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The Riverhouse Stories : How Pubah S. Queen and Lazy LaRue Save the World

Carlisle, Andrea

ISBN 10: 0934971013 / ISBN 13: 9780934971010
Published by Calyx Books, 1986
Used Condition: Reader's Copy Soft cover
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Title: The Riverhouse Stories : How Pubah S. Queen ...

Publisher: Calyx Books

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Trade Paperback

Illustrator: Narkiewicz, Mary (illustrator)

Book Condition:Reader's Copy

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"It's a gift to the world, not quite a novel, not quite a collection of short stories....A precious moment in the channels of contemporary literature...very simply, a book of the heart."--San Francisco Chronicle¶"Her stories are carefully crafted magic....They joyously lull and illuminate."--Chicago Tribune


As the introduction attests, The Riverhouse Stories was one of those books that had a hard time finding a publisher. And it is a difficult book to categorize. The stories are short (a few pages at most), and at first glance, incredibly simple. There is Lazy LaRue, contemplating a difficult cat, and Pubah S. Queen, determined to organize her life. There are stories on feeding ducks, seeing rainbows, and visiting friends. While the subject matter changes, the feeling does not: all are fanciful, glowing, thoughtful - childlike in the best meaning of the term. If you are one of those people who thinks the world needs to be saved by something more practical than love, you might be inclined to dismiss this book. But give yourself a chance. Enter Lazy and Pubah's houseboat where all dreams are listened to and life is often composed of simple issues. Wonder at Pubah, female electrician in a male-dominated profession, a woman with ever so much to do. Smile at Lazy, who writes and thinks wide thoughts and finally decides to write about the woman she loves. And wait, as their whimsical, beautiful life sneaks into yours. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister

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