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Nancy Farmer
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"Farmer, Nancy." In Contemporary Authors.

Volume 167. Detroit: Gale Research, 1999, pp. 118-121. The most up-to-date information on Farmer. The article contains brief commentaries on all of Farmer's books and lists her many literary awards.

"Farmer, Nancy." In Something about the Author. Volume 79. Detroit: Gale Research, 1995, pp. 70-71. Short entry based on autobiographical comments. This article is of limited use because it appeared before Farmer had received much critical attention, but the autobiographical information is interesting.

Osborne, Linda Barrett. Review. Washington Post Book World (4 May 1997): 16.

Osborne, who is also an author of books for young adults, says, "This is a richly atmospheric novel that moves effortlessly from the depiction of domestic life to the grandeur of the African landscape. It vividly portrays the intricate set of relationships that form a family and a village. .. . Farmer does not sentimentalize nature, whose harshness and unpredictability remain a challenge to Nhamo throughout...

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