Search Results: "Alida Nugent"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"This book, like one of its myriad cocktails, is dry, dirty and surprisingly refreshing."
Debut comedic memoir based on the 20-something author's popular blog. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR COURTS MURDER by Andrew Nugent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2005

"An erudite, witty and altogether delightful debut, full of characters laced with eccentricity and Irish charm."
The august Four Courts of Dublin are rocked to their foundation by the murder of a judge in chambers. Read full book review >

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DEAR PRINCESS GRACE, DEAR BETTY by Alida Brill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2016

"A perceptive chronicle of hard-won wisdom."
A candid memoir of love, illness, and friendship and a justification for "romantic feminist love." Read full book review >

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JUNGLE BABY by Alida Albert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2014

"A vivid, honest portrait of an imperfect but intrepid mid-20th-century American family."
Debut author Albert recalls her brief time in Nigeria as the only child of a father who was lured to British colonial Africa and a mother who reluctantly went along for the ride. Read full book review >

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DOWN AT THE DOCKS by Rory Nugent
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"An incisive portrait that takes both place and people seriously, and that does them honor."
An elegiac portrait of an iconic place fallen on hard times and unlikely to rise again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 1993

"Much wittier than most cryptozoological reports (which veer toward stuffiness to counterbalance the jeers)—and a spanking good travelogue to boot. (Photos—not seen)"
Nugent (The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck, 1991—not reviewed), a specialist in cryptozoological adventures—combing the far regions of the earth for undiscovered beasties—takes on Mokele-Mbembe, a brontosaurus-like dinosaur reported to dwell in the rain forests of central Africa. Read full book review >

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SOUL MURDER by Andrew Nugent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Nugent, a Benedictine monk and former Dublin lawyer, knows all the naughty and brave boyhood foibles and writes of them with charm and empathy. His plotting is a little too pat, but his substance and style carry the day."
A North Kerry house master has his throat slit. Read full book review >

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GOOD KIDS by Benjamin Nugent
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A novel that badly wants to be cool but is rarely more than sophomoric."
Can a childhood crush survive a 13-year separation? The answer's a long time coming in this unfocused first novel from the author of American Nerd (2008). Read full book review >

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LIVE GIRLS by Beth Nugent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 1996

"Live girls'' is what Dave's porno theater is said to need to spruce up trade; the same can be said for the novel."
A spooky but emotionally numb first novel about a young woman's subconscious search for self, by short-story writer Nugent (City of Boys, 1992). Read full book review >

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NO CATS ALLOWED by Lois Simmie
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A cozy tale of coming home, executed with an edge that makes it interesting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a rainy night in Vancouver when a skinny gray cat decides not to be a stray anymore, and scratches on the window of Mr. Foster, manager of the Sylvia Hotel. Read full book review >

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Dancing Into Eternity by Alida Van Braeden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2015

"Powerful poems of rapture, but readers may desire a tighter, more cohesive book."
Van Braeden's debut poetry collection takes readers to the heights of physical ecstasy and the quieter lows of solitude using a vocabulary of theosophy. Read full book review >