Search Results: "Norma Field"


BOOK REVIEW

NORMA by Sofi Oksanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2017

"In spite of promising material, the question of who will emerge victorious loses its urgency along the way, and the ending, though surprising, fails to satisfy."
Award-winning Finnish-Estonian novelist Oksanen (When the Doves Disappeared, 2015, etc.) tackles the global exploitation of women and the entwined secrets of two families in this story of a woman with magical hair. Read full book review >

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IN THE REALM OF A DYING EMPEROR by Norma Field
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

A provocative, multileveled ``meditation'' on Emperor Hirohito's 1989 death, raising dark questions about Japan's war guilt in the context of its triumphant prosperity today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While one feels only a hint of drama here, Field writes with poetic sensitivity and nuance; her rendering of a close-knit family strikes a universal chord."
A quiet collection of reminiscences and observations about modern-day Japan, framed by accounts of ministering to the author's stroke-ravaged and bedridden grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE NORMA GENE by M.E. Roufa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A novel with a madcap premise and appealing characters that does not quite fulfill its comedic promise."
Roufa's debut novel follows the misadventures of a clone of Abraham Lincoln and a clone of Marilyn Monroe as they attempt to evade government agents and figure out what it means to claim their own identities. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Those who believe language is a delight as well as a necessity will happily while away the hours meandering through these pages. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Safire charms yet again with his lively interest in our language. ``Norma Loquendi,'' that fickle lass whose name the author translates as ``the everyday voice of the native speaker,'' is the title character of this eighth book to come from Safire's ``On Language'' column in the New York Times Magazine (Quoth the Maven, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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DRIVING MISS NORMA by Tim Bauerschmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"An uplifting and life-affirming memoir."
A traveler/retiree's account of the lessons he learned about living well from touring the country with his dying nonagenarian mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 12, 2012

"Fans will appreciate this modest look at how a star is born, raised and nurtured before she goes supernova and, eventually, collapses."
Glaeg's first biography follows Norma Jeane Dougherty from humble beginnings to her transformation into the glamorous Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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FARTHEST FIELD by Raghu Karnad
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2015

"An appealing, if necessarily fictionalized in places, portrait of three officers who did their best fighting a war widely opposed by many countrymen and that provided little benefit to the nation and was quickly forgotten after Indian independence in 1947."
Discovering that his grandfather and two grand uncles had served in World War II, Indian journalist and editor Karnad (Everybody's Friend, 2013) decided to write about their experiences.Read full book review >

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Released: April 19, 2012

"A unique view of an overlooked era in postwar Germany."
In this memoirlike novel, 19-year-old David Streiber, a Jew, is shipped out on assignment to Germany in 1959, although he doesn't know that the months spent in what was formerly enemy territory will teach him who he is as a man. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Still, this is an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to know more about the great outdoors, and especially for anyone who is a budding nature artist—and who better than Arnosky to serve as an example? (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Each chapter of this field guide focuses on one wildlife field trip in which the reader can discover, investigate, identify, and learn about the various plants and animals that live in the wild. Read full book review >

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HOME FIELD by John Douglas Marshall
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"And every writer considering putting such thoughts on paper should think about how much of baseball is about striking out—a lesson verified by this collection."
Nine accomplished writers on baseball as it is played in the Northwest, and as it has played out in their lives, in a collection edited by Seattle Post-Intelligencer writer Marshall (Reconciliation Road, 1993). Read full book review >

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McCREPHY'S FIELD by Christopher A. Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

After 24-year-old Joe McCrephy leaves his Ohio cornfield to go to Wyoming, nature takes over: weeds and field flowers replace the corn, attracting birds; then young trees begin to grow, providing cover for a different range of wildflowers and creatures. Read full book review >