Search Results: "Candia McWilliam"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBATABLE LAND by Candia McWilliam
Released: March 13, 1995

"Utilizing lovely literary prose is like spelling banana: You have to know when to stop."
In this British import, McWilliam (A Little Stranger, 1989) imposes her florid voice on Scots and others making a Pacific journey by boat from Papeete, Tahiti. Read full book review >

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN WINTER by Candia McWilliam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Anyone who enjoys a play of words and appreciates the turn of a phrase in a beautifully constructed sentence will value this book for years to come."
Not just a remarkable memoir of McWilliam's (Wait Till I Tell You, 1997, etc.) battle with the onset of blindness, but also a blissful celebration of the poetry of her prose. Read full book review >

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WIVES AND LOVERS by Jane Candia Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Too elliptical, lyrical—and ordinary—to resonate."
Thinly drawn characters in tales that celebrate the lyrically evocative insights defining women's lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN by Jodi Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A sandy complement to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Doesn't every child want a dragon? Read full book review >

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I NEED MY MONSTER by Amanda Noll
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2009

"A clever anxiety-defuser and an unusually well done double-debut. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fretting that he won't be able to get to sleep with Gabe, his favorite under-the-bed monster, who has gone off on a fishing trip, a lad holds auditions for a temporary replacement. Read full book review >

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DOC HOLLIDAY'S WOMAN by Jane Candia Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1995

"This isn't revisionist history exactly, but, rather, a workmanlike treatment of a period of perpetual interest."
A rushed and incident-filled first novel about Kate Elder, lover of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, told from the woman's point of view. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING EVE by Jane Candia Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1993

"Even when sketchy, her lyricism usually saves the day."
Coleman's second collection (after Stories from Mesa Country, 1991): mostly delicate explorations of the passage of adolescents into adulthood and of married women into the complexities of adultery or disenchantment. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS IN MY HANDS by Jane Candia Coleman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

An elliptically told journey to selfhood through a landscape of transcendent beauty, lyrically evoked by a recipient of two Western Heritage Awards for her writing. Read full book review >

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SHMELF THE HANUKKAH ELF by Greg Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Those in search of seasonal stories that contain a blend of Christmas and Hanukkah will find an entertaining tale here. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What! Some good children will not receive Christmas presents? Read full book review >

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WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Irresistible. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
What if an animal's teeth grew into the space where you lost your two front teeth? Read full book review >

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HEY, THAT'S MY MONSTER! by Amanda Noll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"What could be more soporific at bedtime than hairy, green-haired slime ogres with nightlight-orange eyes? (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another round of under-the-bed-boojum auditions from the creators of I Need My Monster (2009). Read full book review >