Search Results: "Heidi Julavits"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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 >

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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 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 >

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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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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TOO MANY TOYS! by Heidi Deedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A polished debut for this British author/illustrator, who might invent more challenges for the newly minimalist Lulu. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Lulu finds a creative way to clear out her huge collection of toys. Read full book review >

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CARMINE THE CROW by Heidi Holder
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An endearing old bird; a lovely book. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Holder revisits the enchanting world of Crows (1987) with a tale about an old crow who rescues a swan from a snare and is rewarded with a box of stardust that grants wishes. Read full book review >

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WHERE I LIVE by Heidi Goennel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"While not groundbreaking, these brash board books are visually hypnotic. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A board book entry in the four-book It's My World series (the others are What I Wear, ISBN 0-688-14147-1; What I See, 14146-3; and What I Eat, 14145-5). Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS by Heidi Goennel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
An illustrator distinguished by her elegant composition, sophisticated bright color, and simplified forms surveys some of the big top's most compelling visual images: elephants, a spotlit ringmaster, trapeze artists, animal tamers, clowns, etc. For collections that must choose, Ehlert's vibrant stylizations (Circus, p. 322) are more innovative and arresting; but Goennel's more realistic representation is pleasant, and makes a good introduction to a favorite experience. Read full book review >