Reviews of Shades of Milk and Honey

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal « Wake County Libraries “Book a Day” Staff Pick

There are few things that please me as much as a librarian’s approbation. When it is the librarian from my home town? It makes the day full of rainbows and kittens. I grew up in Raleigh, NC and spent most of my summers in the Wake County Library system. They’ve just reviewed Shades of Milk and …

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Salt Lake County Library Reader’s Choice Nominee: SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY

I got a lovely email today, letting me know that Shades of Milk and Honey is a SLC Reader’s Choice nominee.  You all know how much I adore libraries, so to be on this list is a real honor. The Salt Lake County Library System is the largest in Utah, serving over 650,000 residents, through 18 …

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Glamorous Jane | Books | Portland Mercury

Yay! Our hometime independent paper, The Portland Mercury not only reviewed Shades of Milk and Honey but also liked it! Wish Jane Austen’s subtle novels had a little more action, but fewer zombies? Well, Portlander Mary Robinette Kowal’s debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey is your new manna. In this age of Regency spinning, …

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Shades of Milk and Honey is a 2011 Locus Award Finalists

Hurrah! Shades of Milk and Honey is one of the five finalists for the award for Best First Novel given by Locus.  I’m also happy to see so many books on there that I loved.  Yay! The Loving Dead, Amelia Beamer (Night Shade) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit UK; Orbit US) Shades of …

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The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent. reviews Shades of Milk and Honey

It is so very, very gratifying when someone gets what I was trying to do with the Austeninan aspect of Shades of Milk and Honey. Jane Austen famously described her novels — in a description subsequently often quoted to denigrate her work and that of other female writers, either overtly or through a backhanded head-pat — …

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San Francisco Chronicle’s best science fiction and fantasy books of 2010

The San Francisco Chronicle just posted their list of the Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2010.  Shades of Milk and Honey is on there! Kowal presents a tale of romance in Regency England with just a sprinkling of fantasy. Able to pull “glamour” out of the ether and create intricate tableaux that trick the …

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Review of SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY at A Dribble of Ink

Aidan Moher at Dribble of Ink has a very nice review of Shades of Milk and Honey.  One thing that pleases me is that he points out that this is not a typical fantasy novel.  I think some people have been surprised by the structure of it, since it does hew more closely to Jane …

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SF REVIEWS.NET: Shades of Milk and Honey

SF Reviews has a lovely review of Shades of Milk and Honey.  Here’s an excerpt. Shades of Milk and Honey is a heartfelt and sincere homage to a figure who’s influenced perhaps more writers than Tolkien. It’s never less than delightful, and is surprisingly effective in the way MaryRob’s fantasy elements convey themes consistent with …

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Shades of Milk and Honey nominated for an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010

Right after I left WFC yesterday, my wonderful publicist emailed me with some awesome news and, of course, I had no one to squee with. Shades of Milk and Honey has been nominated for an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010! The nominees are: The Bird of the River Kage Baker, Tor (Jul.) The …

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The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Shades of Milk and Honey

Hurrah! The San Francisco Chronicle reviewed Shades of Milk and Honey and liked it. The review wraps up with this: Kowal sets her own mark on this kind of comedy of manners and creates a low-key and witty debut novel, one that succeeds through understated humor and sprightly prose, rather than through absurd juxtapositions of …

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A link salad of reviews for Shades of Milk and Honey

A Study of Reading Habits has a nice review of Shades of Milk and Honey Dirty, Sexy Books gives Shades of Milk and Honey 4 stars “Brain Candy for a Lazy Afternoon.” Bookshelves of Doom says “Mary Robinette Kowal’s writing is both descriptive and tight — again and again, a few lines would give me a …

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The Jane Austen Centre reviews and likes Shades of Milk and Honey!

I am all astonished. The Jane Austen Centre in Bath has a review of Shades of Milk and Honey on their website AND wrote to let me know that they were planning on sending the review out with their newsletter. Let me repeat that: The Jane Austen Centre. Likes. My. Novel. John Ottinger writes about the …

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RT’s August Seal Of Excellence for Shades of Milk and Honey

August 2010’s RT Seal of Excellence was  Shades of Milk and Honey! I’m seriously delighted by this. Here are some comments from one of the editors on why my debut novel won the honor. “So often in a fantasy novel, the magic of the world is hastily wound around the characters and plot. However, Kowal’s glamours …

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Strand Bookstore reviews and has a sale on Shades of Milk and Honey

The Strand, which is the big independent bookstore in NYC is offering a half-off sale on Shades of Milk and Honey. Note that they only have four copies actually in stock.  Their staff also offered the following review of the book. ‘Shades of Milk and Honey’ is a captivating debut novel from Mary Robinette Kowal …

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Shades of Milk and Honey giveaway and review at Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

Over on the  Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia, there’s a chance to win two copies of Shades of Milk and Honey, thanks to celi.a who seems to have fallen in love with my novel.  Here’s how her review starts off: I found myself proclaiming to my friends that I’d found ‘the perfect book’ yesterday. I didn’t …

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