Search Results: "Judith Nicholls"


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JUDITH by Nicholas Mosley
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Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Take the melodramatic core of reality from such earlier Mosley teasers as Accident and Serpent and you might end up with this high-toned, quicksilver mess about a delusional young actress named Judith. 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 >

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BILLYWISE by Judith Nicholls
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Group this with Martin Waddell's Owl Babies (1992) and Jill Tomlinson's The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (2001) for a trio of owl comfort. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fragile and unsure, the new owlet breaks free from his shell only to be confronted with the question of his own identity. Read full book review >

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THE LOVES OF JUDITH by Meir Shalev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1999

"Even so, the village mythologizing and the proverbs ('He couldn't say the names of wine, but his frying pan laughed and his knife danced in his hand—) will warm the hearts of many."
Shalev's third English translation (Esau, 1994) is set in post-WWII Palestine. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A multifaceted journey for devotees of Vertigo to contemplate and enjoy."
Last time the world heard from Judy Barton she was tumbling out of the bell tower at Mission San Juan Bautista to her death, but it turns out the ethereal beauty of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo has more to say. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >