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BOOK REVIEW

STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO by A.S. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"King understands and writes teen anxieties like no other, resulting in difficult, resonant, compelling characters and stories. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
King, master of troubled protagonists and surreal plots, is at it again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2004

"Horovitz defends these and many other arguments vigorously and effectively in a well-wrought narrative that complements Donna Rosenthal's The Israelis (2003)."
Illuminating reportage from one of the world's ugliest current wars—a conflict that, the author charges, the outside world simply does not understand. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH ELEPHANT by Judy Reene Singer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"Singer employs a light comic touch to this engaging second novel sure to appeal to romantics and animal lovers alike."
A cheating husband, dangerous horses, a dashing philanthropist and rescued elephants converge in this charming account of a woman's recovery from a failed marriage. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH JUNE by Darren Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2005

"A poignant idea, but the tricky execution doesn't quite pull together all the emotional pieces."
Canadian author Greer makes his U.S. debut with a personable, tongue-in-cheek tale about a recovering addict and fledgling writer who reclaims his troubled past. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH VOLKSWAGENS by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"Still, an entertaining read by a fiendishly clever writer."
From the British master of social satire: another wild, sprawling romp but one that doesn't pack quite the same punch as, say, Everything and More (p. 420). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"The human interest of Hongyong's story is compelling, but its treatment will likely strike readers as incomplete."
In a bio-fic, Lee makes her debut both recounting and imagining her Korean grandmother's eventful life: childhood and marriage under Japanese occupation, opium smuggling in China, and flight during the Korean war. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH CROWS by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Yummy beach reading."
Holmesian FBI Special Agent Pendergast returns, silver-eyed and cadaverous as ever, to take on a bizarre serial murder case in the cornfields of Kansas. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH WOODPECKER by Tom Robbins
Released: Sept. 29, 1990

"For diehard Robbins fans only, then (a largely paperback-oriented crowd); others will find it insufferable."
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976) had enough liberation-chic amid the pop gyrations to win Robbins a cultish following—and he'll certainly need a preconditioned audience for this even less substantial concoction. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH HUSBAND by Lauren Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2007

"Lots of admirable writing about a banally self-centered character."
A debut novel about a young woman who must decide whether to settle for her husband's suburban dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Occasionally profound, always engaging, but marred by a formulaic resolution in which rewards and punishments are meted out according to who ranks highest on the niceness scale."
A photographer retreats to a rustic cottage, where she confronts aging and flagging career prospects. Read full book review >

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TARATUTA and STILL LIFE WITH PIPE by José Donoso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Juiceless exercises."
The work of Donoso—the driest, most finicky, and bookish of the Latin American Boom-generation writers—not only seems like a footnote to the lusher talents of Garc°a M†rquez and Vargas Llosa but often, as here, to be about footnotes itself. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE by Melissa Milgrom
NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2010

"Brimming with respect and immersive vitality."
An animated initiation to the realm of taxidermy—its cultural significance, its hybrid status between art, craft and science, and the obsessive, idiosyncratic personalities who practice it. Read full book review >