Search Results: "Yoko Ogawa"


BOOK REVIEW

HOTEL IRIS by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2010

"A spare, disquieting fable."
A young Japanese hostess becomes the object of a dangerous man's obsession. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSEKEEPER AND THE PROFESSOR by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"Simple story, well told."
From Japanese author Ogawa (The Diving Pool, 2008), the story of a struggling single mother who takes a job looking after an elderly mathematician with an unusual disability. Read full book review >

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REVENGE by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Well-written."
Ogawa (HotelIris, 2010, etc.) crafts 11 interlocking short stories with eloquent prose that belies the nature of the tales she spins. Read full book review >

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THE DIVING POOL by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"A haunting collection, and a perfect example of the power of short fiction."
A masterfully twisted triptych of dark novellas marks the American debut of a critically acclaimed Japanese fiction writer. Read full book review >

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PRINCESSLAND by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Although not the princess corrective some parents may wish for, the book's little lesson is one worth sharing: what's in the mind's eye is often more lavish and sweet than the real thing could possibly be. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fantasy world of perfect princesses gives a young girl a respite from a bad mood. Read full book review >

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Zoe's Sidewalk by Tiffany Robinson
Released: Oct. 13, 2013

"Cheerful art and an encouraging story of one girl's hard work leading to real change."
A little girl realizes she can't help her grandmother until she helps her community in this moving debut by Robinson, featuring Matsuoka's fantastic illustrations of a modern African-American family. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH'S CURSE by Keith McGowan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Extraneous elements, rampant psycho-symbolism and multiple point-of-view switches turn this into a loosely woven grab-bag, but the resolution does provide some satisfaction. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Having narrowly avoided becoming dinner in The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children (2009), sibs Sol and Connie face another folkloric fate in this equally gothic sequel. Read full book review >

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BLANKET & BEAR, A REMARKABLE PAIR by L.J.R. Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Despite the touch-and-go artwork, the book can offer copious comfort to children with the suggestion that their closest childhood friends have found second lives elsewhere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Where do old toys and blankets go? Their own private island, it seems. Read full book review >

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ONE MOON, TWO CATS by Laura Godwin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Overall, though, cat fans will enjoy this sleeping and waking tale that starts and finishes on the end papers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A city cat and a country cat prowl beneath the same dusky moon. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHES GUIDE TO COOKING WITH CHILDREN by Keith McGowan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Yum. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In this mordant contemporary remake of "Hansel and Gretel," 11-year-old Sol and his little sister Connie find out the hard way that their next-door neighbor is a centuries-old witch. Read full book review >