Search Results: "Judith Nichols Mowery"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ELIZABETHS by Judith Nichols Mowery
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"An intriguing, multifaceted story that needs polish."
In this cross-dimensional novel, Mowery juxtaposes three versions of Elizabeth Ann Anderson, which differ by much more than haircut. Read full book review >

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FOWL PLAY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Amusing to the point of provoking an inquiry. Really, it's the bee's knees. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Idioms get a run for their money in this good-humored and stimulating piece of wordplay from Nichols. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW MEETS THE MAN by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A light-hearted tale of a likable kid trying to be cool and survive high school at the same time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Matthew Swanbeck takes on "The Man" in this humorous slice of high-school life. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Geared to musicians with a passion for shredding, the work's coolest message is, 'You came to rock, so ROCK!' (Nonfiction. YA)"
In a breezy but firm tone, Nichols dispenses his message of what being in a self-made band is all about—definitely not a gig for conceited poseurs craving audience adoration. Read full book review >

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DECEPTION by Lee Nichols
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2010

When 17-year-old Emma drops her antiques-dealer parents at San Francisco's airport for a business trip, she's set for three weeks of rebellion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Though Toad springs a major leak and must be abandoned before reaching its destination, one comes away with the feeling that Nichols has indeed acquitted himself well. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A little wooden sailboat, a raft of memories, and the wide blue Atlantic carry sailor Nichols from England to Maine, almost, in this earnest, reflective chronicle. Read full book review >

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IN THE AIR by Robert Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"Add a good dose of playfulness and late-20th-century absurdity, and you get Nichols (author of the four-volume utopian novel Daily Lives in Nghsi-Altai)."
Thirteen stories, mainly Kafkaesque fables grounded in political outrage, take on an eerie logic of their own when they succeed, as most of them do. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING by Mike Nichols
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2002

"A few plot-holes here and there, but on balance a promising performance, reminiscent, in interesting ways, of Father Noir's (James M. Cain's) Double Indemnity."
Murder, obsessive love, implacable hate, secrets, lies, and other noirish things heighten and tighten a suspenseful debut. Read full book review >