Search Results: "Murray Farish"


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INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR by Murray Farish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"This collection of stories is intriguing but misses as standout fiction through uneven writing and trying too hard to be oddly curious."
Edgy writing in an unnerving collection of short fiction. Read full book review >

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EITHER THE BEGINNING OR THE END OF THE WORLD by Terry Farish
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers willing to take their time will enjoy this earnest cross-cultural meditation on love and family. (Fiction. 13-17)"
In New Hampshire, a 17-year-old Cambodian-American girl falls for a mysterious military medic in this poetically rendered novel by the author of The Good Braider (2012). Read full book review >

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TALKING IN ANIMAL by Terry Farish
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As was true of Farish's Why I'm Already Blue (1989), readers sensitive to nuance will find this replete with small surprises and grace notes. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A wry, engaging study in mixed feelings from the author of Shelter For A Seabird (1990). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

In an entry in the Constitution series, this tedious, though up-to-date, discussion covers the history of the First Amendment, the rights it guarantees, and how it works (or is supposed to work): to limit government more than it does the individual. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD BRAIDER by Terry Farish
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"Refreshing and moving: avoids easy answers and saviors from the outside. (historical note) (Fiction. 13-15)"
From Sudan to Maine, in free verse. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A well-written litigation case history involving free-speech rights for students is the newest title in the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE IN EARNEST by Terry Farish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Many will take to these domestic particulars as to milk and honey."
Third adult novel by former YA writer Farish (If the Tiger, 1995, etc.), perhaps her most densely gestated and slowly delivered to the reader. Read full book review >

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IF THE TIGER by Terry Farish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"This YA author's second adult effort is not especially successful, but at least the novel—to its credit—fails for intriguing reasons."
A choppy road-novel examining the friendship between two women from different cultures, by the author of Flower Shadows (1991). Read full book review >

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FLOWER SHADOWS by Terry Farish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"Farish shows great promise."
Farish exhibits a fresh, original, and intensely appealing voice in this first adult novel—a female addition to the Vietnam genre that is as moving as it is wise. Read full book review >

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LUIS PAINTS THE WORLD by Terry Farish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A wistful snapshot of a young artist and his family. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-10)"
When his older brother, Nico, joins the Army, Luis picks up a paintbrush. Read full book review >