Search Results: "Frances Itani"


BOOK REVIEW

REQUIEM by Frances Itani
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Although the plotting and conclusion are simple, this is an undeniably respectful and moving homage to a shameful factual episode."
Layers of grief and anger surrounding dishonorable events in history are excavated in the new work from a much-garlanded Canadian writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAFENING by Frances Itani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Itani never loses control of her tricky material: the result is an artistic triumph."
An impressively daring first novel from Canada—storywriter Itani's US debut—immerses us in both the world of the deaf and the world of WWI trench warfare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL by Frances Itani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Though attentive to period detail, Itani seems more constricted than liberated by the past in her sixth novel."
A culture of silence prevails in a small Canadian town, affecting two at-risk marriages and one damaged Great War vet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMEMBERING THE BONES by Frances Itani
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A desultory chronicle that's a far cry from the passion of Deafening."
On her deathbed, an old woman recalls her life in this latest from the Canadian Itani (Deafening, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST FRIEND TROUBLE by Frances Itani
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A warm, pithy navigation of the ups and downs of friendship, this straightforward selection points out the necessity of catharsis and the satisfaction of compromise. (Picture book. 3-6)"

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Disappointing."
Debut novelist Bauer pens an epistolary novel whose protagonists lead insular, self-absorbed and very dull lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Young readers will find the scope of change Perkins affected to be breathtaking, even her lifelong battle simply to keep her birth name rather than take her husband's. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
Unemployment insurance, Social Security, workers' compensation, minimum wage—all required a fight before implementation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 23, 1963

"Frances pulls all the faces that ever occurred to silent screen ingenues as well as a few that they never thought of. Her last face has both eyes closed in sleep. Rhymed and illustrated with humor that will appeal to an audience that retired with reluctance before 8 P.M."
On one page a text in rhyme and facing that is the illustration of the action the rhyme describes captioned with the demand "YOU DO IT!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME FOR FRANCES by Garth Williams
Released: May 11, 1960

"In any case, here's a book that will be surely popular."
Frances is a lively, imaginative and appealing small badger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIGURING OUT FRANCES by Gina Willner-Pardo
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Most readers will be gratified by the genuinely moving ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Abigail has been looking forward to having her best friend, Travis, attend her school, and is devastated when the fifth grade boy doesn't want to be associated with her, a fourth grader, during school hours. Read full book review >