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Testament: A Novel
Nino Ricci
0618446672
April 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Gently stripping the life of Jesus bare of its mythical trappings, Ricci (The Book of Saints, etc.) presents a lyrical, searching version of the biblical tale, grounding his work in the historical realities of the time and telling Jesus' story from four different perspectives. Two of the novel's narrators, Judas and Jesus' mother, Mary, eschew supernatural explanations of Jesus' ministry and describe him as an eccentric, depressive genius. The other two narrators, Mary Magdalene and a shepherd named Simon of Gergesa, witness moments in Jesus' ministry that they believe to be otherworldly. Set against each other, these four accounts reveal the ways in which ordinary acts come to seem miraculous, through repetition and suggestion. The biblical interpretation of key events is re-examined, too. In Ricci's novel, the...


Journey Prize Anthology 9: The Best of Canada's New Writers, Vol. 9
Nino Ricci
0771044259
September 1997
Paperback
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Review
“Even for a country used to superb short story writers like Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Mavis Gallant, this is impressive stuff.”
Globe and Mail

“A generous and timely acknowledgement of the importance of short fiction.”
Quill & Quire

“An annual burst of energy and insight.”
Canadian Forum

“The anthology is marked by variety, freshness, and in some cases, a search for new form or technique.”
Regina Leader-Post

Review
?Even for a country used to superb short story writers like Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Mavis Gallant, this is impressive stuff.?
?Globe and Mail

?A generous and timely acknowledgement of the importance of...


Testament
Nino Ricci
0618273530
May 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Gently stripping the life of Jesus bare of its mythical trappings, Ricci (The Book of Saints, etc.) presents a lyrical, searching version of the biblical tale, grounding his work in the historical realities of the time and telling Jesus' story from four different perspectives. Two of the novel's narrators, Judas and Jesus' mother, Mary, eschew supernatural explanations of Jesus' ministry and describe him as an eccentric, depressive genius. The other two narrators, Mary Magdalene and a shepherd named Simon of Gergesa, witness moments in Jesus' ministry that they believe to be otherworldly. Set against each other, these four accounts reveal the ways in which ordinary acts come to seem miraculous, through repetition and suggestion. The biblical interpretation of key events is re-examined, too. In Ricci's novel, the...


Los Buenos Modales de Dora (Dora's Book of Manners)
Christine Ricci
1416900691
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
El Grumpy Old Troll se portó mal con su amigo Mouse--y ahora necesita la ayuda de Dora y Boots para que Mouse lo perdone. Pero, ¿qué debe decir? Únete a Dora y Boots para ayudar al Troll !y aprende los buenos modales en el trayecto!


A Room at the Heart of Things: The Work That Came to Me
Elisabeth Harvor
1550650947
January 1998
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Book Description
A lively, quirky collection of short stories, poetry, and memoir vignettes from published (Nino Ricci, Robyn Sarah, Rhea Tregebov) and unpublished writers Harvor has met over the years in workshops and as a writer-in-residence in universities and libraries across Canada.

From the Author
Work that has nerve and verve and is close to the bone: this is what I've looked for during the years I've been a workshop leader and writer-in-residence. So that when I made copies of poems or stories that I loved, it was always because the work lived and breathed, or because it was, in an original and off-the-cuff way, thoughtful or profound. Which is how these stories and poems became (along with some memoir pieces) the 'work that came to me'. I didn't have to solicit or select or reject, I...

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