Search Results: "Shuichi Yoshida"


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PARADE by Shuichi Yoshida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A monochromatic sketch of emotional disconnect."
Five Japanese quarter-lifers disclose secrets and glimpses of their dark sides in a chilly slice of vérité from Yoshida (Villain, 2010). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"The book has a thin degree of sociological interest, but its overwhelming effect is soporific. (13 b&w photos, not seen)"
paper 0-520-21979-1 A bestseller in Japan, where it has gone through more than 40 printings since its was first published in the late '60s, this autobiography of a noted Japanese man of letters will strike many Western readers as serious, well-meaning, and mind-numbingly dull. Read full book review >

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RHINOCEROS MOTHER by Toshi Yoshida
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 1991

"Somber and realistic as far as it goes, though there is no mention of the rhinoceros's endangered status; still, the lovely, panoramic spreads make a potent implicit plea for its vanishing world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the author of Young Lions (1989), another handsome look at animals in their African habitat. Read full book review >

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WHY RAT COMES FIRST by Clara Yen
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1991

"Details on the Chinese lunar calendar are included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Chinese-American author says that, when she was a child, her father read her several folk tales explaining the ordering of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, but she preferred this one, which he had ``made up.'' From his throne high in the sky, the Jade King invites all the animals to a feast, but just 12 come. Read full book review >

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FALL DOWN 7 TIMES GET UP 8 by Naoki Higashida
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"Autism is a mysterious neurological condition. While the science is incomplete, Higashida gives us a thoughtful view of the art of living well in its shadow."
A young Japanese man's searching account of autism, following The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism (2013). Read full book review >

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THE REASON I JUMP by Naoki Higashida
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Anyone struggling to understand autism will be grateful for the book and translation."
A 13-year-old Japanese author illuminates his autism from within, making a connection with those who find the condition frustrating, mysterious or impenetrable. Read full book review >