Search Results: "Alexander Nicholson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An intriguing look at gay activism inside the Beltway."
In his debut, gay rights activist Nicholson chronicles the successful fight for the repeal of the U.S. military's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Read full book review >

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PRISSY & POP DECK THE HALLS by Melissa Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"No silk purse here, just four little piggie ears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miniature pigs celebrate the Christmas holiday together in a story illustrated with photographs of the pampered porcine pair. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ARCHITECTS by John Nicholson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Consider this import a companion or alternative to Bert Kitchen's more striking And So They Build (1993) or Barbara Taylor's photographic survey, Animal Homes (1996). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
From a sea turtle's portable shell to the "Skyscrapers of Spit and Sand" built by some termites, or the elaborate nests of titmice and weaver birds, Nicholson surveys the astonishing range of structures that animals construct as temporary or permanent homes. Read full book review >

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RICH AND MAD by William Nicholson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"In the tradition of Forever, this is destined to become a classic as a go-to source for teens curious about both the physical and emotional aspects of sex. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Maddy has her sights set on popular Joe, even going on the pill and watching porn in preparation for a relationship; Rich, listening to his family's vinyl records and garnering tips from Erich Fromm's bestseller, The Art of Loving, hopes to win over gorgeous, aloof Grace. Read full book review >

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CHECKPOINT by Nicholson Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"An absolute treasure for anti-Bushists, the purest sin-and-snake-venom deceit and villainy to pro-Bushists. Let the reader-voter call it."
From Baker (A Box of Matches, 2003, etc.), a tiny little slip of a thing about—about what? About assassinating George W. Bush? Read full book review >

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ELLA FITZGERALD by Stuart Nicholson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"But his musical analyses enliven his language, and his treatment of his subject's human and musical strengths and weaknesses is well balanced."
The First Lady of Song is more than deserving of a full-length biography, and English musician-critic Nicholson (Jazz: The Modern Resurgence, not reviewed) is erudite and intelligent. Read full book review >

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A BOX OF MATCHES by Nicholson Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Skilled. Often charming. Minor."
Baker (The Everlasting Story of Nory, 1998, etc.) applies his fine-tooth comb—or magnifying glass—to a short and tightly controlled meander through the hyper-dailiness of domestic life—in a kind of extended prose haiku. Read full book review >

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SUBSTITUTE by Nicholson Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An affecting (long-exposure) snapshot revealing real-life concerns."
The eminent Maine-based author chronicles his lively, maddening month substitute teaching in the local public schools. Read full book review >

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MOTHERLAND by William Nicholson
Released: April 9, 2013

"The rest of the story is well-told, though we've seen most of it before: Just add gin to your favorite wartime romance and stir."
A wartime love story in the tradition of Atonement—and perhaps The Winds of War, and perhaps Gone with the Wind....Read full book review >

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THE SOCIETY OF OTHERS by William Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Highly promising, even if flawed."
From the British playwright, screenwriter, and author of an award-winning children's trilogy: a first adult novel about a hitchhiker's nightmare journey into a police state. Read full book review >