Search Results: "Yvonne Winer"


BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLIES FLY by Yvonne Winer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"It's another lovely close-up look at nature from the creators of Spiders Spin Webs (1998). (Poetry/nonfiction. 6-9)"
In a set of large, lavishly detailed, full-bleed watercolors, Lloyd-Jones captures the intricate beauty of more than 15 species of butterflies from around the world. Read full book review >

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ABOUT YVONNE by Donna Masini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"A potentially interesting short story overinflated."
This debut by a prizewinning poet is a latecomer to bad-girl fiction, with all its candid sex-talk, and also furthers that most contemporary of tropes—the novel as extended whine. Read full book review >

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FROGS SING SONGS by Yvonne Winer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"An illustration of the frog life cycle is incorporated into the title page, and a bibliography of additional resources is appended, including both print and online sources. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In their fourth entry in this nature series, collaborators Winer and Oliver (Birds Build Nests, 2002, etc.) again utilize their successful format to explore the world of frogs through lyrical rhyming text and exquisitely detailed watercolor paintings. Read full book review >

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BIRDS BUILD NESTS by Yvonne Winer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An eye-opening, as well as eye-filling, companion for Barbara Bash's Urban Roosts (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Oliver (Possum in the House, 1989) presents page-filling, finely detailed close-ups of 15 nests and their avian builders, from ruby-throated hummingbird to snowy owl, all in natural (or in the case of the white stork's chimney-topper, unnatural) settings, each with a short rhymed caption from Winer (Butterflies Fly, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE ARTIST by Andrew Winer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"A tour de force of provocative ideas—about art, love, Jewish identity, survivor's guilt, the fluidity of time and so much else—expressed through emotionally riveting characters."
In this resolutely ambitious novel from Winer (The Color Midnight Made, 2002), a present-day art critic's attempt to understand his dead wife and her brilliant Native-American artist-lover intertwines with the fate of an equally brilliant Jewish artist in 1930s Vienna. Read full book review >

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ALMOST STRANGERS by Delsa Winer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2000

"An imaginative but flawed debut, with slight characters and a strained plot that are, at times, overwhelmed by powerful word pictures and demanding big ideas."
First-novelist Winer explores the meaning of survival and identity, as a woman, mourning her dead mother, her old way of life, and a futile love affair, finds her new life even more perplexing than her old. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR MIDNIGHT MADE by Andrew Winer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2002

"Well-crafted but directionless and unexceptional, becoming tedious in short order."
An earnest if rather stiff debut describes a boy's recollections of growing up in a mildly troubled San Francisco home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK’S RABBIT by Yvonne Jagtenberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"While certainly not a crowd-pleaser, the tale is appealingly atmospheric, and the idea that relationships need not be based on coercion is a worthy one to introduce. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The timorous lad introduced in Jack the Wolf (not reviewed) gets a speaking part in his second appearance. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY LETTERS ARE IN GOODBYE? by Yvonne Cassidy
Released: March 8, 2016

"Heavy and intense, this book will make readers confront their own senses of identity. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teenage immigrant Rhea Farrell must figure out how to confront fear and loss in 1999 New York City. Read full book review >

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MS Madness! by Yvonne Desousa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A warm, unique memoir about coping with disease."
DeSousa's debut memoir chronicles her first year living with multiple sclerosis and some of the lessons she learned along the way. Read full book review >

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ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >