Two Lives

Overview

William Trevor's astonishing range as a writer--his humor, subtlety, and compassionate grasp of human behavior--is fully demonstrated in these two short novels. In Reading Turgenev, a lonely country girl escapes her loveless marriage in the arms of a bookish young man. In My House in Umbria, a former madam befriends the other survivors of a terrorist bombing with surprising results. Nominated for the Booker Award.

William Trevor's astonishing range as a writer--his ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (50) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $15.93   
  • Used (46) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$15.93
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(1085)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Monroe Township, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$41.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(3)

Condition: New
We ship worldwide

Ships from: CABA, Argentina

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$49.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(3)

Condition: New
Brand new

Ships from: CABA, Argentina

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$58.77
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(215)

Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

William Trevor's astonishing range as a writer--his humor, subtlety, and compassionate grasp of human behavior--is fully demonstrated in these two short novels. In Reading Turgenev, a lonely country girl escapes her loveless marriage in the arms of a bookish young man. In My House in Umbria, a former madam befriends the other survivors of a terrorist bombing with surprising results. Nominated for the Booker Award.

William Trevor's astonishing range as a writer--his humor, subtlety, and compassionate grasp of human behavior--is fully demonstrated in these two short novels. In "Reading Turgenev," a lonely country girl escapes her loveless marriage in the arms of a bookish young man. In "My House in Umbria," a former madam befriends the other survivors of a terrorist bombing with surprising results. Nominated for the Booker Award.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Books of the Century
...The reader is gently jolted into seeing beneath the beautifully composed surfaces the rippling complexities inherent in being human.
Books of the CenturyNew York Times
...[T]he reader is gently jolted into seeing beneath [the beautifully composed surfaces] the rippling complexities inherent in being human.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One of our modern masters, Trevor (Fools of Fortune; Family Sins) is in top form with this exquisite pair of mirroring narratives. The first novella, ``Reading Turgenev,'' is the story of a woman who, denied love in her marriage, turns to a half-imaginary romance with a cousin who reads Turgenev to her in a cemetery; later, she desolately retreats into the shadowy world of her memories and desires. ``My House in Umbria'' is a first-person narrative about an aging writer of romances with a mysterious past whose fiction exhibits resolution and a kind of tranquility. A passenger on a train attacked by terrorists, the writer takes in a group of fellow survivors of the blast. Their healing becomes cathartic for her, bringing elements of her past to the surface. The two lives thus limned provide a balanced pair of portraits, one of a woman who avoids reality and the other of one who confronts it. Told in Trevor's graceful, evocative language, these narratives are further evidence of the author's sublime grasp of the complexities of human relationships.
Library Journal
Two Lives is two full-blown novels on isolated women, a vein familiar from Trevor's very elegant and very popular short stories. The first life, ``Reading Turgenev,'' is the uneventful one: marriage of convenience gone sour in small-town Ireland, glimpse of love in dying young man (who provides the Turgenev), willful retreat into loneliness. The second, ``My House in Umbria,'' is the eventful one: prostitute-turned-romance-novelist tears across three continents until slowed (and rendered reflective) by terrorist bomb. There is something labored about all this, especially the old-age frame for the first story and the chat about writing novels in the second. But Trevor's 12 novels (if we count this once) consistently manage to be both intelligent and moving. His loyal, literate following will be pleased by a two-for-one offer inviting exercises in comparison and contrast. -- John P. Harrington, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Library Journal
Two Lives is two full-blown novels on isolated women, a vein familiar from Trevor's very elegant and very popular short stories. The first life, ``Reading Turgenev,'' is the uneventful one: marriage of convenience gone sour in small-town Ireland, glimpse of love in dying young man (who provides the Turgenev), willful retreat into loneliness. The second, ``My House in Umbria,'' is the eventful one: prostitute-turned-romance-novelist tears across three continents until slowed (and rendered reflective) by terrorist bomb. There is something labored about all this, especially the old-age frame for the first story and the chat about writing novels in the second. But Trevor's 12 novels (if we count this once) consistently manage to be both intelligent and moving. His loyal, literate following will be pleased by a two-for-one offer inviting exercises in comparison and contrast. -- John P. Harrington, Cooper Union, New York, NY
New York Times Books of the Century
...[T]he reader is gently jolted into seeing beneath [the beautifully composed surfaces] the rippling complexities inherent in being human.
Kirkus Reviews
Trevor (Family Sins) provides genuine literary delight as well as book-buying value in this clever pairing of two novels under one title.The longer of the two, "Reading Turgenev," is also the more conventional—a somber tale of a woman who feigns madness in response to an oppressive "marriage of convenience." Mary Louise Dallon, the 21-year-old daughter of an impoverished Irish Protestant farmer, hopes to escape the boredom of country life by marrying "the only well-to-do Protestant for miles around." Elmer Quarry, almost twice Mary Louise's age, is a bald and paunchy tradesman who lives in town with his two mean and petty unmarried sisters. Not surprisingly, the marriage is doomed from the start, with Elmer unable to bring it to consummation and his sisters making daily life for Mary Louise a living hell. While kind and guilt-ridden Elmer retreats into the bottle, Mary Louise develops a wild passion for her sickly cousin who, on their secret trysts, reads her Russian novels. Their love remains chaste since the cousin dies suddenly, sending Mary Louise deeper into herself. Eventually, she's institutionalized, to be released decades later, all the while revisiting the scenes of her true love, the passages from Turgenev that stirred her soul. The narrator of "My House in Umbria" also escapes into literature—the formulaic romance novels she writes with much commercial success in her middle age. Her retreat from reality was occasioned by a life of hardship that's far more interesting than anything in her fiction. Sold at birth by her natural parents, her adoptive father began to abuse her sexually at an early age. Eventually, she becomes a prostitute in Africa, where shesaves enough money to buy a villa in Italy and begin writing her books. Fate intrudes in a rude way when she survives an unclearly motivated bombing on an Italian train, undermining the serenity she found in writing. Vastly different in style and setting, the two stories converge thematically, testifying to the range of Trevor's talent and the singularity of his vision.
From the Publisher
Two Lives offers two superb novels in one volume . . . as rich and moving as anything I have read in years. . . . Marvelous.” —The Guardian

“A sensibility reigns here which is at once inquisitive and loving. . . . Trevor’s is among the most subtle and sophisticated fiction being written today.” —John Banville, The New York Review of Books

“A writer at the peak of his powers; [Two Lives] reminds you what good reading is all about.” —Anne Tyler, Chicago Sun Times

“One of the most beautiful and memorable things Trevor has written.” —Hermione Lee, The Independent on Sunday (U.K.)

“These novels will endure. And in every beautiful sentence there is not a word out of place.” —Anita Brookner, The Spectator (U.K.)

“Trevor’s adroit playing-off of two worlds in each of the Two Lives—the sterile and the sublime—enables him to balance humor and heartbreak in perfect equilibrium.” —John Walsh, The Sunday Times (London)

“He writes like an angel, but is determined to wring your heart . . . Trevor at his most evocative and haunting.” —The Daily Mail (U.K.)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140153729
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.85 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

William Trevor

William Trevor is the author of twenty-nine books, including Felicia’s Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction. In 2001, he won the Irish Times Literature Prize for fiction. Two of his books were chosen by The New York Times as best books of the year, and his short stories appear regularly in the New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire. He lives in Devon, England.

Biography

"William Trevor is an extraordinarily mellifluous writer, seemingly incapable of composing an ungraceful sentence," Brooke Adams once wrote in the New York Times Book Review. Hailed by the New Yorker as "probably the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language," Trevor has also written over a dozen acclaimed novels as well as several plays. His characters are often people whose desires have been unfulfilled, and who come to rely on various forms of self-deception and fantasy to make their lives bearable.

Trevor was born in 1928 to a middle-class, Protestant family in Ireland. After graduating from Trinity College with a degree in history, he attempted to carve out a career as a sculptor. He moved to England in 1954 and exhibited his sculptures there; he also wrote his first novel, A Standard of Behavior, which was published in 1958 but met with little critical success. His second novel, The Old Boys, won the 1964 Hawthornden Prize for Literature and marked the beginning of a long and prolific career as a novelist, short-story writer and playwright.

Three of Trevor's novels have won the prestigious Whitbread Novel of the Year Award: The Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune and Felicia's Journey. Felicia's Journey, about a pregnant Irish girl who goes to England to find the lover who abandoned her, was adapted for the screen in 1999 by director Atom Egoyan. Trevor, who has described himself as a short-story writer who enjoys writing novels, has also written such celebrated short stories as "Three People," in which a woman who murdered her disabled sister harbors an unspoken longing for the man who provided her with an alibi, and "The Mourning," about a young man who is pressed by political activists into planting a bomb (both from The Hill Bachelors).

Some critics have noted a change in Trevor's work over the years: his early stories tend to contain comic sketches of England, while his later ones describe Ireland with the elegiac tone of an expatriate. Trevor, who now lives in Devon, England, has suggested that he has something of an outsider's view of both countries. "I feel a sense of freshness when I come back [to Ireland]," he said in a 2000 Irish radio interview. "If I lived in, say, Dungarvan or Skibbereen, I think I wouldn't notice things."

As it stands, Trevor is clearly a writer who notices things, just as one of his characters notices "the glen and the woods and the seashore, the flat rocks where the shrimp pools were, the room she woke up in, the chatter of the hens in the yard, the gobbling of the turkeys, her footsteps the first marks on the sand when she walked to Kilauran to school" (The Story of Lucy Gault). Yet as Trevor told an interviewer for The Irish Times, "You mustn't write about what you know. You must use your imagination. Fiction is an act of the imagination." Trevor's fertile imagination captures, as Alice McDermott wrote in The Atlantic, "the terrible beauty of Ireland's fate, and the fate of us all -- at the mercy of history, circumstance, and the vicissitudes of time."

Good To Know

When Trevor was growing up, he wanted to be a clerk in the Bank of Ireland -- following in the footsteps of his father, James William Cox. Cox's career as a bank manager took the family all over Ireland, and Trevor attended over a dozen different schools before entering Trinity College in Dublin.

Trevor married his college sweetheart, Jane Ryan, in 1952. After the birth of their first son, Trevor worked for a time as an advertising copywriter in London. He also sculpted and worked as an art teacher, but gave up his sculpting after it became "too abstract."

In addition to the 1999 film Felicia's Journey, two other movies have been based on Trevor's works: Fools of Fortune (1990), directed by Pat O'Connor, and Attracta (1983), directed by Kieran Hickey. According to Trevor's agent, the plays Reading Turgenev and My House in Umbria are also being adapted for the screen.

Trevor is also the author of several plays, most of which are not in print in the U.S. Works include Scenes from an Album, Marriages, and Autumn Sunshine.

Read More Show Less
    1. Also Known As:
      William Trevor Cox (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Devon, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 24, 1928
    2. Place of Birth:
      Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland
    1. Education:
      Trinity College, Dublin, 1950

Reading Group Guide

INTRODUCTION

What is the difference between one's life story and the stories one tells? This question amounts to much more than semantics when applied to the two women we come to know in William Trevor's short novels Reading Turgenev and My House in Umbria, published together as Two Lives. In Reading Turgenev, Mary Louise Dallon marries a draper to escape her family's farm and enjoy life in a small Irish town, only to find life in the town worse than the life she left. In My House in Umbria, Mrs. Emily Delahunty flees a seaside town in England to escape an abusive adoptive father. She travels the world, finally settling in a house in Umbria, where circumstances suggest she has succeeded in building a new life for herself. But, after a traumatic experience, her past comes rushing back.

On the surface, the lives of these two women, both fifty-six years old, seem very different. As their stories unfold, however, similarities become apparent. As they age, both Mary Louise and Mrs. Delahunty retreat ever further into worlds of their own imagining. Because Mrs. Delahunty narrates My House in Umbria, this fact eventually compromises our faith in the distinctions she makes between the real and the imaginary. Both novels examine two of Trevor's recurring subjects: events and circumstances that cause people to seek refuge in fictions they create, and the limitations that women face in a world still dominated by men.

In Reading Turgenev, Mary Louise settles for marrying Elmer Quarry, fourteen years her senior, so she can move into town and work at Quarry's drapery. Mary Louise and Elmer share absolutely no passion—in fact, they fail to ever consummate their marriage. Elmer's sisters, Rose and Matilda, resent Mary Louise's intrusion into the family and continuously harass her. As Elmer and Mary Louise become more isolated from each other, Elmer disappears into drink and Mary Louise carries on a platonic affair with her frail cousin, Robert, for whom she had a childhood fascination. After Robert dies, he is no less central to Mary Louise's life. She buys his possessions at an auction and continues to project herself and Robert into the Turgenev stories he once read to her.

Why does Mary Louise plunge deeper and deeper into her fantasies, rather than attempt to change her real life? Near the end of the novel, we are told that, for thirty-one years, Mary Louise "passed as mad and was at peace" (p. 221). To the other characters in the novel, Mary Louise does indeed appear mad. To the reader, whether she is mad or not depends on where the line is between the self-deception that makes life bearable and delusions so powerful as to negate reality. In Reading Turgenev, a number of characters live secret lives that most people are aware of but that no one talks about openly. Trevor shows us characters who cling to tradition, religion, marriage, or simply familiar circumstances to avoid the emotional pain of changing, of admitting to grave mistakes, of acknowledging a wasted life.

In My House in Umbria, Mrs. Delahunty tries to present herself as a simple woman, but fails to conceal the inner conflicts that animate her. Rising above an incredibly difficult past, she has come to own a house in Umbria, where she lodges tourists and writes happily-ever-after romance novels. She claims, "There's not much to me" (p. 236), and tells us that she is "not a woman of the world" (p. 225). What she later discloses disproves both statements. Mrs. Delahunty's unfortunate origins are almost comically exaggerated—her parents, who made their living performing daring stunts with a motorcycle and what she calls "a Wall of Death," sold her to an English couple when she was an infant. Her subsequent fate is excruciating. As she describes it, "There was the purchase of a female infant so that a man could later satisfy his base desires" (p. 368). Before making her way to Italy, she spends several years as a prostitute in Africa.

After suffering a horrible "outrage," a bomb that explodes on her train, Mrs. Delahunty invites three other survivors to convalesce in her home—the General, an elderly Englishman; Otmar, a young German; and Aimee, an eight-year-old American girl. As they all recover together, Mrs. Delahunty alternately reveals to us details of her own life and compulsively imagines the details of her guests' lives, seemingly unconcerned that the truth about her guests might be entirely different. Why she engages in such invention is never spelled out; that her imaginings are somewhat analogous to fiction writing does not quite explain it. None of the three guests commands as much of Mrs. Delahunty's attention as Thomas Riversmith, the cold, unemotional uncle now responsible for the orphaned Aimee. When Riversmith arrives, planning to take the child home with him, Mrs. Delahunty's imagination begins to spin wholly out of control. She dreams about a scene in Riversmith's childhood and becomes convinced that her dream is an accurate representation of his past. She pursues Riversmith mercilessly, embarrassingly, trying to tell him her life story, trying to prevent him from taking Aimee home to America, trying perhaps to seduce him.

Because Mrs. Delahunty's imagination seems ever more ungovernable, the parts of the narrative that she presents as fact gradually become suspect. Does Riversmith really live in Virginsville, Pennsylvania? Or does the town's name reveal Mrs. Delahunty's fear that Aimee will be sexually abused if she returns to America with Riversmith? Is Otmar somehow responsible for the bombing of the train, as Mrs. Delahunty insinuates? Why would she think him guilty, especially if there is no evidence against him? Even the name of the Italian doctor who attends to Aimee—Dr. Innocenti—strains credulity. At the end of the novel, Mrs. Delahunty reports that she no longer writes. Has her capacity to tell stories, which she says "were a help" (p. 233), been exhausted? Mrs. Delahunty ends by referring to herself as less than a person, having become merely "the presence you are familiar with" (p. 375). One wonders if she has lost the ability to invent herself, and the people around her, thus extinguishing her very desire to live.

ABOUT WILLIAM TREVOR

William Trevor Cox was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland in 1928. His father's career as a bank manager led to a transient life for the family. Trevor attended over a dozen schools in provincial towns before moving to Dublin at thirteen. Of his early years, Trevor says he lived the life of a "middle-class gypsy." Although his ambitions were modest—Trevor hoped to be a clerk in the Bank of Ireland—he was introduced to sculpture while attending St. Columba's College in Dublin. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, he worked as a sculptor, supporting himself by teaching. Trevor's art was exhibited in Dublin and in several places in England, to which he emigrated in 1953. In 1958 Trevor published his first novel, A Standard of Behaviour, to little critical success. Two years later, in need of a steady income and thinking his art had become too abstract, he gave up sculpting and took a job as a copywriter at a London advertising agency. He began writing fiction again, publishing a few short stories. His second and third novels, The Old Boys and The Boarding House, both won the Hawthornden Prize.

Trevor has since won numerous awards, including Great Britain's prestigious Whitbread Novel of the Year three times, for The Children of Dynmouth (1976), Fools of Fortune (1983), and Felicia's Journey (1994). Several of his novels have also been short-listed for the Booker Prize, including Mrs. Eckdork in O'Neill's Hotel (1970), The Children of Dynmouth (1976), and Reading Turgenev (from Two Lives) (1991). Although his novels have received much recognition, Trevor describes himself as a "short story writer who likes writing novels," and he is revered as a master of the genre. The Hill Bachelors (2000), Trevor's most recent short story collection, received the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for fiction. Trevor is a member of the Irish Academy of Letters and resides in Devon, England, with his wife, Jane Ryan Cox.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Reading Turgenev

  • Why does Mary Louise feel she has made a "ludicrous, laughable mistake" (p. 34) in marrying Elmer?
  • Why don't Elmer and Mary Louise consummate their marriage?
  • Why don't Rose and Matilda accept Elmer's marriage?
  • What part does reading the work of Turgenev play in the relationship between Mary Louise and Robert?
  • Why can Mary Louise declare her love for Robert only after he has died?
  • Why does Mary Louise want Elmer and his sisters to think she is mad?
  • Are we intended to think Mary Louise is mad, or only pretending to be mad?
  • Why does the clergyman call Mary Louise "prosperous" (p. 221)?
  • Why does the clergyman wonder: "Does love like hers frighten everyone just a little?" (p. 221)?

  • FOR FURTHER REFLECTION
  • Why is it so hard to break with tradition?
  • Why do people continue to live emotionally painful lives instead of changing their circumstances?

My House in Umbria

  • Why does Mrs. Delahunty invite the other survivors of the outrage into her house?
  • Why does Mrs. Delahunty say "there's not much to me" (p. 236)?
  • Why does Mrs. Delahunty decide to call her next book Ceaseless Tears, even though all of her previous romance novels end happily?
  • What does Mrs. Delahunty mean when she says that all of her romance novels "came out of nothing, literally out of emptiness" (p. 261)?
  • Why is Mrs. Delahunty so eager to prevent Mr. Riversmith from taking his niece home?
  • Why does Mrs. Delahunty stop writing after the accident?
  • What keeps Quinty and Mrs. Delahunty together?
  • Why does Mrs. Delahunty want to tell her life story to Mr. Riversmith?
  • Why does Mrs. Delahunty look through her guests' belongings and eavesdrop on Mr. Riversmith's conversations?
  • Does Mrs. Delahunty know the difference between what is real and what she imagines?
  • Why does Mrs. Delahunty let her new garden wither and die?

  • FOR FURTHER REFLECTION
  • How does sharing a traumatic experience with someone else make a difference in the effort to cope with its effects?
  • How much of our impressions of other people is determined by our own past experiences?

  • RELATED TITLES

Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (1857)
To escape her father's farm, Emma marries Charles Bovary, but the life she lives never measures up to those she reads about in romance novels.

Jane Hamilton, The Book of Ruth (1988)
A young woman stuck in a dead-end job in a hardscrabble northern Illinois town tries to make a new start after a nearly impossible life with her dominating mother and crazy, going-nowhere boyfriend.

Alice Munro, Open Secrets (1994)
This collection of short stories examines the limited choices several generations of women face. All of the characters share origins in rural Ontario.

Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons (1862)
Turgenev's most acclaimed novel examines the nihilism of the character Bazarov, who, despite his dark philosophy, tries to find happiness in love.

Richard Yates, The Easter Parade (1976)
In this novel, set mainly in postwar New York, Emily Grimes chooses an independent path before it was considered acceptable for middle-class women. Despite brief promise, she finds desperate loneliness.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)