Search Results: "Edwidge Danticat"


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BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS by Edwidge Danticat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This, alas, is a pale successor. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A 13-year-old Haitian girl describes, over the course of five months, her life in Haiti and then in New York as she, her mother, and her brother join her father, who left Haiti years before. Read full book review >

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THE FARMING OF BONES by Edwidge Danticat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Though it loses intensity as it proceeds, here's more than sufficient passion, color, and empathy to confirm Danticat's high standing among our more gifted younger writers."
A strong second novel from the Haitian-born author whose debut, Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), was recently anointed by Oprah, and whose story collection, Krik ? Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2011 by Edwidge Danticat
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"This collection could have used more variety, but the preponderance of stories on human mortality doesn't make it a downer; the brave voices behind these experiences keep the pages turning."
Sickness, murder, death, sudden loss—the latest installment in this venerable series skews heavily toward personal essays in which people face up to life's overwhelming sadness. Read full book review >

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BREATH, EYES, MEMORY by Edwidge Danticat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1994

"An impressive first outing."
Sexual traumas link a Haitian mother and her daughter in this wonderfully self-assured debut by 24-year-old Haitian-American Danticat. Read full book review >

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UNTWINE by Edwidge Danticat
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An honest, endearing exploration of family, grief, and perseverance. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Tragedy strikes twin sisters Giselle and Isabelle, and their world is changed forever. Read full book review >

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HAITI NOIR by Edwidge Danticat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The 36th entry in Akashic's Noir series (which ranges from Bronx to Delhi to Twin Cities) is beautifully edited, with a spectrum of voices, stories grouped under three headings, maps that pinpoint story settings and pictures accopmanying the thumbnail author bios."
A wide-ranging collection from the beloved but besieged Caribbean island. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Meandering, intriguing, and maddeningly light on the actual Carnival."
Novelist Danticat (The Farming of the Bones, 1998, etc.) slaps together a pastiche of cultural and political history, walking tour, and memoir focused around Carnival in the Haitian town of Jacmel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Informative, deeply felt, and often moving, but unlikely to appeal to the general reader."
Thirty-three Haitians and Haitian-Americans reflect on their experiences away from the island. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF DEATH by Edwidge Danticat
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 11, 2017

"Danticat takes on an unpleasant topic with sensitivity and passion."
A guide to writing—and reading—about death. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A crazy quilt with some nice patches."
In this anthology of poetry and prose by a self-consciously multicultural mix of authors, we are treated to stories, poems, and an introduction by novelist Danticat (The Farming of Bones, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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KRIK? KRAK! by Edwidge Danticat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1995

"Danticat's fiction is an antidote to headline abstractions, giving readers the gift of narrative through which to experience a people and a country as more than mere news."
A debut collection from Danticat (the novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, 1994) that movingly brings to life the history, hopes, and human experience of Haitians. Read full book review >