Search Results: "Ethel Oden"


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Caught in a Web by Ethel Oden
Released: April 9, 2013

"A heartbreaking story about finding hope in the darkness of abuse."
A Louisiana woman's poignant story of a life of abuse and her eventual escape. Read full book review >

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NATURAL LIGHT by Ethel Gorham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1991

"Always Did (1978)-and also an achingly personal tribute to lost times and good people."
An often touching odyssey of a New York City woman. Read full book review >

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THE ATTIC MICE by Ethel Pochocki
Released: Oct. 15, 1990

A gentle fantasy about a family of Borrower-like mice. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 31, 2007

"An homage to the creative process that is engaging but lacks originality."
An artist explores the tension between retaining a sense of home and casting off her restrictive past. Read full book review >

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MORIAH'S POND by Ethel Footman Smothers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 1995

"The plot may wander, the supporting cast is not well visualized, but Annie Rye's vivid, captivating voice will draw readers as a griot draws listeners. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The author of Down in the Piny Woods (1992) returns to the pre-civil-rights era of her youth and a rural family based on her own, marvelously capturing the rhythms and cadence of spoken language in the narrative of ten-year-old Annie Rye. Read full book review >

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DOWN IN THE PINEY WOODS by Ethel Footman Smothers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A promising debut. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Annie Rye Footman, ten, has no use for her three older half- sisters, especially after they join her Georgia sharecropper family permanently, but in time she learns to take her Grandma's advice to ``bear along wit each other.'' This first novel, based on the author's childhood in the 50's, is rich in vividly felt moments: the pleasure of buying candy at the ``rolling store''; the frustration of turning the other cheek to racist remarks and intimidation; Annie Rye's terror when snakes invade the house; her simple glee at buying a present for her heroic, hard-working father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"A mind-stretching inquiry into the hidden but decidedly powerful world of daydreams."
The role of fantasy in personal and cultural evolution, explored in depth by an erudite psychiatrist (Columbia Univ. Read full book review >

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THE CAT AND THE COOK by Ethel Heins
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1995

Heins has taken 12 fables of Ivan Krylov, the Russian Aesop, and unfolded them into short texts full of crunchy poetic incrustations (``they tugged and shoved, sweated and strained, but the cart stubbornly refused to budge''). Read full book review >

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THE GYPSIES' TALE by Ethel Pochocki
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1994

"A perfect antidote to the abusive relationship in Silverstein's The Giving Tree. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In their youth, the gypsy couple settles in a cottage by a cherry tree (``when they sat beneath it and the petals fell like April snow...they could hardly speak for the sudden beauty of it''). Read full book review >

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TO SEE THE MOON by Ethel Bacon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Still, a generous and tender story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Under a new December moon, young Diane gets her first sled dog. Read full book review >

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Uncle Earl's Doggies by Walter J. Schenck Jr.
Released: June 13, 2014

"A touching tribute to a dog lover and all sorts of canines."
A lyrical ode to man's best friend, complete with hand-drawn depictions of a wide range of breeds. Read full book review >