Search Results: "Kim E. Nielsen"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A sympathetic account hampered by inadequate and often contradictory source materials."
A largely unsuccessful attempt at a full-scale biography of the difficult, unhappy woman whose life story is inseparable from that of Helen Keller. Read full book review >

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A DISABILITY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Kim E.  Nielsen
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A lively historical record that fills a gap in the literature."
American history examined sensitively and skillfully from the bottom up, grounded in the often shabby and sometimes exemplary treatment of disabled individuals. Read full book review >

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THE BURYING MAN by Cleudis Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2013

"A tragic yet hopeful novel, as ghost-haunted as Appalachia itself."
Nielsen and Robbins, an Appalachian coal miner's son, tell the fictionalized story of a father's faith and struggle in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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Lessons from a CEO's Journal by Kim E. Ruyle
NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2014

"Best practices shared via a catchy narrative, making for an indispensable guide for leaders who want to play the game and win."
Talented people are the engines that power companies forward, argues human resources consultant Ruyle (FYI for Insight, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2017

"A systematic demystification of some of the most frightening problems that afflict youngsters."
A comprehensive, wide-ranging guidebook to child psychology and child-rearing. Read full book review >

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THE BEST WINDS by Laura E. Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2006

"EWSLUGp2005, which also features a Korean-American family—though one that embraces tradition enthusiastically from the start. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Neilan uses round, sweeping brush strokes to give her illustrations a properly airy appearance in this tale of generations connecting. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young teen reveals through journal entries how he and his family piece their lives back together after a tragedy in this dark but humorous story. Read full book review >

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BATTY HATTIE by Virginia Nielsen
Released: April 1, 1999

"The wealth of information offered about bats is engagingly presented. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Harriet is a sixth-grader who feels abandoned by her mother, a musician who has parked her with a biologist uncle so she can tour Europe. Read full book review >

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OPTIMISTS DIE FIRST by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Another lovely outing from Nielsen. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Consumed with guilt over the death of her baby sister, a girl struggles simply to get through each day. Read full book review >

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BLACK ELEPHANTS by Karol Nielsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A memorable read that captures the hopefulness of falling in love and traces its sad trajectory into quiet terror amid the chaos of war and its aftermath."
A poetic and painful debut memoir about a young marriage filled with idealism and adventure that unravels under the pressure of daily life in Israel during the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"This savvy, insightful take on the modern family makes for nearly nonstop laughs. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A nerdy boy and a queen-bee girl become stepbrother and -sister in this comedy/drama. Read full book review >