Search Results: "John Dickinson"


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EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This arresting edition makes for a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry that's sure to captivate all ages. (introduction, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
An illustrated Dickinson primer for young and old. Read full book review >

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THE FATAL CHILD by John Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"By no means an easy read, it is immensely rewarding, for older teens or adults with the courage to make the journey. (Fantasy. YA)"
The culmination of a superlative fantasy trilogy offers a heartbreaking vision of violence, failure, betrayal, sacrifice and redemption. Read full book review >

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THE CUP OF THE WORLD by John Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Dark and intelligent—for the sophisticated fantasy reader. (Fantasy. YA)"
A medieval kingdom's power struggle mirrors one young woman's inner turmoil. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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THE WIDOW AND THE KING by John Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2005

"Only the protagonists' ages mark this as a YA novel; its subtle depths demand careful attention that will reward any thoughtful devotee of speculative fiction. (Fantasy. YA)"
In an intelligent, literate sequel to The Cup of the World (2004), Ambrose, the adolescent scion of Tarceny, must pay the price of his deceased father's foray into politics and sorcery: raised in exile, keeping constant watch over his demonic ancestor, the secret instigator of the civil strife despoiling the feudal kingdom. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1984

"Still, it moves crisply from crisis to crisis—as the academic milieu meshes nicely with the slightly precious sensibility at work here; and competent line drawings enhance the ambience."
Scholars have come from near and far to attend a centennial Emily D. symposium in Amherst, Mass.—with some of them housed in the poet's old dwelling, now a museum. Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF EMILY DICKINSON by Jamie Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"Lovely in conception, words, character, detail—but extraordinarily motionless and still."
A private diary kept by the poet at age 37 (March 1867-April 1868), with introduction and notes by its imaginary scholarly editor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Seemingly unswayed by our era's critical grandstanding, this professor of English reminds us that visionary criticism is an act of possibility whose highest task is not persuasion but expansion of minds."
As demonstrated in these essays (most of which appeared in the Hudson Review), Pritchard's sympathetic, kinetic engagement with the canon has always distinguished him from other voices of the academy. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF EMILY DICKINSON by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2010

"An irreverent novel—at turns both comic and febrile—that connects us to Dickinson's longings and eccentricities."
Charyn (Johnny One-Eye, 2008, plus more than 40 other books) takes on Emily Dickinson's private life—what was she doing all those years she was shut up in Amherst? Read full book review >

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Reading Emily Dickinson in Icelandic by Eva Heisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2013

"A vivid setting, fresh imagery and a heartfelt search for meaning easily make up for a handful of minor flaws."
An evocative new collection of literary-minded verse from the winner of the 2006 Chelsea Poetry Prize and the 2011 Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. Read full book review >

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EMILY DICKINSON: GODDESS OF THE VOLCANO by Despina Lala-Crist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"A highly personal view of Dickinson's words and spirit that will find an appreciative audience among the poet's kindred spirits."
A series of linked passions runs through the famed poet's life in this fictionalized biography. Read full book review >