Search Results: "White Deer of Autumn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT CHANGE by White Deer of Autumn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The author has taught in American Indian Movement schools; both he and the illustrator are Native Americans. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-10)"
Mourning the death of her grandfather, Wanba and her Grandma catch fish, returning what they don't need to the sea; pause on their return home to fertilize their corn with fish heads; and converse gently about the ``Circle of Life.'' Illustrated in lovely impressionistic watercolors rendered in soft colors in a spare yet evocative style, the narrative is not so much a story as a fictional setting for the Native American philosophy of care for the natural world and the continuity of life, symbolized here by several of the creatures the two characters observe (a fishing pelican; a caterpillar) as well as by Grandma passing on her own knowledge to Wanba. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE WHITE DEER by Jack Bushnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A slight magical tale whose illustrations can't quite compensate for the weak story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Some say the white deer's a star, and others say she's made of spilled milk. Could she be real? Read full book review >

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THE WHITE DEER by James Thurber

"And it is Jorn, the youngest, and the one who loved her truly, who succeeds."
For Thurber devotees — not of his peculiar brand of humor, but of his equally personal brand of fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE DEER by Robert Cranny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2013

"A fun, folkloric tale of fairies, family, faith and fantasy."
In Cranny's (The Storm, 2001, etc.) latest novel, an old Irish man reminisces about the mythical happenings in his family's home village. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1990

"For his fans, well worth reading."
One of Paulsen's earliest novels (it received very limited distribution in 1978): a romantic, unusual love story that presages his later strengths—and weaknesses. Read full book review >

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DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Only for the author's most rabid fans. (Author tour)"
A convoluted, long-winded tome from Gabaldon (Voyager, 1994, etc.), who brings back the Scottish rebel Jamie Fraser and Claire, a time-traveler from the 20th century and the love of his life, as they face the late 18th century with characteristic aplomb. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN OF THE PHANTOMS by Yasmina Khadra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

"Though it lacks mystery, Khadra's involving and poignant narrative caps the Llob trilogy in ways veterans of the first two installments can best appreciate."
Wartime woes and ubiquitous losses haunt newly unemployed Algerian police Inspector Llob. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE RED DEER by Joan Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Though it lacks the geologic scope and visual sense of an Auel, its characters and themes are sharper—making it an exceedingly strong contender on the prehistoric-fiction front."
This fourth novel by the author of The Road to Avalon, Born of the Sun, and The Edge of Light travels backward in time from Dark Ages Britain—which has been Wolf's customary haunt—to the prehistoric world of Cro-Magnon man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRES OF AUTUMN by Irène Némirovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"One of Némirovsky's lesser works. All OurWorldly Goods (2011) covers the same period more successfully."
Another in a string of reissues of the work of the French novelist who died in Auschwitz in 1942, prompted by the discovery of her incomplete but widely acclaimed Suite Francaise; written during the same period just before her death, this multigenerational novel spans war and peace.Read full book review >

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VIOLINS OF AUTUMN by Amy McAuley
Released: June 19, 2012

"Readers who prefer layered characters over racing plot should seek out the more subtle works of Judy Blundell or Kathryn Miller Haines. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
An American teenager becomes an Allied spy for the French Resistance during World War II in this briskly paced historical to novel. Read full book review >