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Itani, Frances 1942-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 236 publications in 4 languages and 5,407 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  History  Love stories 
Classifications: PR9199.3.I83, 813.54
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Publications about Frances Itani
Publications by Frances Itani
Most widely held works by Frances Itani
Deafening by Frances Itani( Book )
47 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,005 libraries worldwide
Elegantly written and profoundly moving, Frances Itani's debut novel, Deafening, is a tale of virtuosity and power, set on the eve of the Great War and spanning two continents and the life of a young deaf woman in Canada named Grania O'Neill. d
Remembering the bones by Frances Itani( Book )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
While on her way to the airport to attend Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday, Georgina Danforth Witley drives of the edge of the road plunging into a thickly wooded ravine. Thrown from the car and unable to move, Georgina must rely on her strength, memories, wit and a recitation of the names of the bones in her body to stay alive
Requiem by Frances Itani( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 811 libraries worldwide
During World War II, Canada interned citizens of Japanese descent, just as the United States did. Here, Itani recaptures history through fiction by imagining the story of young Bin Okuma and his family, who were transported from their British Columbia home to a desolate area 100 miles from the "Protected Zone" and only grudgingly given access to food, plumbing, and electricity. Fifty years later, after his wife dies, Bin returns to the area, hoping to find the father whose awful decision at the time nearly destroyed the family
Leaning, leaning over water : a novel in ten stories by Frances Itani( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
A family in the village of St. Pierre on the banks of the Ottawa River. It is the post-war period and Jock moves his anglo-Irish family to Quebec, where he lives with his wife, maura and their three children, and experiencing the Duplessis government
Best friend trouble by Frances Itani( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
After a fight with her best friend, Lizzy, Hanna learns how to see things from another person's perspective
Deafening [a novel] by Frances Itani( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Deafening is a novel of remarkable virtuosity and power spanning two continents and the life and loves of a young deaf woman in Canada named Grania O'Neil. As a result of a childhood illness, Grania's is a world without sound, a world bounded by a powerful family love that tries to insulate her from undue suffering. When it becomes clear that Grania can no longer thrive in the world of the hearing, her family sends her to live at the Ontario School for the Deaf where, protected from the unforgiving world she learns sign language and speech. There she meets Jim Lloyd, a hearing man, and the two of them begins to create a whole new world. After they marry, Jim must go to war. Jim and Grania are pulled to the center of cataclysmic events that will alter civilization forever
Poached egg on toast : stories by Frances Itani( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories representing the author's extensive writing career
Requiem a novel by Frances Itani( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
In 1942 the government removed Bin Okuma's family from their home on British Columbia's west coast and forced them into internment camps. They were allowed to take only the possessions they could carry, and as a young boy Bin was forced to watch as neighbors raided their family home before the transport boats even undocked. One hundred miles from the Protected Zone, they formed makeshift communities without direct access to electricity, plumbing or food for five years. Fifty years later, after his wife's sudden death, Bin travels across the country to find the biological father who has been lost to him. Both running from grief and driving straight toward it, Bin must ask himself whether he truly wants to find First Father, the man who made a fateful decision that almost destroyed his family all those years ago. With his wife's persuasive voice in his head and the echo of their love in his heart, Bin embarks on an unforgettable journey into his past that will throw light on a dark time in history
Missing by Frances Itani( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
"Luc Caron lives in northern France during World War I. One day, he sees three airplanes fighting in the sky. Luc watches in horror as a plane flips over and the pilot falls to his death. Luc is the only witness. The Greenwoods own an apple farm in Canada. Their son, a pilot, has been missing for 11 years. In 1928, they receive a package from England. The package contains a letter and three objects found a the site of a plane crash. How is the mystery of the missing pilot solved, bringing peace to Luc and to the pilot's parents?"--Back cover
Leaning, leaning over water by Frances Itani( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
As noted by <Quill & Quire</, Frances Itani is an award-winning writer. Most recently, she won the Tilden/Saturday Night/CBC Literary Award for two consecutive years; an impressive feat as the stories are submitted to the jurors for evaluation anonymously. Now, Itani expands her control of the short story medium, with her new novel, <Leaning, Leaning Over Water</, a series of connected short stories.</ Almost all the narration is by Trude, the middle child of the King family. She has been told that her position in the family makes her the family collector and teller of stories. The stories she recounts crystallize crucial moments during the life of her family, the people around them, and the social climate of pre-Quiet Revolution Quebec.</ The stories begin after the father has moved his family to a rural area on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, where he has taken a job painting fleur-de-lis on tin trays in a nearby factory. For the children this means they grow up in delightful wilderness surrounded by people and customs which are completely new, but leaves their English speaking, non-swimming mother in isolation. The family is cut off from much of the world, but there is much of the world around them. They learn of their individuality through the cultural differences they find between themselves and their nearest neighbours, the Roman Catholic family down the way. They learn about sex and despair first hand through the few adults around them. And they are constantly exposed to life and death, and miracles through their constant contact with the river itself.</ The Ottawa River (the "water" referred to in the title) borders the King family abode and wends its way through every story in the novel -- always rushing past, bringing with it joys and sorrows, its power never to be underestimated, nor taken lightly -- underscoring the frailty of life lived on its banks.</
Truth or lies by Frances Itani( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Pack ice by Frances Itani( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
No other lodgings by Frances Itani( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Man without face by Frances Itani( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Listen! by Frances Itani( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"Liz invites her sister, Roma, and two friends to dinner. The four women have something important in common: they are hearing daughters of deaf parents. Each woman brings an old family picture to the table. Each tells a story about her picture. Roma has always felt alone and different. As a child, she had to "listen and tell." Roma became the listener because her mother could not hear. But by the end of the evening, Roma knows she is not alone. She and the other women learn that growing up with deaf parents has given them rare and special gifts."--Back cover
De taal van de stilte by Frances Itani( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A season of mourning by Frances Itani( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
One of the chosen by Danuta Gleed( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Il silenzio intorno by Frances Itani( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Italian and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Remembering the bones by Frances Itani( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 27 libraries worldwide
While on her way to the airport to attend Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday, Georgina Danforth Witley drives of the edge of the road plunging into a thickly wooded ravine. Thrown from the car and unable to move, Georgina must rely on her strength, memories, wit and a recitation of the names of the bones in her body to stay alive
 
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Alternative Names
Itani, Frances
Itani, Frances Susan Hill
イタニ, フランシス
Languages
English (152)
Italian (7)
German (1)
Dutch (1)
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