Posts tagged “library journal”
February 21, 2013
Less than a month before it goes on sale, The Albino Album has been highlighted in Library Journal as an Editor’s Spring Pick! Out of the thousand galleys that LJ sees a week, Chavisa Woods’ debut novel got the staff talking. Check out the review below:
“Meanwhile, I fell fast and easy for epic new novel THE ALBINO ALBUM (Seven Stories, March) by Chavisa Woods (Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind), a Brooklyn-based writer and artist and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Devoid of pretense or fear, Woods tells a not so “normal” coming-of-age story set in the stretched-out underbelly of rural America. The lead character, whose name is unpronounceable—later she’s called Mya— accidentally feeds her mother to an albino tiger. Her childhood is spent in “white rooms” and the forest, where she’s known as the witch of the woods. In search of home, Mya circles race, sexuality, and class issues.
March 22, 2012“A valuable work for anyone interested in the women’s health movement and an essential resource for all collections.”
Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? named Choice Translation for Reading Group in Library Journal
August 17, 2011Mattias was raised by careful and conscientious parents who cultivated his fascination with astronauts, space, and moon expeditions. His hero is Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, whose fame was overshadowed by Neil Armstrong's. Now 29, Mattias chooses an ordinary, predictable, and invisible life over the chance to embark on a musical career, desiring to devote his days to gardening and quality time with Helle, his live-in girlfriend of more than 12 years. But when Helle decides to break off their relationship and Mattias loses his job, he becomes "officially broken." Desperately searching for escape, he finds support in a halfway house in the Faroe Islands. Lyrical and profoundly accomplished, Harstad's novel portrays a young man coming into his own. -- Charlene Rue & Miriam Tuliao at Library Journal