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By Edna Ferber. 1995
A farm woman's indomitable spirit and quick response to beauty are unquenched by years of hardship-- all for the sake…of her son. 1925 Pulitzer Prize winner. Originally published in 1924. c1995.
By Jim Murphy. 1995
An account of the conflagration that levelled much of Chicago in 1871. Chronicles events from the fire's outbreak and rapid…spread to its extinguishment by rain, as reported by survivors and in documents of the period. Examines the origins, circumstances, and official failures that contributed to the disaster. Grades 5-8. A 1996 Newbery Honor Book. c1995.
By Arthur Golden. 1997
A fictionalized account of the life of a typical geisha in Japan in the 1930s and 1940s. Sayuri recalls how…as a nine-year-old she and her sister are sold to a geisha house as their mother lies dying. From then on Sayuri learns the traditional exotic arts for pleasing men. Winner of the 1999 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. 1997.
By Martin Cruz Smith. 1996
Set in mid-nineteenth-century Victorian England in the mining town of Wigan, this story involves Jonathan Blair, an American explorer. Blair…agrees to help coal baron Bishop Hannay find his daughter's fiance, who disappeared on the same day that an explosion in one of Hannay's coal mines killed seventy-six people. Winner of the 1998 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. 1996.
By Kate Atkinson. 1995
Bunty had never wanted to marry George but he was all that was left. She was stuck in a flat…in York with Patricia, Gillian and Ruby. It is Ruby who tells the story of the family from the end of the nineteenth century, through to the memorable events of her own life. Strong language. c1995.
By Ruth White. 1996
When twelve-year-old Woodrow Prater's mother, Belle, mysteriously vanishes from the family's Appalachian shack, Woodrow moves into town to live with…his grandparents. Beautiful next-door cousin Gypsy first seeks to discover cross-eyed Woodrow's secret and then comes to respect him for who he is. Grades 5-8. 1997, c1996.
By Wally Lamb. 1998
Thomas Birdsey, a schizophrenic, walks into a Connecticut Public Library, prays to God, and then cuts off his right hand.…The act changes his life and that of Dominick, his twin brother. Searching for his identity, Dominick struggles with being his brother's keeper and with his own survival. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Winner of the 2000 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. 1998.
By Karen Hesse. 1997
Told in free verse, an account of two years in the life of Billie Jo Kelby, who at thirteen loses…her mother and new baby brother in a terrible accident for which she is partly to blame. Life in Oklahoma in the mid-1930s is difficult, and Billie Jo can no longer play the piano--her one solace in the past. She seeks a way to heal her father and herself. Grades 5-8. 1997.
By Edwidge Danticat. 1995
Ten short stories that reflect, to some degree, the violence and despair of the author's native Haiti. "Children of the…Sea" is an exchange of letters between a young woman and her lover, who is aboard a leaky boat en route to Miami. "Nineteen Thirty-Seven" describes the harsh treatment of a Haitian woman imprisoned for witchcraft. Winner of the 1995 National Book Award. 1995.
Stories about life in a Chinese village during the Cultural Revolution. The clash between traditional values and duty to the…Communist Party is an ongoing theme. Some strong language. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. 1997.
By Jory Sherman. 1991
Lemuel Hawke is only fifteen when he marries Roberta, but his dream is to be self-sufficient on the land. By…1807, he is farming outside Lexington, Kentucky, when Roberta moves to town leaving Lemuel with a son and a distrust of women. Some descriptions of violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Golden Spur Winner. Followed by "Trapper's Moon". 1992, c1991. (Buckskinners trilogy ; 1)
By Cynthia Haseloff. 1997
A fictional account of the 1871 arrest and trials of Kiowa chiefs Satanta and Adoltay that proved a downturn in…the treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government. Sequel to "Satanta's Woman". Some strong language. Spur Award. 1997.
By Charles De Lint. 2001
Jilly Coppercorn is a talented painter whose works reveal the hidden life of the imaginary town of Newford. As the…story opens, Jilly, nearly killed by a hit-and-run driver, lies half-paralyzed in a hospital bed. As her friends gather around her, Jilly's own story comes to the fore, filled with the mysteries and secrets she has hidden from herself as well as from others. Winner of the World Fantasy Award. 2001. (Newford series)
By Noor Naga. 2022
Winner of the Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize, a lush experimental novel about love as a weapon of empire. In…the aftermath of the Arab Spring, an Egyptian American woman and a man from the village of Shobrakheit meet at a café in Cairo. He was a photographer of the revolution, but now finds himself unemployed and addicted to cocaine, living in a rooftop shack. She is a nostalgic daughter of immigrants "returning" to a country she's never been to before, teaching English and living in a light-filled flat with balconies on all sides. They fall in love and he moves in. But soon their desire?for one another, for the selves they want to become through the other?takes a violent turn that neither of them expected. A dark romance exposing the gaps in American identity politics, especially when exported overseas, If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English is at once ravishing and wry, scathing and tender. Told in alternating perspectives, Noor Naga's experimental debut examines the ethics of fetishizing the homeland and punishing the beloved . . . and vice versa. In our globalized twenty-first-century world, what are the new faces (and races) of empire? When the revolution fails, how long can someone survive the disappointment? Who suffers and, more crucially, who gets to tell about it?
By Madeleine L'Engle. 1962
When an atomic physicist disappears, his children begin a bizarre search. Led by three whimsical characters, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who,…and Mrs. Which, they manage their interplanetary journey by "wrinkling" to span space and time. Grades 5-8. Newbery Medal 1962. (Murray family series ; 1)
By Jean Craighead George. 1999
When Frightful, the peregrine falcon raised by Sam Gribley, returns to the wild, she is not prepared to fend for…herself. A male peregrine falcon courts her, and gradually Frightful adapts to her natural role. Companion to "My Side of the Mountain" . Grades 5-8. 1999.
By Vincent Lam. 2022
Winner of the 2006 Scotiabank Giller PrizeAn astonishing literary debut centred around four students as they apply to medical school,…qualify as doctors and face the realities of working in medicine, from a powerful voice in fiction.Following the interlinked stories of a group of medical students and the unique challenges they face, from the med school to the intense world of emergency rooms, evac missions, and terrifying new viruses. Riveting, convincing and precise, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures looks with rigorous honesty at the lives of doctors and their patients, bringing us to a deeper understanding of the challenges and temptations that surge around us all.In this masterful collection, Vincent Lam weaves together black humour, investigations of both common and extraordinary moral dilemmas, and a sometimes shockingly realistic portrait of today’s medical profession.
By François-Guillaume Lorrain. 2022
Un roman qui plonge le lecteur dans l'âge d'or d'Hollywood, lors du tournage d'Autant en emporte le vent, dessinant les…portraits du producteur David O. Selznick, de l'interprète afro-américaine Hattie McDaniel, ainsi que de Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh et Laurence Olivier. Prix des Romancières 2022.
By Mélissa Da Costa. 2020
Emile, 26 ans, touché par un Alzheimer précoce, quitte l'hôpital et sa famille afin de partir à l'aventure. Une jeune…femme, Joanne, répond à son annonce. Ils commencent ensemble un périple où la rencontre des autres conduit à la découverte de soi-même. Prix Alain-Fournier 2020, Prix des lecteurs du Livre de poche 2020 (catégorie littérature). Premier roman.
By Rachel Cusk. 1993
Agnes Day, a recent college graduate, moves to London with two former classmates and takes a job with a trade…magazine. As she recovers from her first love affair, she struggles to find her place in the adult world by trying to control everything around her. Some strong language. Whitbread First Novel Award. 2000, c1993.