Search Results: "Toni Jordan"


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ADDITION by Toni Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A smartly written comedy that cheekily suggests recovery may not be for everyone."
A witty heroine with a crippling case of obsessive-compulsive disorder is at the center of this gemlike debut—think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time thrown into the world of chick-lit. Read full book review >

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OUR TINY, USELESS HEARTS by Toni Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A funny, pleasant look at love, forgiveness, and second chances."
Marriage is complicated—and sometimes hilarious—in this novel from Australian writer Jordan (Nine Days, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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NINE DAYS by Toni Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A small treasure, from the author of the wonderful romantic comedy Addition (2009)."
Spanning World War II to 9/11, Australian novelist Jordan delivers a witty and wise family saga. Read full book review >

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CAT NAP by Toni Yuly
by Toni Yuly, illustrated by Toni Yuly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Delightful pre-nap read-aloud fare. (Picture book. 1-3)"
When Cat agrees to play hide-and-seek with Kitten, he underestimates his relentless opponent. Read full book review >

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TERRACOTTA SMOKE by Toni Raben
Released: Feb. 26, 2011

"A bold, exhausting but highly rewarding experiment in stripping away the illusory world in search of only the most essential qualities of the human experience."
A carefully structured collection of abstract and conceptual poetry concerned with the nature of reality and relationships. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2004

"Younger children will need adults to help with interpretation. (timeline, photo notes) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Morrison attempts to tell the story of Southern school integration through archival photographs oddly juxtaposed with a confusing narrative. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR ELVIS by Toni Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Rueful, quirky writing: in essence, middle-aged chick-lit."
Eleven linked stories develop a character from an award-winning first collection. Read full book review >

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SPARK IN TIME by Toni Raben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2014

"Sound and subject serve to unite most of these spiritually resonant poems."
Raben (Terracotta Smoke, 2011) ponders motherhood and beginnings in a collection rich with Christian imagery and alliteration. Read full book review >

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THE DAIQUIRI GIRLS by Toni Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Men leaving, women drinking, and repetitive plots leave the collection, although well written, also redundant and limited in impact."
Heartache, loneliness, and abundant booze (hence the title) shape the lives of the four San Franciscan women in this debut collection, winner of the AWP Award for Short Fiction. Read full book review >

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A MERCY by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2008

"Better seen as a lengthy prose poem than a novel, this allusive, elusive little gem adds its own shadowy luster to the Nobel laureate's shimmering body of work."
Abandonment, betrayal and loss are the somber themes of this latest exploration of America's morally compromised history from Morrison (Love, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >