Search Results: "Sheila Heti"


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"An energetic, brightly imagined fantasy debut."
This teen fantasy debut stars a girl who learns she's a werewolf with ties to a parallel world of magic. Read full book review >

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Released: June 19, 2012

"Pretentious navel-gazing without the humor of HBO's Girls, which covers similar terrain."
Toronto-based Heti (Ticknor, 2006, etc.) and her real-life friends, including Misha Glouberman with whom she wrote a previous book (Where the Chairs Are Where the People Go, 2011), are central characters in this meandering novel that attempts to erase the line between fact and fiction. Read full book review >

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TICKNOR by Sheila Heti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"With this austere one-note monologue, Heti offers a plate of sour grapes. Ultimately, her work is not daring or terribly experimental."
A difficult novella that's a riff on literature's outsiders and insiders; it's the second experimental work from this young Canadian author, following her collection The Middle Stories (2001, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"Perceptive musings ready-made for artistically inspired readers and those with short attention spans."
A bounty of short, sound advice and commentary from a Canadian improvisational-theatre instructor. Read full book review >

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WE NEED A HORSE by Sheila Heti
ANIMALS
Released: June 7, 2011

"As John J Muth's sublime Zen Shorts (2005) proved, philosophy is not inimical to this age group—but, by golly, this title is. (Picture book. Adult)"
A fine example of the worst that can happen when adult novelists condescend to write for children. Read full book review >

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WOMEN IN CLOTHES by Sheila Heti
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"'What are my values?' one woman asks. 'What do I want to express?' Those questions inform the multitude of eclectic responses gathered in this delightfully idiosyncratic book."
A quirky anthology exploring the meaning of clothes. Read full book review >

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SHEILA SAYS WE'RE WEIRD by Ruth Ann Smalley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A good-humored guide to environmentally responsible behavior, all the more convincing (and refreshing) for being indirect. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Right along with a nosy young neighbor, children get an eyeful of a family's sustainable lifestyle. Read full book review >

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SHEILA RAE’S PEPPERMINT STICK by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A winsome introduction to Henkes for younger audiences and, rarest of all, just the right amount of art for a board book. (Board book. 2-5)"
A sweet treat becomes a source of contention between two sisters in this wry tale about sibling relations and the art of sharing. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 12, 2013

"A motley assortment of writers eloquently demonstrate that there is no single 'writing process'; there are myriad."
Editors at Believer magazine present an eclectic series of interviews. Read full book review >

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WANTING SHEILA DEAD by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Haddam (Living Witness, 2009, etc.) gleefully satirizes reality TV and offers a well-thought-out appreciation of Agatha Christie's novels, which she lets Demarkian savor for the first time."
The battles on reality television lead to murder, just as you always knew they would. Read full book review >

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WILL SHEILA SHARE? by Elivia Savadier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This simple story should be just at toddler and preschooler's level of understanding as well as offering some relief to frustrated adults. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There have been a number of attempts to address the difficult concept of sharing for toddlers, but Savadier approaches the topic for very young children in a very simple story. Read full book review >