Books By Laurie Lisle
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"Portrait of an Artist is in many ways a remarkably informative book. Lisle has created a vivid and sensitive portrait of O'Keeffe as an artist and woman."
~ James R. Mellow, The Saturday Review
"What a personality emerges from these pages!...Portrait of an Artist is filled with riches, and nearly every remark of Georgia's is worth recording."
~ Joyce Carol Oates, Mademoiselle
"Portrait of an Artist is a superb piece of work in every respectů Clearly journalist Lisle has scooped the art world with an impressive literary debut."
~ James Idema, Smithsonian Magazine
"Lisle's admiration and respect for Nevelson's long struggle and enchanted cabinets and walls are always evident, but she lets the evidence speak."
~Michael Brenson, The New York Times Book Review
"Lisle presents a figure whose eroticism seems far richer, far more complex than mere sexual appeal...[seeing] both the pain and the joy surrounding Nevelson's eccentric behavior."
~ Woman's Art Journal
"Lisle has constructed a colorful, rich study of Nevelson's creative evolution."
~ The Boston Sunday Herald
"This is not only an excellent book, but a true act of courage."
~ Stephanie Dickison,Canadian Women's Studies
"At last, an intelligent analysis of the powerful societal pressure upon women to become mothers."
~ Carolyn Heilbrun, Writing a Woman's Life
"Laurie Lisle has given us an eloquent and insightful discussion of childlessness and women who end up--by design or default--remaining without child."
~ Anne Taylor Fleming, Motherhood Deferred
"An elegantly written yet also edgily realistic account of small town, small garden life."
~ Kirkus Reviews
"Lisle's writing reminds a reader of Capability Brown, a bit of Gertrude Jekyll, a bit of Katherine White."
~ The Los Angeles Times
"Lisle's cogent meditations on the rewards of working the land and nurturing the soul are elegant, eloquent reminders of the importance of listening to the inner muse."
"The story of Westover is an engagingly one charmingly told, and it gives a good overview of the shifting notions of what makes a well-educated woman throughout the twentieth century."
~ Feminist Review
"Tragedy, glory and a great future made this book hard to put down."
~ Eunice Groark, former Connecticut Lieutenant Governor
"Westover is a fascinating lens into the lives of groundbreaking women whose thoughts on how women should be educated remain captivating--and contentious."
~The Republican American