Search Results: "Heidi Julavits"


BOOK REVIEW

HEIDI by Joanna Spyri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Some parents will eschew this version for a bedtime reading of the original, but for those youngest children who still need a swath of beautiful pictures to carry them through the story, this may well fit the bill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Squeezing a 300-page (give or take a few) classic into a mere 32 pages may sound impossible, but this new Swiss translation not only pulls it off, it never sacrifices heart for succinct storytelling in the doing. Read full book review >

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THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT by Heidi Julavits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Potent and intoxicating: a dangerously seductive book."
A twisting, Rashomon-like novel about a high-school girl who vanishes for several weeks, then returns, to accusations that she faked her abduction. Read full book review >

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THE FOLDED CLOCK by Heidi Julavits
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"An inventive, beautifully crafted memoir, wise and insightful."
Reflections on being and becoming. Read full book review >

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THE VANISHERS by Heidi Julavits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"Intelligent and ambitious, but also heavy-handed and alienating."
A dour heroine tracks her psychic attacker in this dark latest from Julavits (The Uses of Enchantment, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EFFECT OF LIVING BACKWARDS by Heidi Julavits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Julavits does everything she can to turn readers off. But that may be her point."
Following her seriously dark first novel (The Mineral Palace, 2000), Julavits takes a real risk with this black comedy about an airplane hijacking, not exactly the subject to tickle most funny bones these days. Read full book review >

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THE MINERAL PALACE by Heidi Julavits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Ambitious and well written, but way over the top."
An overwrought first novel, in which a young wife and mother encounters dust storms and despair in Depression-era Colorado. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READ HARDER by Ed Park
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Hotly anticipated in 2020: The Believer's Read Hard with a Vengeance."
Nineteen essays, often funny and sometimes poignant, from the journalists, essayists and novelists long admired by the editors at McSweeney's Believer magazine. Read full book review >

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HIDING HEIDI by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lovely, inventive take on learning to give and take, for older preschoolers and young grade schoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl has a big talent—blending into the background. Is it fun for all? Read full book review >

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WOMEN IN CLOTHES by Sheila Heti
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"'What are my values?' one woman asks. 'What do I want to express?' Those questions inform the multitude of eclectic responses gathered in this delightfully idiosyncratic book."
A quirky anthology exploring the meaning of clothes. Read full book review >

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HEIDI PART II by Johanna Spyri
by Johanna Spyri, illustrated by Diana Kizlauskas, developed by JustKidsApps
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2011

"Despite aunt Dete's infernal meddling (she drags poor Hieidi to Frankfurt in the second installment; the third is not yet available), this oh-so-slightly saccharine tale delivers a reliably upbeat outcome for readers who enjoy a nice old-fashioned story. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A pedestrian adaptation of the classic delivers little transcendence, but it does make for a comfortable introduction for younger readers. Read full book review >

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HEIDI PART I by Johanna Spyri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2011

"Despite aunt Dete's infernal meddling (she drags poor Hieidi to Frankfurt in the second installment; the third is not yet available), this oh-so-slightly saccharine tale delivers a reliably upbeat outcome for readers who enjoy a nice old-fashioned story. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A pedestrian adaptation of the classic delivers little transcendence, but it does make for a comfortable introduction for younger readers. Read full book review >

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HEIDI HECKELBECK HAS A SECRET by Wanda Coven
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"Heidi Heckelbeck may have a secret, but in the end it is too little, too late. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Homeschooled Heidi Heckelbeck is about to be a brand-new second grader at Brewster Elementary, and she is none too happy about it. Read full book review >