Search Results: "David Nagle"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 28, 2011

"Thoughtful, well-intended grandfatherly advice, well worth a bent ear."
In this collection of epistolary essays, Nagle ruminates on a meaningful, enjoyable life, gradually accreting pearls of wisdom. Read full book review >

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GLORIETA by P.G. Nagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Others may find it slow going."
A Confederate Army, assembled in Texas in 1862, invaded the Union Southwest, intending to slice its way through to the Pacific and seize California. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"Sure to garner newfound respect for an essential yet greatly underappreciated workforce."
A deserving profile of the hardworking folks who work a particularly dirty job. Read full book review >

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GALVESTON by P.G. Nagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Nagle fictionalizes some naval encounters but keeps a gripping pace without striving for the grand and glorious."
Third historical in Nagle's ongoing saga of Confederates in the Southwest, following Glorietta Pass (1998) and The Guns of Valverde (2000). Read full book review >

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RED RIVER by P.G. Nagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Historical fiction stretched as tight as good gray Confederate cloth."
Fourth chorus in Nagle's Civil War epic focusing on the Confederacy in the Southwest, following Galveston (2002), Glorieta Pass (1999) and The Guns of Valverde (2000). Read full book review >

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THE GUNS OF VALVERDE by P.G. Nagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Lively, compelling historical fiction."
Nagle's Glorieta Pass (1998) traced the early successes of the Confederate Army that was sent, in 1862, to seize the American Southwest for the Rebel cause. Read full book review >

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FREAKY STUFF by Richard Tulloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Aside from an earnest, unconvincing screed about violence on TV, this otherwise nonstop romp, which is strewn with faux-crude ink drawings done on torn loose-leaf (plus a set of small flip-page images), is perfectly tuned to its intended middle-grade audience. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a second round of droll ups and downs, Brian, the young narrator of Weird Stuff (2006), struggles to cope with his little brother Matthew's total identification with a crew of kickboxing zombie fighters on a new TV show. Read full book review >

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WEIRD STUFF by Richard Tulloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Tulloch shoehorns in so many subplots, extraneous characters and earnest passages of creative writing advice that the tale seems overstuffed, but aspiring young writers, at least, will appreciate Brian's epiphany. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A lad discovers that the path to greater self-esteem is paved with Words in this angst-ridden, occasionally funny import. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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