Lily Tuck


Born
in France
October 10, 1938


<b>Lily Tuck</b> is an American novelist and short story writer whose novel The News from Paraguay won the 2004 National Book Award for Fiction. Her novel Siam was nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She has published four other novels, a collection of short stories, and a biography of Italian novelist Elsa Morante (see "Works" below).<br />An American citizen born in Paris, Tuck now divides her time between New York City and Maine; she has also lived in Thailand and (during her childhood) Uruguay and Peru. Tuck has stated that "living in other countries has given me a different perspective as a writer. It has heightened my sense of dislocation and rootlessness. ... I think this feeling is reflected in my characters, most of them women ...more

Average rating: 3.49 · 8,421 ratings · 1,214 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
The News from Paraguay

3.06 avg rating — 2,068 ratings — published 2004 — 22 editions
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I Married You for Happiness

3.25 avg rating — 1,480 ratings — published 2011 — 21 editions
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Sisters

3.31 avg rating — 998 ratings — published 2017 — 9 editions
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The Double Life of Liliane

3.05 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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The House at Belle Fontaine

3.37 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Siam, or The Woman Who Shot...

3.04 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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Limbo, and Other Places I H...

3.17 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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Woman of Rome: A Life of El...

3.36 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
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The Woman Who Walked on Water

3.18 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Interviewing Matisse, or Th...

2.62 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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“Surprising yourself is a big thing for me—to go somewhere that I don’t even know I’m going.”
Lily Tuck

“It seems this time being a grass widow has been good for you; this temporary emancipation from my domination is allowing you to develop your own identity.”
Lily Tuck, Sisters

“her first day in Paris she can hardly get out of bed. When finally she does, she stands at the window and watches the cats. She does not feel depressed so much as absent. She”
Lily Tuck, The House at Belle Fontaine

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