Search Results: "Henry Nicholls"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2011

"A welcome addition to the panda bookshelf."
Like his beloved cousin the teddy bear, the cuddly panda is also a mascot—an emissary of good will, an icon of the World Wildlife Fund and a symbol of China's national identity. Read full book review >

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THE GALÁPAGOS by Henry Nicholls
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fascinating overview of the natural and human history of this remarkable archipelago, from prehistoric times to the present."
"Hardly a day goes by that I do not think about these wonderful islands," writes Nicholls (The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China's Political Animal, 2011, etc.), combining natural history and an impassioned plea for maintaining the pristine ecology of the Galápagos Islands, home to more than 4,000 native species. Read full book review >

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WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER by Sally Nicholls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Nicholls's debut skillfully avoids bathos at every turn, sketching a fully-formed character readers will be glad they've met and sorry to bid farewell. (Fiction. 9-13)"
"If I grow up," 11-year-old Sam informs readers, "I'm going to be a scientist." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"A surprisingly light comedy considering its religious context, but one that hits its mark completely."
A man with a halo captures the world's attention—is he a fraud or a messiah? Read full book review >

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SEASON OF SECRETS by Sally Nicholls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A poignant story of healing tinged with mystery. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Imagination and reality blur as a young English girl confronts the cycle of life following her mother's untimely death. Read full book review >

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US by David Nicholls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Evocative of its European locales—London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Madrid—and awkward family vacations everywhere, this is a funny and moving novel perfect for a long journey."
In his picaresque fourth novel, Nicholls (One Day, 2010, etc.) artfully unveils 25 years of a couple's relationship.Read full book review >

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THE UNDERSTUDY by David Nicholls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"This jaunty, big-hearted novel is chick lit with a Y-chromosome."
Romantic comedy with a charming British accent. Read full book review >

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ELSPETH HUXLEY by C.S. Nicholls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2003

"A worthwhile glimpse into European colonialism and its literary chroniclers."
A sturdy biography of the Anglo-Kenyan novelist and essayist, the first such work devoted to her. Read full book review >

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RED CLAY AND ROSES by S.K. Nicholls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2013

"An enjoyable historical melodrama with a perplexing narrative structure."
Nicholls' debut chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of characters grappling with inequality in the Jim Crow South. Read full book review >

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A QUESTION OF ATTRACTION by David Nicholls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2004

"Not easily comprehensible by anyone unfamiliar with A levels, O levels, and other peculiarities of higher education in England."
Fusty, mild-mannered debut from a British TV writer and Nick Hornby wannabe about a bookish boy with a penchant for brainy trivia. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF WRITERS by M.J. Nicholls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Cascades of absurdist, knowing nonsense about the writing profession."
After societal, economic, and technological collapse rocks Britain, authors stubbornly ply their (mostly obsolete) trade crammed into a high-rise in the north. Read full book review >

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THE SUN IN ME by Judith Nicholls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"An unnecessary introduction is a bit overlong—these poems speak for themselves and their message is clear: we are indeed of the earth. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
A wide-ranging poetry collection covers sea, sun, sky, and earth illuminated by stunning illustrations. Read full book review >