Search Results: "Sheila Heti"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PEACE CRANE by Sheila Hamanaka
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"They may question Hamanaka's statement that Sadako folded a thousand paper cranes; as the story goes, Sadako died before she was done, and other childrenin tributecompleted her work. (Picture book. 8+)"
The African-American narrator of this apostrophic verse has heard the story of Sadako's thousand paper cranes; the crane, traditional Japanese symbol of longevity, represents her hopes for peace, both in her violent urban milieu and the world. Read full book review >

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ABCD by Sheila Moxley
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Children just peering over the edge of literacy may chuckle, but there are many other simple alphabets—Flora McDonnell's ABC (1994), to name one—that will leave a more lasting impression. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Aa. Arnold is an amazing aviator. Read full book review >

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THE BULLIES OF WALL STREET by Sheila Bair
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"Nevertheless, Bair offers young readers an informed, insightful look into a crisis that continues to affect millions of citizens of all ages. (financial terms, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An insider's perspective on the causes of America's recent financial crisis and its ongoing consequences. Read full book review >

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THE ODDS OF GETTING EVEN by Sheila Turnage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As always, Turnage's tale is full of heart and perfect for reading on a front porch. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Folks from Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, lay on the colorful phrases thick as gum molasses in the wintertime, with character and personality as plentiful as okra at a Southern wake. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2003

"Greenwald, who also provides humorous line illustrations, delivers her message with a light comic touch that younger readers are sure to enjoy. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Effervescent Rosy has been eagerly looking forward to giving her country mouse cousin, Duncan, the Big Apple adventure tour of a lifetime, packed with every tourist landmark imaginable. Read full book review >