Search Results: "Kimi Cunningham Grant"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Well-written book about life in a Japanese internment camp and the social and political forces that allowed their existence—though Obaachan's reticence subdues the emotional intensity of the story."
In her debut, Grant (English/Penn State Univ.) teases out the story of her Japanese grandmother's internment during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE IS THE ROSE by Julia Cunningham
Released: Oct. 15, 1973

"Cunningham's heavy romanticism is a little easier to take than the drippy sentimentality of her recent Tallow stories, but as usual her talent for simulating a trance exceeds her sensibility, so that from the opening disclaimer that 'To tell about Ariane is to try to grow a rose on paper without the touch of sun and moon, rain and snow that make it real and growing,' she comes as dose to parody as she does to sharing a vision."
In a crumbling 11th century castle hedged with roses, the power of a young widow's gentleness tames a trio of thugs and repels a haughty baron. Read full book review >

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The Legend of Queen Agatha by Sam Cunningham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 18, 2014

"Astute lessons in government enliven this less than compelling tale of a wise, disciplined queen known for her beneficence."
An aristocrat's daughter becomes queen in this insightful if somewhat bland fantasy from debut author Cunningham. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"A small potpourri, but with more substance than most in this format."
Some interesting exchanges and provocative observations arise from these interviews with nine prominent broadcast journalists and one politician about presidential campaigns. Read full book review >

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WOLF ROLAND by Julia Cunningham
Released: March 12, 1983

"But like other Cunningham stories of medieval travels, orphans, and the like, it has a frozen, sanctimonious quality."
Cunningham's latest medieval allegory concerns Tegonec, who makes his living with his donkey cart, and the talking wolf who materializes by the roadside and devours his donkey, Fanfare. Read full book review >

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THE SUPPER BOOK by Marion Cunningham
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1992

"If you know the latest Fannie Farmer, you'll recognize the unoffending sensibility; here, in small format with some autobiographical chat, it can have a comfortable appeal."
Cunningham, who was in charge of the latest revision of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook (1990), offers a companion to her Breakfast Book (1987—not reviewed)—this one a modest collection of undemanding but not boring dishes for the everyday evening meal or informal company occasion. Read full book review >

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WINGS OF THE MORNING by Julia Cunningham
Released: March 1, 1971

"And, coupled with the poeticizing, ineffectual by comparison with the creative simplicity of the Brown-Charlip Dead Bird."
Adumbrated in words that are not childlike is an experience unlike that of most children — who, finding an inert bird by the roadside, assume it to be hurt or dead and react fearfully or protectively according to their nature. Read full book review >

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MAYBE, A MOLE by Julia Cunningham
Released: Nov. 18, 1974

"Suck is the nature of the cozy, unilluminating glow that Cunningham has been casting from Candle Tales (1964) to The Treasure Is the Rose (1973) — despite more than a hint of stronger fires in Dorp Dead."
This is another of Cunningham's sentimental stories told in that half-cute, half-hushed manner that reeks with serf-importance and the expectation of an awed reception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY NIGHTFALL by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"'Does America get the art it deserves?' wonders Peter. Or the novel?"
A surfeit of literary and cultural references can't disguise a lightweight soap opera. Read full book review >

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THE WILD MOTHER by Elizabeth Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1993

"Cunningham is not just jumping on the bandwagon to run with wolves; here, she gracefully blends the mythical and magical with the humane."
Cunningham (The Return of the Goddess, 1992—not reviewed) offers a contemporary feminist fairy tale in which Lilith—far from being the evil, demonized child-stealer of the Judeo-Christian tradition—proves to be the archetypal Wild Mother without whose influence the modern-day family of Adam and Eva cannot be truly human or happy. Read full book review >

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ONION JOURNEY by Julia Cunningham
Released: Oct. 1, 1967

"The combination of overt moralizing, overextended symbolism and wispy texture is likely to draw a blank from most children though adults may well find it charming."
Perhaps this very brief, very explicit allegory of the love between Gilly and his grandmother is Julia Cunningham's answer to critics of Derp Dead: it's no more than a tender Christmas greeting otherwise. Read full book review >