Search Results: "Joyce Hansen"


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THE HEART CALLS HOME by Joyce Hansen
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Hansen deftly weaves real historical events into the novel, presenting a vivid account of a budding black settlement during Reconstruction. (Fiction. 12-14)"
More than a decade after the publication of the first books in this trilogy (Which Way Freedom, 1986; Out From This Place 1988), Hansen completes her story of Obi and Easter, two escaped slaves from South Carolina, who become separated during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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ONE TRUE FRIEND by Joyce Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"The story can stand on its own; newcomers to the series, though, may want to go back to the earlier books to see how Amir and Doris's friendship started. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A semi-epistolary novel in which two friends help each other through hard times with a long-distance correspondence. Read full book review >

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THE CAPTIVE by Joyce Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Readable and perceptive. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Loosely basing her story on an early slave narrative, the author of Which Way Freedom? (1986) and other evocations of the African-American experience describes the trials and triumphs of an Ashanti chieftain's son who is sold into slavery, transported to postcolonial Massachusetts (where slavery is outlawed, but frequently tolerated), and finally set free by Paul Cuffe, the black shipbuilder and captain. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A list of 'More Women of Hope' is appended. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
A gorgeous series of black-and-white photographic portraits that were part of a campaign to show people, especially young African-Americans, that "greatness looks like them" form the heart of this book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Murky b&w photos and reproductions; notes; substantial bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Brought together in what novelist Hansen (Which Way Freedom?, 1986) calls a ``great experiment,'' black troops in the Civil War faced not only enemy armies but their own side's vicious racism while proving their ability. Read full book review >

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JOYCE IMAGES by Bob Cato
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"In addition to photographs of Joyce (with his father, Nora, their children, Ezra Pound, Sylvia Beach, and others), there are drawings by various artists, including Brancusi and David Levine."
``Joyce was so little of a visual writer that he created characters one can hardly see,'' writes Anthony Burgess in his introduction to this array of images of James Joyce. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1993

"Of interest, then, though Richard Ellmann's James Joyce remains the definitive life. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
Assimilating masses of published and unpublished sources and hearsay, this ``popular'' biography, according to Costello (The Real World of Sherlock Holmes, 1991, etc.), is ``radically new'' in reconstructing Joyce's early years—the social, political, cultural, and domestic life; the family, friends, education, and economic circumstances that provided the prototypes and themes of his fiction. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Richard Ellmann
Released: Oct. 22, 1959

"It is an important literary biography."
At the crossroads between the past and the present, but central to the intellectual temper of our time, James Joyce stands with Mann, Eliot, Yeats, Bergson and Proust. Read full book review >

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GILDA JOYCE by Jennifer Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Offbeat and spine-chilling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Irrepressible Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, is at it again. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Gordon Bowker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"The narrative path is sometimes obscured by a lush undergrowth of detail, but our guide is wise and the journey is wondrous."
The biographer of Orwell, Lowry and Durrell returns with a massively detailed narrative of the life of the author of Ulysses. Read full book review >