Search Results: "Frances Itani"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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)"

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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 >

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WELL WITCHED by Frances Hardinge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Vivid and imaginative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A fascinating premise, atmospheric description and a collection of quirky characters combine in this British import. Read full book review >

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THE BEDUINS' GAZELLE by Frances Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It would be too easy to find signs that this book lacks the characteristic polish of Temple's previous books; regardless, this one glitters with the intelligence and skill of a gifted storyteller, and will sweep readers along on an exotic, satisfying adventure. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Add this stylish, romantic tale of nomad lovers separated and reunited to Temples tragically short, but uniformly memorable, shelf of books. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS ON THE MIRROR by Frances Fyfield
Released: Feb. 7, 1990

A disappointing oddity from the talented Fyfield (A Question of Guilt, 1989), who now intertwines a group of lives in a manner so cunning, so intricate, and so corny that this would surely enthrall soap-opera fans. Read full book review >

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MARILYN MONROE by Frances Lefkowitz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"If the book's drab page design and muddy black-and-white photos seem calculated to keep readers away, the evenhanded, perceptive treatment will reward the persistent with a glimpse behind the glamorous image. (bibliography, filmography, chronology, index) (Biography. 12+)"
A high-toned, serious biography of an enduring icon, an appropriate choice for the Pop Culture Legends series. Read full book review >

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Come to a Memory by Frances Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A leisurely paced narrative filled with World War II-era nostalgia that delivers strong characters but lacks a fully developed plot."
In 1939, a young New Jersey girl befriends a half-Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany in this historical novel. Read full book review >

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THE SACRED WHITE TURKEY by Frances Washburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A small gem."
The unexplained advent of a white turkey marks a turning point in the lives of a Lakota medicine woman and her granddaughter, in the latest from Washburn (American Indian Studies and English/Univ. of Arizona; Elsie's Business, 2006). Read full book review >