Books by Rumer Godden and Complete Book Reviews

Rumer Godden, Author Milkweed Editions $12.95 (233p) ISBN 978-0-915943-81-4
Godden's 1953 novel of Colonial India depicts an independent but naive British widow living in a village in Kashmir polarized by conflicting Hindus and Muslims. (Feb.)
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Rumer Godden, Author New York Review of Books $18.95 (247p) ISBN 978-1-59017-124-0
Exploring a similar theme, Rumer Godden's An Episode of Sparrows (1955), set in WWII London, tells of two street kids who attempt to create a secret garden, inspiring other children and shaking up the neighborhood. .
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Rumer Godden, Author William Morrow & Company $18.95 (319p) ISBN 978-0-688-08629-9
In her second volume of memoirs, following a A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep , Godden provides a lively, engaging view of postwar literary and publishing trends as a backdrop to her own personal and creative development. In 1945, her marriage over,
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Rumer Godden, Author William Morrow & Company $22 (171p) ISBN 978-0-688-13397-9
Set in 20th-century Venice, this effervescent, thoroughly enchanting modern-day fairy tale is spiked with a handful of up-to-date plot twists. At 17, lovely, fresh-scrubbed Pippa Fane is the youngest, least experienced member of an English dance...
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Rumer Godden, Author HarperCollins Publishers $14.89 (128p) ISBN 978-0-06-029193-8
Transplanted from India to England, eight-year-old Nona Fells finds comfort in two Japanese dolls sent to her by her grandmother in Miss Happiness and Miss Flower by Rumer Godden, first published in 1961. (June)
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Rumer Godden, Author Viking Children's Books $15 (192p) ISBN 978-0-670-84517-0
Only after Madame Holbein's death does 10-year-old Lottie understand her beloved dance teacher's advice to ``listen to the nightingale'' and make room in her life for other things besides ballet. Lottie's revelation begins when she serendipitously...
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Rumer Godden, Author William Morrow & Company $22 (0p) ISBN 978-0-688-15550-6
Based on a real incident that occurred a decade ago, this assured novel by 89-year-old Godden (Black Narcissus, etc.) concerns a sensational case brought by the Hindu god Shiva, ""acting through the government of India,"" against a wealthy Canadian,
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Rumer Godden, Author HarperTrophy $5.95 (169p) ISBN 978-0-06-440937-7
Itinerant Kizzy Lovell must summon all her strength when unfortunate circumstances leave her stranded in an unwelcoming town in Gypsy Girl by Rumer Godden, which first appeared in 1972 as The Diddakoi. (Mar.)
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Rumer Godden, Author William Morrow & Company $18 (263p) ISBN 978-0-688-10397-2
Although the plot of the celebrated English novelist ( Black Narcissus ) and memoirist's ( A House with Four Rooms ) latest effort is sadly stale, it is worth reading for its profusion of atmospheric delights. Godden invokes her beloved India in all
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Rumer Godden, Author Laurel Leaf Library $3.25 (0p) ISBN 978-0-440-98790-1
A sensitive exploration of a boy's triumph over the objections of his parents to his becoming a ballet dancer. Ages 10-14. (May)
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Rumer Godden, Author, Valerie Littlewood, Illustrator Viking Children's Books $14.95 (64p) ISBN 978-0-670-82300-0
As exotic as spice from the Orient and as British as afternoon tea, Godden's story of the Fu-dog celebrates hope, love and a child's imagination. With the gift of a satin toy dog, Li-la's Great Uncle sets in motion the events that will eventually...
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Rumer Godden, Author, Valerie Littlewood, Illustrator Greenwillow Books $18 (80p) ISBN 978-0-688-11319-3
Keiko, a cosmopolitan and somewhat spoiled Japanese girl, has made up her mind not to enjoy herself well before she arrives at her great-grandparents' house in the country, where she must spend the next three months while her parents go to England....
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Rumer Godden, Author, Jon Godden, With William Morrow & Company $16.95 (159p) ISBN 978-0-688-08630-5
India was home to British authors Rumer and her late sister Jon during much of their lives. In this collection, stories of rare sensitivity shed light on widely various communities: lush Kashmir; upward-striving Bengal; utterly deprived Calcutta....
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Rumer Godden, Author, Sandra Hirshkowith, Author, Ian P. Andrew, Illustrator HarperTrophy $4.25 (80p) ISBN 978-0-06-442091-4
""This well-turned tale [of a poor Indian girl who rescues the family's celebration of Diwali] is almost a primer on how to convey the exotic in seemingly effortless fashion,"" said PW. Ages 7-9. (Jan.)
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Rumer Godden, Author, Ian P. Andrew, Illustrator Greenwillow Books $15 (64p) ISBN 978-0-688-15136-2
Nearly 60 years after publishing her first novel, Godden remains a master of the form. This brief but vibrant story describes a poor Indian girl who dreams up a plan to surprise her mother and rescue the family's celebration of Diwali, the Festival...
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Peter Godden, Author, Rumer Godden, Author, Barbara Cooney, Illustrator Puffin Books $5.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-14-050723-2
A beautiful story of wishing: of a little girl who wants a doll and a grandmother; of a doll that yearns for a child's arms around it; and of a lonely policeman's wife who wants a child in her home. Ages 5-10. (October)
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