Search Results: "Heidi W. Durrow"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by Heidi W.  Durrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Nothing especially groundbreaking here, but the author examines familiar issues of racial identity and racism with a subtle and unflinching eye."
The grim, penetratingly observed story of a half-black teen and her struggles with racial identity in 1980s America. Read full book review >

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CHASING JORDAN by Heidi W. Boehringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"A first novel as testimony to a mother's hell—without transcendence."
Motherhood sinks to an all-time low in Boehringer's bleak debut, set in the soulless suburbs of South Florida. 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 >

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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 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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WISDOM IS A WOMAN by Heidi Lee
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"A thorough, thoughtful look at wisdom suitable for both men and women."
The relationship between women and wisdom is explored with precision and insight in this well-reasoned inspirational book. Read full book review >