Search Results: "Ronald Frame"


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PENELOPE'S HAT by Ronald Frame
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Beautifully written, almost musical story of a woman's journey from childhood to old age trying to find clarity in a muffled world that makes its point by what it does not say."
A woman novelist—never certain who she and others are, both a product and an observer of the English middle class notorious for preferring appearances to the truth—kindles the imagination in Frame's haunting new novel (A Woman of Judah, 1989; Sandmouth, 1987; Winter Journey, 1986). Read full book review >

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HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"An intelligently imagined Dickens prequel."
Frame (The Lantern Bearers, 2001, etc.) writes the story of Catherine Havisham, recluse of Satis House, in this prelude to Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN OF JUDAH by Ronald Frame
Released: May 1, 1989

In a novella and stories, Frame(Sandmouth. 1987; Winter Journey, 1986) explores the role of the storyteller (or artist) as voyeur and the enigma of real—as opposed to socially observable—personality. Read full book review >

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THE LANTERN BEARERS by Ronald Frame
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Aside from some contrivance in the matter of Bone's untimely end, this is a tale of great richness and subtlety, equally evocative whether dealing with adolescent turmoil or the small-town '60s milieu."
A lilting, gentle story—last year's Scottish Book of the Year—of a boy's sexual awakening into a world of music in 1962, as he falls for the young composer who's hired him to sing. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN MY FATHER AND THE KING by Janet Frame
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A powerful collection."
A treasure-trove of stories, from the very earliest she ever published, to work published posthumously, from the late, great Frame. Read full book review >

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IN THE MEMORIAL ROOM by Janet Frame
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Brilliant."
A strange, resonant, Nabokov-ian novel about the plight of Harry Gill, a New Zealand writer on a six-month fellowship in France, struggling to write his first imaginative fiction. Read full book review >

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AL by Ronald Stoltz
Released: Feb. 7, 2016

"For some young readers, this level of ridiculousness, along with the unsophisticated illustrations, may make the book a nonstarter, but others willing to embrace the absurd humor will get plenty of giggles.
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In Stoltz's (Deer Run, 2016, etc.) funny and anachronistic picture book, being different can save the day—especially if you're a vegetarian dinosaur. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ON FIRE by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Beautifully written and earnestly delivered, the novel rolls to an inexorable, stunning conclusion readers won't soon forget. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In 1961, riding a Greyhound bus was more than a way to get from one place to another. For some, the destination was freedom. Read full book review >

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THE SOCIAL ART by Ronald Macaulay
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Competent, noncontroversial, and instructive: it's difficult to determine why a reader would prefer this volume to all the brilliant competition."
A modest survey of recent linguistic theory and practice in which Macaulay (Linguistics/Pitzer College; Generally Speaking, 1980—not reviewed) draws on 25 years of teaching to present what he admits is derivative, technical, and pedagogically oriented. Read full book review >

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POACHERS by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers not equally enamored of the niceties of fly fishing, however, may wonder if the cleverness justifies a whole novel."
Charlie Orr's been camping at the Rainbow Rapids campground since before the State of Michigan took it over and installed retirees Burt and Billie Berry (who calls Charlie simply "Tent Man") as host and hostess. Read full book review >

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ASPHALT MOON by Ronald Tierney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Fast, smart and blessedly short—the genre's good old way."
From outside his house, someone takes aim at Deets Shanahan (Nickel-Plated Soul, 2005, etc.) and narrowly misses. Was the bullet really meant for Shanahan? Read full book review >