Search Results: "Christa Parravani"


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HER by Christa Parravani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Parravani delicately probes the fragile, intimate boundaries among love, identity and loss."
In this haunting memoir, photographer Parravani deconstructs the intense bonds between identical twins, the trauma of her sister's death and her battle against similar self-destruction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"Steven painted the kitchen cabinets bright yellow and I made orange and yellow flowered curtains''); noteworthy mostly as a mother's farewell. (Thirty-two b&w photographs—not seen)"
Well-intentioned but bland biography of the high-school social-studies teacher who died in the Challenger space shuttle explosion, written by her mother. Read full book review >

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THE 12 DARES OF CHRISTA by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sweet story about letting go and allowing life to lead the way. (Fiction. 10-13)"
To say Christa Vasile loves Christmas is an understatement. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 2012

"Sensible tools to help achieve your dreams."
A well-articulated guide to identifying and mastering personal goals. Read full book review >

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DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

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UNCLE RABBIT'S BUSY VISIT by Christa Kempter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Kemper's clever premise is undermined by a vague and unsatisfying ending; Weldin's soft illustrations have more warmth than the story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can the bustling Rabbit and the laid-back Bear share a house? Read full book review >

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THE BLUE DOOR by Christa Kinde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A Christian fantasy with a wholesome message and down-on-the-farm twist. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A spiritual adventure balances strong Christian messages of family and faith with the challenges of being a teenager on a farm. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN DEEP by Christa Kinde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A slow but ultimately successful installment in a serviceable Christian fiction series aimed at middle-grade readers. (order of angels, discussion questions) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This second volume in the Threshold series stands, as did the series debut, with one foot in the clouds—amid an epic battle of angels and demons—and another planted firmly on the Earth, entrenched in the ordinary lives of the Pomeroy family. Read full book review >

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WHAT REMAINS by Christa Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

Ten years' worth of stories by (formerly East) German writer Wolf (Accident, 1989; No Place on Earth, 1982; etc.), with the title novella being of most interest: a woman writer is being followed closely by secret police, with her own internal censor in full gear as well. Read full book review >

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MEDEA by Christa Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Overwrought, and markedly inferior to Wolf's better fiction."
German novelist Wolf's discursive retelling of the familiar Greek legend, a logical outgrowth from her earlier novel Cassandra (1984), is—pace Margaret Atwood, who contributes an informative "Introduction"—a humorless and essentially predictable political allegory envisioning the reviled sorceress and murderer (of her children) as a victim of male arrogance and sexual insecurity. Read full book review >

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PARTING FROM PHANTOMS by Christa Wolf
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Essential reading for anyone interested in Europe's intellectual life."
In her first nonfiction collection since German unification, East Germany's most prominent novelist wrestles eloquently with the ghosts of the past: her own, her country's. Read full book review >