable acuity that extraordinary intensity of response that is at the heart of childhood. Read full book review >

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A JEWISH MOTHER FROM BERLIN and SUSANNA by Gertrud Kolmar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, their undeniable fascination and power are, sadly, no more then documentary."
A Jewish Mother From Berlin and Susanna ($22.00; May 1997; 225 pp.; 0-8419-1345-5): A short novel and a long story written, respectively, in 1931 and 1940 by a highly praised German Jewish poet who died at Auschwitz in 1943, first published only in 1978. ``A Jewish Mother from Berlin'' describes in harrowing and sometimes operatic detail the despairing madness that overtakes a grieving widow who searches throughout 1920s Berlin for the rapist who had attacked her four-year-old daughter. ``Susanna,'' set in approximately the same period, traces the rapid personality dissolution of an orphaned girl who can't be dissuaded from sacrificing her life to an imagined grand passion. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF THE HORSE by Susanna Forrest
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"The prose sometimes plods like a Clydesdale, but overall, the narrative is quite good, making a worthy addition to the equestrian library."
An encyclopedic account of horses and those who love them, put them to work, and eat them. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOWY HORSES by Susanna Kearsley
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Despite a rather abrupt resolution to the central mystery, Kearsley's tale is lush with romantic and ghostly threads."
Why is the ghost of a 2nd-century Roman sentinel guarding an archaeological site? And why is he following Verity Grey? Read full book review >

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NUCLEAR FAMILY by Susanna Fogel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"Bahahahaha."
The life of Julie Feller as seen through three decades of letters and emails from her family. Read full book review >

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A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET by Susanna Calkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"An enjoyably complex mystery with a clever heroine neatly interweaves detailed historical background with fascinating characters."
London after the Great Fire is rife with filth, superstition, and murder. Read full book review >

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THE TARNISHED CHALICE by Susanna Gregory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Beneath the verbiage lurks a rather mundane mystery. For dedicated medievalists only."
Gregory's 12th reveals skullduggery in Lincoln, a once-powerful city in crisis in 1356. Read full book review >