Search Results: "Andrew Nevins"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A well-researched, engaging history."
A journalist's highly readable account of Portuguese monarch João VI's historic 1808 flight from Europe and subsequent exile in Brazil. Read full book review >

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INTO THE SAME RIVER TWICE by Jr. Nevins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"Louis Chamber of Commerce."
Twenty-five years after Loren Mensing's law school love Kimberly Hale vanished from his life, she pops up again while he's a visiting prof at NYU Law School—but then, after a late- night phone call begging him to meet her, and a glimpse of her just before he's attacked at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, she's gone again. Read full book review >

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COMMONWEALTH AVENUE by Linda Nevins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1996

"In all, a promising debut."
Modern-day Hollywood cutthroats merge with Boston Brahmins past and present in this engaging, richly textured, and virtually seamless family saga. Read full book review >

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WORMWOOD by D.H. Nevins
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Though it begins as a byproduct of vampire romance for teens, Nevins' novel dives into a journey befitting its laudable female protagonist—a novel that happily approaches its religious overtone with zeal and no reservations."
Love, catastrophe and angels at war, all in the face of Armageddon. Read full book review >

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RENAISSANCE MOON by Linda Nevins
Released: April 1, 1997

"Selene swiftly loses our sympathy, Nevins turns to ever more forced inventions, and the narrative lags in a book that's, finally, chilly and unmoving."
Nevins's second novel, following her Commonwealth Avenue (1996), is the slow-moving tale of a beautiful scholar whom the cold moon goddess Artemis drives mad. Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T LOOK YOUR AGE by Sheila  Nevins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"As in many collections, some of the pieces are disposable, but the best ones are honest, opinionated, and spirited."
A miscellany of musings about aging, love, work, and wisdom. Read full book review >

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LEAP DAY by Francis M. Nevins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Skip the soft-boiled stories; try them hard-boiled or over-easy."
Ellery Queen and Cornell Woolrich, the subjects of Nevins's two Edgar-winning critical biographies, are the presiding spirits of this collection of 14 reprints (1973-2002). Read full book review >

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WITH A MIGHTY HAND by Amy Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Ehrlich's transcendent verse translation renders these familiar stories as shocking, perplexing and remarkably compelling—just as they always have been. (map, genealogy, endnotes) (Religion. 7-18)"
"Anyone who reads the Torah will see that a lot of it doesn't make sense," Ehrlich writes in her introduction. "It is repetitive, inconsistent, even contradictory." Oddly enough, though, a writer who's skeptical about the Bible turns out to be the perfect person to translate it. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Perhaps the biggest surprise in this ragged but provocative collection is the deep sentimentality at the roots of noir. Scholars, please note."
A poisoned garland of 14 uncollected stories from the nerve center of American noir. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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GRANDMAMA'S WORLD by Gwen Bullock
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2012

"Some kids may enjoy the mishmash of loud photos and unremarkable storytelling, but parents will want to sidestep this unpleasant app. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An unfortunate mix of jarringly jumbled artwork, tepid text and general overstimulation, this visit to "Grandmama" feels at times like it will never end. Read full book review >

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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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