Book Reviews by Ursula
Margaret Atwood, Moral Disorder: “Eleven-piece suite” The Guardian, 23 September 2006.
Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood The Guardian, 29 August 2009.
J.G. Ballard, Kingdom Come: “Revolution in the aisles” The Guardian, 9 September 2006.
John Berger, A to X: “The story of Us and Them.” The Guardian, 16 August 2008.
Roberto Bolaño, Monsieur Pain The Guardian. 29 January 2011.
TC Boyle, When the Killing’s Done. Review by Ursula, at The Guardian. 22 April 2011
Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book: “The shelf-life of shadows” The Guardian,January 19, 2008.
Italo Calvino, The Complete Cosmicomics: “Into the cosmos with Qfwfq” The Guardian, 15 June 2009.
Dorothy Canfield, The Deepening Stream. The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening, pt.4: Three Novels, by Ursula, at Aqueduct Press. 12 December 2012
Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America The Guardian, 30 January 2010.
Susanna Clarke, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories October 2006.
Ivan Doig, English Creek. The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening, pt.4: Three Novels, by Ursula, at Aqueduct Press. 12 December 2012
Margaret Drabble, The Sea Lady: “Mermaid on dry land” The Guardian, 22 July 2006.
Carol Emshwiller, Ledoyt, A Review. The Women’s Review of Books, 2001.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, a review by Ursula at The Guardian. 30 March 2017
Alan Garner, Boneland, a review by Ursula. Guardian.co.uk. 29 August 2012.
Xiaolu Guo, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers: “Sorry of my English” The Guardian, 27 January 2007.
You Should Come With Me Now, by M John Harrison: Review by Ursula at The Guardian. 28 November 2017
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, review by Ursula at The Guardian, 21 June 2015.
Lian Hearn, Heaven’s Net Is Wide: “Before the dream” The Guardian, 27 October 2007.
S.T. Joshi, editor, Lord Dunsany: In the Land of Time and Other Fantasy Tales LA Times Book Review, 2004. (Added to website 6 July 2009.)
Manju Kapur, The Immigrant: “A passage to Canada” The Guardian, 18 April 2009.
Panos Karnezis, The Convent [aka The Spirit World?] The Guardian 16 January 2010.
Joanna Kavenna, The Birth of Love The Guardian, 5 June 2010.
A.L. Kennedy, Day, “At war with you” The Guardian, 7 April 2007.
Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior. The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening, pt.4: Three Novels, by Ursula, at Aqueduct Press. 12 December 2012
Michelle de Kretser, The Lost Dog: “One man and his dog” The Guardian, 18 June 2008.
Review of On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee by Ursula at The Guardian. 3 February 2014
Donna Leon, Suffer the Little Children: “The Baby-Snatchers” The Guardian, 12 May 2007.
Doris Lessing, The Cleft: “Saved by a Squirt” The Guardian, 17 March 2007.
Toby Litt, Journey into Space: “Spaceship of fools” The Guardian, 28 February 2009.
Penelope Lively, Consequences: “The soldier’s grave,” The Guardian, 16 June 2007.
Sara Maitland, A Book of Silence Literary Review. 16 September 2009
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel review — a surreal offering from the Life of Pi author, a review by Ursula at The Guardian. 4 February 2016
Vonda N. McIntyre, Dreamsnake. The Wild Winds of Possibility, from The Cascadia Subduction Zone, Vol. 1, No. 2., reprinted by Book View Café. 6 June 2011
China Miéville, Embassytown, at The Guardian. 8 May 2011
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks — dazzle of narrative fireworks at The Guardian. 2 September 2014
Jan Morris, Hav: “Magical history tour” The Guardian, 3 June 2006.
Joseph O’Connor, Ghost Light The Guardian, 22 July 2010.
The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka, a review by Ursula in The Guardian. 28 January 2012
Anna Pavord, The Naming of Names: The Search for Order in the World of Plants: “You say arbutus, I say kisspop” The Guardian, 26 November 2005.
José Luis Peixoto, The Piano Cemetery, at The Guardian. 18 February 2011
Victor Pelevin, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf: “Pinning the tail on the fox,” The Guardian, 16 February 2008.
Emily Perkins, The Forrests, a review by Ursula at The Guardian. 7 June 2012
Christopher Priest, The Islanders, a review by Ursula at The Guardian. 3 October 2011
Ron Rash, The Cove, The Guardian, 16 March 2012.
Jiang Rong, Wolf Totem: “Keep off the grass.” The Guardian, 22 March 2008.
Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence. “The real uses of enchantment.” Guardian Unlimited, 29 March 2008.
José Saramago, “Skylight by José Saramago — love, life and loss in Lisbon” The Guardian, 23 July 2014
Jose Saramago, The Elephant’s Journey. The Guardian, 19 August 2010.
Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie – a modern Arabian Nights, a review by Ursula at The Guardian, 6 September 2015
José Saramago, Seeing: “The plague of blank ballots” The Guardian, Saturday 15 April 2006.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld — a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, a review by Ursula at The Guardian, 21 April 2016
Ali Smith, Girl Meets Boy, “Sigmund and the blind seer” Guardian Unlimited, 8 December 2007.
Dava Sobel, The Planets. “Anti-gravity solar system,” LA Times, 5 October 2005.
Maria Tatar, Enchanted Hunters LA Times, 14 June 2009.
Scarlett Thomas, The End of Mr Y. “Lost in Mindspace” The Guardian, 21 July 2007.
Barry Unsworth, Land of Marvels. “Digging for victory.” The Guardian, 17 January 2009.
Salley Vickers, Where Three Roads Meet: “Sigmund and the blind seer” Guardian Unlimited, 8 December 2007.
Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods. “Head Cases” The Guardian, 22 September 2007.
Stefan Zweig, The Post Office Girl. Literary Review 2009.