Search Results: "Anne Michaels"


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POEMS by Anne Michaels
Released: Jan. 10, 2000

"With the exception of some narratives that flatten into literalness: a volume of intensely felt emotional truth, strengthened by intellectual rigor and haunting imagery."
Michaels, whose first novel (Fugitive Pieces, 1997) was published to considerable literary acclaim, couples profound intellect with deeply felt emotion in a volume that includes two award-winning collections of poems previously published only in Canada (The Weight of Oranges, 1986; and Miners Pond, 1991), along with new work, Skin Divers. Read full book review >

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THE ESSAYS OF LEONARD MICHAELS by Leonard Michaels
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 7, 2009

"Contains weaknesses, but largely enjoyable and intellectually stimulating."
A collection of articles by celebrated author Michaels (The Collected Stories of Leonard Michaels, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WINTER VAULT  by Anne Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Readers passionate about history, philosophy and the power of words to bend meaning will swoon for Michaels' rarefied if oddly impersonal fiction."
Canadian poet and novelist Michaels (Fugitive Pieces, 1997) offers a deeply felt novel of ideas that explores loss, displacement, human connection and the "one or two organizing principles" that inform an individual life. Read full book review >

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FUGITIVE PIECES by Anne Michaels
Released: March 7, 1997

"A stunning work, quite beautifully written, and a lovely homage to the imperiled yet indomitable culture and individuals it celebrates. (First printing of 35,000)"
A moving tale of survival becomes a grave and stately hymn to the revivifying qualities of language and learning in this impressive debut by a Canadian poet. Read full book review >

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ELISA MICHAELS, BIGGER & BETTER by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Familiar situations and characters, frequent pencil illustrations, and generous font and white space make this a perfect transitional book for new readers who will look forward to following Elisa and her warm family and friends in the future. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Elisa, almost eight, is the star of the newest Riverside Kids series. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A graceful tribute and a touching act of gratitude."
An articulate statement of the enduring power of Anne Frank's original work joined with a brief biography, an analysis of the 1955 play and 1959 film based on the diary, some attacks on Holocaust deniers and a few thoughts on approaches to teaching the work. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Josephine Poole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"But her story was just beginning.' (chronology, author's note, Web site) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Poole introduces Anne Frank, one of the most recognizable figures of Holocaust history, to younger audiences in this picture-book biography written in succinct and candid language. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MISS PETITFOUR by Anne Michaels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An homage to classic fantasies for an audience willing to suspend all disbelief and just go along for the ride. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Miss Petitfour is a quirky, creative, charming, magical cat lover. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Melissa Müller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An invaluable complement to an immortal testimony."
Anne Frank, before and after the diary, with many new details and a fresh, welcome perspective. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Gene Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Brief glossary and bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
In ``The Library of Famous Women'' series, an easily read biography with enough historical data to provide a clear context and many photos of people, places, and events. Read full book review >