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Fischman, Sheila

Works: 168 works in 384 publications in 1 language and 10,184 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Anecdotes  Autobiographical fiction  Fables  Picture books  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: PQ3979.3.T489, 843.914
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Publications about Sheila Fischman
Publications by Sheila Fischman
Most widely held works about Sheila Fischman
Most widely held works by Sheila Fischman
Ru : a novel by Kim Thúy( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
At ten years old, Kim Thúy fled Vietnam on a boat with her family, leaving behind a grand house and the many less tangible riches of their home country: the ponds of lotus blossoms, the songs of soup-vendors. The family arrived in Quebec, where they found clothes at the flea market, and mattresses with actual fleas. Kim learned French and English, and as she grew older, seized what opportunities an immigrant could; she put herself through school picking vegetables and sewing clothes, worked as a lawyer and interpreter, and later as a restaurateur. She was married and a mother when the urge to write struck her, and she found herself scribbling words at every opportunity - pulling out her notebook at stoplights and missing the change to green. The story emerging was one of a Vietnamese émigré on a boat to an unknown future: her own story fictionalized and crafted into a stunning novel
Mercury under my tongue by Sylvain Trudel( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
"Frederick Langlois could be that geeky seventeen-year-old notebook-toting sage found in every high school, feeling deeply, spouting out tiny poems, just a little too old for his years. But Frederick isn't in high school. He's in a hospital ward with other critically ill adolescents, dying of bone cancer." "Mercury Under My Tongue chronicles his short stay there, from his distant but friendly relationship with his therapist (and his mute delight at catching a glimpse of her cleavage), through comic moments in the ward and his emergent friendships with other teenage patients. Some survive, others are lost, and at the end, Frederick must make a final reckoning with himself and his family, one that is both dispassionate and deeply felt."--BOOK JACKET
The flying canoe by Roch Carrier( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
11-year old Baptiste, spending the winter at a logging camp, gets a chance to go back home by riding "la chasse-galerie" (the devil's canoe) through the sky
The little girl who was too fond of matches : a novel by Gaétan Soucy( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Alone with their bullying father on a vast estate, a sister and brother speak a language and inhabit a universe of their own making. When the old man commits suicide, they are forced into contact with the villagers and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away to reveal shocking truths. Balancing naiveté with carnality, Soucy employs his signature playfulness, plot twists, and fascination with guilt, cruelty, and violence in a narrative tour de force where nothing is quite what it seems
Today, maybe by Dominique Demers( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
A story about a young girl who patiently awaits the arrival of a friend who's meant for her. While she waits she encounters many of the well-known characters of children's literature
Old Thomas and the little fairy by Dominique Demers( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
"Old Thomas is angry at the whole world, until he discovers a tiny little girl washed up on the beach and tries to save her life. Rich and moving illustrations depict this unforgettable story" Cf. Our choice, 2001
Heartbreaks along the road by Roch Carrier( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Simon at the circus by Gilles Tibo( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Simon, the little boy with impossible dreams, has charmed children around the world. Simon books have won The Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration in Canada and the Owl Prize in Japan; and were chosen for the prestigious Illustrators Exhibit in Bologna, Italy. The ever-imaginative little character, Simon, dreams of being the ringmaster of a circus. In a cardboard box he creates a circus with his animal friends, but his efforts to stage the show are frustrated. When he acts as lion tamer to a paper lion, a goat tries to eat the star attraction. When he tries to walk a tightrope, he is foiled by a flock of tame birds. As usual his sensible friend, Marlene, comes to the rescue. Her common-sense advice saves the day and Simon creates a circus that will never be forgotten
The red notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
"The year is 1967 - Expo - and everyone else in Montreal is waiting for the great day when they can visit the exotic foreign pavilions. For the characters of The Red Notebook, the second in Tremblay's Notebook trilogy, life in Montreal has shaken off its conservative glumness as a new age arrives. Change is everywhere in the air: politically the Quebec independence movement has been given a major boost by Charles de Gaulle's famous "Vive le Quebec libre!" declaration; and things will never be the same. Celine Poulin, former waitress at the bohemian hangout "Le Select," is now about to start a new job: that of hostess in a bordello just opened by Montreal's famous Madame, Fine Dumas. Its specialty? All the "girls" in "Le Boudoir" are transvestites. Some are old pals of Celine's who'll also be her room-mates after she finally escapes the stifling unhappiness of her family home and moves into their communal boarding house." "Having always maintained that he does not write politics, but fables, Tremblay celebrates how it is possible for Celine to embrace her difference and to flourish in solidarity with a community of others with transcendent eloquence and compassion."--Couv
Translation is a love affair by Jacques Poulin( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
A daring young translator finds herself in a noirish yet heartwarming Quebecois fairy tale mystery
The black notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Simon's disguise by Gilles Tibo( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
The ever-imaginative Simon dreams of the great adventures he can have if only he could be in disguise. In his fantasies he becomes a magician, a daring knight, a funny clown, a scary bear, and even the trunk of a tree. His friend Marlene, as usual, comes to the rescue in a gentle story sure to charm the youngest readers. Full color
The blue notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
These festive nights by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Am I disturbing you? by Anne Hébert( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
The Giller Prize 1999 Finalist
The Douglas notebooks by Christine Eddie( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Romain was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. At 18, he leaves his family for a home in the forest, learning to live off the land rather than his family's wealth. Éléna flees a house of blood and mayhem, taking refuge in a monastery and later in the rustic village of Rivière-aux-Oies. One day, while walking in the woods, Éléna hears the melody of a clarinet and comes across Romain, who calls himself Starling and whom Éléna later renames Douglas, for the strongest and most spectacular of trees. Later a child named Rose is born. Fade to black. When the story takes up again, Douglas has returned to the forest, Rose is in the village under the care of others, and Éléna is gone. From these disparate threads, Christine Eddie tenderly weaves a fable for our time and for all times. As the years pass, the story broadens to capture others in its elegant web: a doctor with a bruised heart, a pharmacist who may be a witch, and a teacher with dark secrets. Together they raise this child with the mysterious heritage, transforming this story into an ode to friendship and family, a sonnet on our relationship with nature, and an elegy to love and passion
Collected later novels by Anne Hébert( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
"Collected Later Novels contains the beautiful and tragic Burden of Dreams, winner of the Governor General's Award for French fiction; Aurelian, Clara, Mademoiselle, and the English Lieutenant, a shimmering fable that captivates and dazzles with its simple beauty; Am I disturbing you?, the raw and chaotic tale of a distraught young woman, nominated for the Giller Prize; and A Suit of Light, Hebert's final novel about the realization of one family's dangerous dreams."--BOOK JACKET
Volkswagen blues by Jacques Poulin( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Terra firma by Christiane Frenette( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
In a town on the St. Lawrence, two teenaged boys board a makeshift raft and do not return. It shattered a whole community yet the story is a celebration of life
Vaudeville! by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Gaétan Soucy sets this acclaimed novel in a parallel-universe New York, just before the great stock market crash of 1929. Xavier X. Mortanse is an apprentice demolition worker who believes he's an immigrant from Hungary. By the time Xavier finds a singing frog in a miniature coffin, tries his luck on the vaudeville stage, and upsets a grandmaster chess match, Soucy has seduced readers into a netherworld of unforgettable eccentrics that riffs on chaos, corruption, and the surprising light of the human spirit
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