Tuck, Lily

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Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories

This short collection takes a respectable look at the ways we evade our own truths but doesn’t engage as deeply as its subjects merit. [See Prepub Alert, 8/5/19.]


Character development and growth are not the point here, and readers may grow frustrated with the narrator's seeming lack of identity, but fans of Tuck's previous works of contemporary fiction with an urban domestic bent (I Married You for Happiness) will find this familiar and a quick, satisfying read. It lingers long after the pages are closed. [See Prepub Alert, 5/3/17.]

The Double Life of Liliane

Tuck remains one of America's most brilliant novelists and short story writers, and this distinctive work, penned with a masterly eye for details that speak volumes and illustrated throughout with intriguing uncaptioned photos, allows her literary gifts to come full circle. [See Prepub Alert, 3/30/15.]

The House at Belle Fontaine: And Other Stories

Tuck's agility and grace as a storyteller are quietly evident throughout her impressive collection. This is a writer at the top of her form.

I Married You for Happiness

Fans of literary fiction should appreciate this one. Recommended to those who favor domestic fiction or a focus on personal relationships. Great fodder for readers who enjoy pondering life's larger questions.

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