02 May 2005

Jane Alison's new novel

From The Millions (A Blog About Books), this review of Jane Alison's new book:

May 1, 2005

Fans of historical fiction set in far flung lands will likely enjoy Jane Alison's new book Natives and Exotics. It's a multigenerational tale set in South America and Australia that spans the twentieth century. The publisher notes liken the book to W.G. Sebald's The Emigrants, which is a lot to live up to. PW describes the book thusly: "More impressionistic than narrative, Alison's third novel is a lush evocation of the way people love and alter (and are altered by) the environments they inhabit."

Read the PW review at Amazon.

I haven't seen the novel yet, but her first two were superb, so I expect no less from this one.


  1. Jane has another book already? I agree with you about the first two. I may have to break my book-buying moratorium and get this one.

  2. I haven't heard of her. Thanks for the tip, Carol!

  3. Tell you what. I'll buy it and you can both borrow it. Although I DO encourage you to buy Jane's work.

  4. Kat, you'll really like work. Besides being a really cool person, she's an amazing writer.

  5. Hi Carol- I laughed at your comments about Thos. Friedman on The Reading Experience. Will stop by again to enjoy your work- come by my blog, you will like us better than Friedman(maybe)

  6. Yeah, thanks for pointing her out, Carol!

    P.S. I changed my blog address: it's http://katiexkatie.blogspot.com/ now.