Search Results: "Marly Youmans"


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THE CURSE OF THE RAVEN MOCKER by Marly Youmans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"A good effort at blending novel with folktale and occasionally magical. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Adanta fights for her parents' lives in this ambitious fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF PIT by Marly Youmans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2001

"Thoughtful work, but Youmans's restrained, polished, and admirably unsentimental prose distances her characters from readers yearning to be moved."
A slave girl and a young Confederate soldier experience pain and loss, in an elegantly written Civil War novel by the author of Catherwood (1996). Read full book review >

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INGLEDOVE by Marly Youmans
ADVENTURE
Released: May 7, 2005

"But the intricate and unorthodox mythos is fascinating; Ingledove's story, though set in the 20th century, is clearly folklore. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Youmans's second Adantis offering hovers between novel and fairytale. Read full book review >

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CATHERWOOD by Marly Youmans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"The tender moments between mother and child are evoked most powerfully, but the farther one moves from this intimate sphere, the less satisfying the novel becomes."
On the English frontier in 17th-century American, a short walk in the woods turns into a months-long nightmare for a newly settled mother and her young daughter when they lose their way, as first- novelist Youmans brings keen insight and a relentless focus to one woman's suffering and sorrow. Read full book review >

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EVENING NEWS by Marly Swick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"But the voice and spirit of that little boy will stay with you. (First printing of 100,000)"
Swick's fourth book and second novel (following last year's Paper Wings) is an engrossing domestic melodrama carved from the same vein mined so successfully by writers like Sue Miller and Jane Hamilton. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER BEFORE THE SUMMER OF LOVE by Marly Swick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 1995

"One of our most visible storytellers, she is rapidly becoming one of our best."
A brilliant collection of ten replete portrayals of family life, from an emerging storyteller (A Hole in the Language, 1990) whose generous command of the depth and range of her characters' lives suggests an American Alice Munro in the making. Read full book review >

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PAPER WINGS by Marly Swick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"A heartening breakthrough into the longer form by a writer who's already a short-story master, and grows more accomplished with each book she produces. (Regional author tour)"
A moving first novel, about family life and its challenges and discontents, from an acclaimed short-story writer (The Summer Before the Summer of Love, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy by Claire Youmans
Released: June 24, 2014

"An uneven but often engaging fairy tale with two strong young characters."
Two siblings go on an epic journey across feudal Japan in Youmans' (Rough Justice, 1996) first book for young readers. Read full book review >

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The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy by Claire Youmans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"Young readers interested in Japanese traditions and history will find much to enjoy in this simple fantasy tale."
Two magical children go on an adventure to determine their fate in Youmans' (The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy, 2014) sequel to her historical fable set in post-feudal Japan. Read full book review >

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AN UNLIKELY AUDIENCE by William Lafi Youmans
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2017

"An interesting but very academic history of a polarizing media presence."
The rise and fall and plateau of a controversial media outlet's attempt to penetrate the American market. Read full book review >