An Exaltation of Larks has ratings and reviews. Candace said: Check out more of my reviews at s book was absolutely. This ultimate edition of An Exaltation of Larks is Mr. Lipton’s brilliant answer to the assault on language and literacy in the last decades of the twentieth century. I If you see anything you like on the website, please email me at [email protected] I also have products for sale at. Etsy An Exaltation of Larks.

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From the very beginning, I was invested in this book. It also disturbed me, charmed me, broke and fixed me. Feb 09, Dee Montoya rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is late at night and someone is banging loudly on the front door.

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I sent a copy to my friend who is a physician and a published author of historical fiction. There are also suggestions at the end for how to play games surrounding terms of venery–mostly where you have to come up with terms, sometimes coming up with a term to go with given nouns, sometimes a noun to go with a given term, and sometimes the whole expression fitting into a particular category, and the players vote on the best ones. Books by Suanne Laqueur.

The way that this book weaves and wobbles and shoots straight to the stars will stay with you and make you think about it for days. The link is at the top. It was much shorter and exaltatlon less text. I cannot wait to catch up with them all in book 2, A Charm of Finches following Jav in his quest for uhm venery.

For her exaptation mind although her house was standing in flames. After days of being left alone, Alejandro’s father returns. Does that joggle you linguistically like it does me? While he will make some effort to identify which old source originated which terms, in the modern lists there are a few general statements about who may have offered items under which topic, but nothing in the way of footnotes.


This story spans 3 decades. A great majority of the terms use some characteristic of the thing in the group as the term–we are so used to hearing a pride of lions that we don’t stop to think about how lions must have looked proud to someone long ago, resulting in that name.

Her breath lifted him up and down. It’s about collective nouns, both ones that can trace their origins back to the 15th century, and new ones that I’m convinced Lipton made up. I have searching for this in used book stores and I finally found an old hardcover copy. Then love, lust, friendship, and incredible coincidences will play a big part in either fortifying or perhaps destroying their bond forever. I fell in love with each and everyone of the main characters and I adored the side cast just as much.

For those who have ever wondered if the familiar “pride of lions” and “gaggle of geese” were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided the definitive answer: The terms of venery are given as at most a smattering on each page so there aren’t too many to overwhelm the reader. He broke my heart and despite his feelings on love, I felt he fought for it the most. Javier AKA Jav, becomes a highly sought after male escort.

I understand the significance but the additional drama just felt a little off to me. For example, a lot of the catholic terms came up from Reformation England, so an Abomination of Nuns which someone needs to tell Catholic school kids about this collective noun is an actual term.

Maybe the payoff occurs in A Charm of Finchesbecause this certainly has exaltattion open ending. Each faces their own set of trials and tribulations that affect how they ealtation their lives. Suanne Laqueur created characters that will stay with exaotation for a long time.

As adults their lives intersect one final time and nothing is the same.

Every character tugs at your heart and opens it up to fly in exaltation. It’s been a few days since I read it, and every love song, every thought reminds me of these beautiful characters and their story. Nov 16, Felicia rated it it was amazing. If you love books that encompass decades, this one is gold.


Under the tutelage of his mentor, Gloria, he quickly rises through the ranks, becoming one of the most sought after male escorts in the city. I felt ever word, sentence, emotion, character!

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For me lrks consistently best part of this edition are the illustrations. An Exaltation of Larks was a unique and at times harrowing story about three people and those in their lives and how the ties that bind are sometimes more than meets the eye. Whimsical, detailed and entertaining, they best exemplify the humor and satiric aptness that is and was always a part of the Terms of Venery.

Whatever the choices made by the characters I always believed in their motivation which is key to my personal enjoyment of a story.

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Grand prize winner of the Writer’s Digest Awards. Javier realizes just how precious life can be.

For fleeing the coop thereby leaving me an awful lot of time to read books, especially An Exaltation of Larks. The man had to know what a lethal weapon he was, yet his demeanor was utterly casual. I like stories that use the setting to tell the story as much as the characters. One of the sections is regarding terms he has created.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. I’m the odd man out here: Does it still show unavailable for you? I think describing our wants as outside exaltatiom ourselves is more about fear from the repercussions of wanting what so far we’ve never considered. For his loyalty and him being a rock when everything seems to be falling apart.

The tableaux of four golden-blond larks and three dark tigers filled his eyes and squeezed his heart.

The Collective Nouns of Animals and Birds. An Exaltation of Larks is an ensemble cast fiction that has some romantic elements and homoerotic moments, but romance?