Search Results: "Milena Michiko Flašar"


BOOK REVIEW

I CALLED HIM NECKTIE by Milena Michiko Flašar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The quiet reflection of this jewel of a novel is revelatory, redemptive and hypnotic until the last word."
Two strangers, 20-year-old Taguchi Hiro and middle-aged "salaryman" Ohara Tetsu, emerge from clouds of grief and shame in this meditative novel. Read full book review >

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AFTER DUNKIRK by Milena McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1998

"A bold first attempt that, at half its present length, might have been more involving."
In this ambitious and only fitfully compelling first novel, a Czechoslovakian-born American writer offers an impressively researched and strongly felt portrayal of the life of a British airman before and during WWII. Read full book review >

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RIDING THE TIGER by Milena Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A spectacular novel of colonial China that should put this first-time author on the map."
Debut novelist Banks crafts a sweeping tale of seduction, betrayal and war. Read full book review >

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS by Milena Busquets
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Light, profound, sensual, unmistakably European: this may be the only book about grief to feel like a vacation."
A witty and passionate woman, recently bereaved, goes to the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC POCKET by Michio Mado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Both Japanese and English versions of the poems appear. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
The Magic Pocket (32 pp.; $16.00; Nov. 1; 0-689-82137-9): Mado's second collection of poetry (The Animals, 1992) reflects with quiet intimacy children's relationship with the natural world, with lithe phrasing that is exquisitely pared down and precise. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS by Michio Mado
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Lovely. (Poetry. 5+)"
A first appearance in English for Michio Mado, Japan's 1990 nominee for the Andersen Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU AN ECHO? by David Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Striking, memorable imagery—a lost hat enjoying a new life as a bird's nest, the mystery of a cicada's molted husk—guarantees fruitful rereadings for readers of all ages. (Picture book/poetry/biography. 6-11)"
A combined picture-book biography and brief anthology of poems by Japan's foremost 20th-century poet for children. Read full book review >

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FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON by Milena Agus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"A lush, haunting portrait of an artist born before her time."
In this debut novel, which made a splash when released in the author's native Italy, a young Italian woman recounts the bittersweet life of her eccentric Sardinian grandmother. Read full book review >

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JASMINE TOGUCHI, MOCHI QUEEN by Debbi Michiko Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"New readers thirsty for series fiction will look forward to more stories about Jasmine and her family. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Eight-year-old Japanese-American Jasmine Toguchi is tired of having to follow in the footsteps of her older sister, Sophie, who gets to do everything first. Read full book review >