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Itani, Frances 1942-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 244 publications in 12 languages and 5,557 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  History  Love stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.I83, 813.54
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Publications by Frances Itani
Most widely held works by Frances Itani
Deafening by Frances Itani( Book )
46 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,998 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
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 off 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 )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 832 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 )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 240 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 176 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 120 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 106 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories representing the author's extensive writing career
Requiem a novel by Frances Itani( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 85 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
De taal van de stilte by Frances Itani( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Tell : a novel by Frances Itani( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
"In 1919, only months after the end of the Great War, the men and women of Deseronto struggle to recover from wounds of the past. Kenan, a young soldier who has returned from the war damaged and disfigured, confines himself to his small house on the Bay of Quinte. His wife, Tress, attempting to adjust to the trauma that overwhelms her husband and which has changed their marriage, seeks advice from her Aunt Maggie. Maggie, along with her husband, Am, who cares for the town clock tower, have their own sorrows. Maggie finds joy in her friendship with a local widow and in the Choral Society started by Lukas, a music director who has moved to the town from an unknown place in war-torn Europe. While rehearsing and performing, Maggie rediscovers a part of herself that she had long set aside
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
Truth or lies by Frances Itani( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Pack ice by Frances Itani( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
No other lodgings by Frances Itani( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Man without face by Frances Itani( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Listen! by Frances Itani( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 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
A season of mourning by Frances Itani( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
One of the chosen by Danuta Gleed( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Ensordecedor : una entrañable novela sobre la familia y el amor en tiempos difíciles by Frances Itani( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 30 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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Itani, Frances
Itani, Frances Susan Hill
イタニ, フランシス
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