Search Results: "Heidi Pitlor"


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THE DAYLIGHT MARRIAGE by Heidi Pitlor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A technically accomplished but largely downbeat tale of miserable people learning life lessons late."
A wife and mother goes missing, and a family is forced to reassess both the past and the future. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2012 by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A selection that should please readers who love the traditional pleasures of storytelling, through voices that are thoroughly contemporary."
A typically strong selection, though this year's offerings are less international in setting and more often realistic than in some recent years. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2010 by Richard Russo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Any reader will likely discover a new favorite writer here, or more."
Even by the consistently high standards of the venerable annual, this one's a treat. Read full book review >

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100 YEARS OF THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Lorrie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Though certainly not the last word on American short fiction, a collection of uncommonly high value."
An anthology of an anthology, packed with some of the best short fiction ever committed to print. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2014 by Jennifer Egan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Intelligently chosen; essential for students and aspiring writers of fiction as a kind of state-of-the-art (or at least state-of-the-trend) snapshot, with a few standouts."
The latest installment in a venerable series whose origin stretches back a full century. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2009 by Alice Sebold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"As worthwhile as ever—any reader will discover some new favorites here."
This year's edition of the well-known anthology engages the world. 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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THE SHIP BEYOND TIME by Heidi Heilig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Concluding the duology, this ingeniously plotted time twister deepens the narrative, sharpens characterization, and raises the stakes, leaving readers high and dry, wanting more. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Her white, widowed father, Slate, having failed to remake the past, has abdicated; mixed-race Nix Song now captains the Temptation, Navigating through time to mapped destinations, real and otherwise, in this sequel to The Girl from Everywhere (2016). Read full book review >

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WANTED by Heidi Ayarbe
Released: May 1, 2012

"A bad bet all around. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A young bookie finds herself on the wrong side of the odds. Read full book review >