Search Results: "Joanna Hershon"


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A DUAL INHERITANCE by Joanna Hershon
Released: April 30, 2013

"A richly composed but demanding portrait of familial gravity and the wobbly orbits that bring us together again and again."
The lives, loves and fortunes of two very different men become hopelessly entwined as the decades pass them by. Read full book review >

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THE GERMAN BRIDE by Joanna Hershon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2008

"A beautifully written tale of small sufferings and redemptions."
At once lyrical and heartbreaking, Hershon's third novel (Swimming, 2001, etc.) follows a young Jewish bride as she leaves the refinement of Berlin for the wilds of 1860s Santa Fe. Read full book review >

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THE OUTSIDE OF AUGUST by Joanna Hershon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A moving tale that goes on far too long: it ends up sounding as sad and rambling as a drunk's confession."
A wistful family portrait by Hershon (Swimming, 2001) follows two Long Island children through adolescence to adulthood as they struggle to make sense of their parents' unhappy marriage. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING by Joanna Hershon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A flawed if interesting debut by a more than capable writer who'll surely give us better."
Unrealized or discarded possibility are both the subject and nature of this earnest debut, a story reminiscent of the family-centered fiction of Sue Miller and Jane Hamilton. Read full book review >

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ON THE BUS WITH JOANNA COLE by Joanna Cole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 20, 1996

"A book as appealing as any Cole has written, good for recreational readers and report-writers alike. (Autobiography. 10-13)"
A grand autobiography in the Creative Sparks series that is both accessible and entertaining. Read full book review >

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AMOS JELLYBEAN GETS IT RIGHT by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Amos Jellybean knows he's bright (his mum says so), but he still always seems to scramble the many instructions he's given: "So I . . . take my bed downstairs, put it on the table, sit down on my breakfast and eat my clothes." Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >

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DEAR BEAR by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"Katie might just as well have had this correspondence with her parrot. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Katie and the bear who lives under the stairs at her house start a correspondence. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: July 15, 2010

"Serendipity, however, might encourage some young writers to submit their own work. (Anthology. YA)"
Teen writers might well draw inspiration from this collection of stories, poems and short essays, which have been culled from past volumes of the high-school section of Hanging Loose Magazine. Read full book review >

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MAKE-BELIEVE TALES by Joanna Troughton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An entertaining story that effectively represents the wisdom of the culture from which it comes. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
A frequent contributor to the useful ``Folk Tales of the World'' series retells a ``Law Tale'' concerning four animals who bet a rich traveler that they can tell a story the traveler won't believe, thereby providing a frame for a series of amusing tall tales. Read full book review >

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GRIZZLY DAD by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"In a season full of saccharine, this is the real thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Dad wakes up one morning, he is in a GRRRRIZZLY mood, and after grrroaning, grrrizzling and GRRRUMPing, he goes back to bed where he can't do any more damage. Read full book review >

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I WILL FIND YOU by Joanna Connors
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A courageous and unsettlingly forthright memoir of overcoming trauma."
A journalist's harrowing account of how, over the course of more than three decades, she came to terms with an experience of rape. Read full book review >