Search Results: "Cynthia Nugent"


BOOK REVIEW

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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I WANT TO GO TO THE MOON by Tom  Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2012

"Sunny, but unlikely to add much to children's knowledge. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The inspiring life of Neil Armstrong, set to music. Read full book review >

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HONEY CAKE by Joan Betty Stuchner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"A fine offering for readers not quite ready for Number the Stars. (recipe, afterword) (Historical fiction. 6-9)"
"There are so many ways of being brave," David's father explains. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"First of an intended series about Violet that will, no doubt, continue the pious messages. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three adorable kittens are born in a kitchen pantry. 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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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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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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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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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 >