Search Results: "Johanna Skibsrud"


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THIS WILL BE DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN by Johanna Skibsrud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2012

"Skibsrud's economical, poetically aware stories reveal a writer comfortable with the form, and one who requires her readers to think."
Connection and enlightenment are sought and occasionally experienced in a first collection from Canadian poet and Giller Prize-winning novelist Skibsrud (The Sentimentalists, 2011). Read full book review >

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QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME by Johanna Skibsrud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"Though Skibsrud's pacing sometimes bogs down, her unique voice and eye for historical detail lend the book a satisfying richness."
Skibsrud's elegant, intricately woven second novel (The Sentimentalists, 2011) is inspired by Messiaen's experimental composition Quartet for the End of Time, a musical piece that sought to escape the restrictions of conventional measurements of time.Read full book review >

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THE SECRET CIRCUS by Johanna Wright
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"A quiet, comforting debut, best shared snuggled close together. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Somewhere, beneath the twinkling lights of Paris, there is a circus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1996

"Neuman's book is interesting as a historical review but superficial as political analysis because of its failure to consider fundamental questions of the relationship of the media to society. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Neuman, foreign editor of USA Today, claims to debunk myths about the power of technology to shape world events. Read full book review >

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CITY OF GHOSTS by Johanna Stoberock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Spirited and fresh-faced, a decent debut marred a bit by heavy breathing ('Did I say his eyes were blue? They were like a September sky')."
First outing about a young woman's bittersweet marriage to a tour guide. Read full book review >

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Johanna Lindsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Sex and Christian warmth to ring up cash-register rhapsodies."
Regency fluff that might be retitled The Seduction, since at heart its greatest allure is sex, not the Christmas season. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR FIEDLER by Johanna Fiedler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"Only Fiedler enthusiasts and habituÇs of the classical music scene will want to wade through the run-of-the-mill pop psychologizing featured here."
The daughter of Boston's beloved maestro transposes the familiar laments of a star's adult child into the world of classical music. Read full book review >

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BLACK LAKE by Johanna Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Lots of symbolic portent—the past, the sea, the family—and an overcomplicated narrative structure attempt to turn an elemental melodrama into a novel with more literary weight."
Financial threats to a family estate in the Irish countryside abruptly leave a man and woman empty nesters without their nest. Read full book review >

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THE WIVES OF HENRY OADES by Johanna Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A beguiling, promising debut, combining clipped narration and capable technique with tender appreciation for the female characters in particular."
Two women discover they're both rightfully married to the same man. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A WARRIOR by Johanna Lindsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Brittany is one bold, likable big snip, a Judy Davis or early Kate Hepburn—and a real match for Dalden."
Astoundingly original story that may stun fans of Lindsey's Home for the Holidays (2000): the first interplanetary romance novel! Read full book review >

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THE ORCHESTRA PIT by Johanna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Back at the right pit, the snake twists into a treble clef—a charming endnote. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A snake meandering into "the wrong pit" leads readers through this appealing introduction to an orchestra and its instruments—brass, wind instruments, strings and percussion. Read full book review >

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BUNNIES ON ICE by Johanna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A healthy if impersonal dose of self-affirmation delivered by a cast with long, fetching bunny ears. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bursting with confidence, a young skater describes what it takes to be a champion (at least in her own mind) in this wobbly but amusing manifesto. Read full book review >