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Itani, Frances 1942-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 312 publications in 13 languages and 6,222 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  War fiction  Bildungsromans  History  Psychological fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.I83, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Frances Itani
Deafening by Frances Itani( Book )

103 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 1,976 WorldCat member 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 )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,042 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 830 WorldCat member 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
Tell : a novel by Frances Itani( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international debut sensation Deafening launched the story of Grania, deaf from the age of five, and her sister Tress, who helped to create their secret language. Tell picks up from the return of the sisters' husbands from the war, and follows Tress's partner Kenan, a young shell-shocked soldier who confines himself indoors, venturing outside only at night to visit the frozen bay where he skated as a boy. Saddened by her altered marriage, Tress seeks advice from her Aunt Maggie. But Maggie and her husband, Am, have problems of their own. Maggie finds joy singing in the town's newly created choral society. Am, troubled by the widening gulf in his marriage, spends more and more time in the clock tower above their apartment. As the second decade of the twentieth century draws to a close, the lives of the two couples become increasingly entwined. Startling revelations surface as layers of silence begin to crumble. Told with Itani's signature power and grace, Tell is both a deeply moving story about the burdens of the past, and a beautifully rendered reminder of how the secrets we bury to protect ourselves can also be the cause of our undoing
Best friend trouble by Frances Itani( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fight with her best friend, Lizzy, Hanna learns how to see things from another person's perspective
Leaning, leaning over water : a novel in ten stories by Frances Itani( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a poignant and compelling novel in ten stories, by the acclaimed author of the prizewinning novel "Deafening." The Second World War is over when Jock moves his family to Quebec, where he lives with his wife, Maura, and their three children in a small bungalow, complains about the government, and tries to teach his children about life and poetry. But beneath the unrippled domestic surface bubble the anxieties and hopes of the women in the family. Grounded in the texture of everyday life in the 1950s, and echoing the moods of the river itself, "Leaning, Leaning Over Water" recreates in luminous, compelling prose the lives of a family in a village in Canada on the banks of the Ottawa River
Missing by Frances Itani( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member 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
Poached egg on toast : stories by Frances Itani( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories representing the author's extensive writing career
Deafening : [a novel] by Frances Itani( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member 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
Listen! by Frances Itani( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member 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
Requiem : a novel by Frances Itani( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member 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
Truth or lies by Frances Itani( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evelyn raises two children. Goes to school. Runs a household. Gives up the bits of her day she's unable to control. Takes a trip to meet her husband, who has travelled to Vancouver for business. Meets an interesting character along the way. Told in expressive shorthand, Itani's "Truth or Lies" explores what is at the very heart of a working mother--how to hold on to yourself when many pressures line up against you. The short story collection Poached egg on toast showcases Itani's ability to shine a clear light on what it feels like to be an outsider, displaced and disconnected from the world at hand, and how a single, small moment can cause a seismic shift in our emotional landscape. Wickedly funny and unbearably sad, Itani's stories leave us with a renewed sense of humanity. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short stories collection to build your digital library
A season of mourning by Frances Itani( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances Itani's third book of poetry consists of two deeply moving elegiac sequences commemorating the deaths of a sister and friend. In chaste and determinedly unsentimental language, Itani takes us through the crises all must face, ignoring none of their turbulence or anguish, yet leaving us with a renewed sense of humanity. In these two sequences, she accomplishes inspiring acts of homage and remembrance
Pack ice by Frances Itani( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a winter ferry-boat ride back from the Island, Josie contemplates her many roles and the condition of "being between" while she watches pack ice in motion. The short story collection Poached Egg On Toast showcases Itani's ability to shine a clear light on what it feels like to be an outsider, displaced and disconnected from the world at hand, and how a single, small moment can cause a seismic shift in our emotional landscape. Wickedly funny and unbearably sad, Itani's stories leave us with a renewed sense of humanity. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short stories collection to build your digital library
No other lodgings by Frances Itani( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man without face by Frances Itani( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin sisters support each other through laughter, tears and evasion as they navigate life in a small town while coping with an alcoholic father. The short story collection Poached egg on toast showcases Itani's ability to shine a clear light on what it feels like to be an outsider, displaced and disconnected from the world at hand, and how a single, small moment can cause a seismic shift in our emotional landscape. Wickedly funny and unbearably sad, Itani's stories leave us with a renewed sense of humanity. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short stories collection to build your digital library
That's my baby : a novel by Frances Itani( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of Frances Itani's Tell, a baby is adopted by a young Deseronto couple who are coming to terms with the end of the Great War. Eighteen years on, the baby, Hanora, now a young woman, is told about her adoption, but given no details. As a second world war looms, Hanora is determined to uncover the mysteries of her identity. This quest will take her across the ocean with her cousin, Billie, and headlong into the tumult of Europe. Amid the tensions of World War II, the music and the great dance halls of the era beckon, and a career as a journalist becomes possible, even as her great love, Tobe, enlists in the Infantry. But Hanora will not let the past lie, even though, decades later, the truth remains beyond her grasp. Billie, whose memory is fading as she slips into dementia, provides elusive clues, but it isn't until Hanora discovers a set of diaries written by a late local artist and that she begins to piece together the central issue of her own identity, hidden from her since birth
One of the chosen by Danuta Gleed( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rentee Bay : poems from the Bay of Quinte, 1785-89 by Frances Itani( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering the bones [unabridged] by Frances Itani( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of 99 privileged subjects invited to a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, Georgina Danforth Witley instead finds herself stranded at the bottom of Spinney's Ravine, waiting to be rescued. Thrown from her car, injured and unable to move, Georgie must rely on her full store of family memories, her no-nonsense wit and recitation of the names of the bones in her body--a long-forgotten childhood exercise that reminds her she is still very much alive. As she lies helpless, she reflects on her role as a daughter, mother, sister, wife, and widow; on lost loves and painful secrets
 
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Remembering the bonesRequiemLeaning, leaning over water : a novel in ten storiesMissingDeafening : [a novel]Remembering the bones [unabridged]
Alternative Names
Frances Itani Canadees verpleegster

Frances Itani Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist

Frances Itani kanadische Schriftstellerin

Itani, Frances

Itani, Frances Susan Hill

イタニ, フランシス

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