Search Results: "Terry Farish"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

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EITHER THE BEGINNING OR THE END OF THE WORLD by Terry Farish
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers willing to take their time will enjoy this earnest cross-cultural meditation on love and family. (Fiction. 13-17)"
In New Hampshire, a 17-year-old Cambodian-American girl falls for a mysterious military medic in this poetically rendered novel by the author of The Good Braider (2012). Read full book review >

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TALKING IN ANIMAL by Terry Farish
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As was true of Farish's Why I'm Already Blue (1989), readers sensitive to nuance will find this replete with small surprises and grace notes. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A wry, engaging study in mixed feelings from the author of Shelter For A Seabird (1990). Read full book review >

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THE GOOD BRAIDER by Terry Farish
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"Refreshing and moving: avoids easy answers and saviors from the outside. (historical note) (Fiction. 13-15)"
From Sudan to Maine, in free verse. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE IN EARNEST by Terry Farish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Many will take to these domestic particulars as to milk and honey."
Third adult novel by former YA writer Farish (If the Tiger, 1995, etc.), perhaps her most densely gestated and slowly delivered to the reader. Read full book review >

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IF THE TIGER by Terry Farish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"This YA author's second adult effort is not especially successful, but at least the novel—to its credit—fails for intriguing reasons."
A choppy road-novel examining the friendship between two women from different cultures, by the author of Flower Shadows (1991). Read full book review >

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FLOWER SHADOWS by Terry Farish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"Farish shows great promise."
Farish exhibits a fresh, original, and intensely appealing voice in this first adult novel—a female addition to the Vietnam genre that is as moving as it is wise. Read full book review >

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LUIS PAINTS THE WORLD by Terry Farish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A wistful snapshot of a young artist and his family. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-10)"
When his older brother, Nico, joins the Army, Luis picks up a paintbrush. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO LIKED POTATO SOUP by Terry Farish
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Older readers especially will be pleased and amused by Farish's evocative language as well as the rich array of subtle verbal and visual nuances here. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Root's spare, warm-hued rural scenes perfectly capture the tone of this tender tale about two curmudgeons—a grizzled "ol' Texas boy, country-raised, don't you know," and a cat—sharing one roof. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH'S BIG RIDE by Terry Farish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"A joyful, upbeat tale that takes a positive perspective on an immigrant child's first encounters. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young refugee's dream of riding a bicycle comes true at last when he arrives in America. Read full book review >