Search Results: "Lorna Schultz Nicholson"


BOOK REVIEW

VEGAS TRYOUT by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Readers looking for a by-the-book eating-disorder cautionary tale can find comparable stories in any number of sensational teen magazines. (Fiction. 12-14)"
An unremarkable entry into the already-crowded field of problem novels about teen girls and eating disorders. Read full book review >

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BENT NOT BROKEN by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Well-meaning but problematic. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Alternating chapters tell the story of two teens who meet through their high school's Best Buddies program, which pairs cognitively normative students with those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read full book review >

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NICHOLSON by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Too tawdry by half and as groundbreaking as a Wikipedia entry."
There is nothing in these pages from celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011) that will come as a surprise to those who have followed the actor through his career and personal life. Read full book review >

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THE PITIFUL LIFE OF SIMON SCHULTZ by Barbara M. Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Jorna and her dad, a Vietnam vet, provide a welcome balance; still, plot and characters are subservient to the too-obvious lesson. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A somewhat heavy-handed exploration of the age-old problem of how a conscientious boy can learn to stand up to a domineering, overprotective mother. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WORDS OF DUTCH SCHULTZ by William S. Burroughs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1975

This is Burroughs' most accessible, tightly knit work of fiction—a gruesome, hallucinatory exposition of the dying words of Prohibition mobster Dutch Schultz. Read full book review >

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MY HUMONGOUS HAMSTER GOES TO SCHOOL by Lorna Freytag
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Visit Mulberry Street instead of this sequel (My Humongous Hamster, 2014). (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Bring your pet to school" day isn't exciting enough for one young hamster owner with a big imagination…or did he imagine it? Read full book review >

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MY HUMONGOUS HAMSTER by Lorna Freytag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"One little flaw in a story with a big, irresistible pet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What happens when a hamster eats his whole bowl of food in one gulp? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"A flawed but stylistic story that uses the elements of a terrible crime to fuel a meditation on Western culture."
A journalist speculates on the true, if blurry story behind one of America's largest manhunts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"It may be impossible to write a dull book about Civil War battles, and this one is certainly enjoyable—but it's history lite nonetheless."
Two Civil War victories by the Union make this date the most important July 4 in US history—quibblers should know that the Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on Independence Day. Read full book review >

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STYLL IN LOVE by Rob Schultz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"An ambitious but muddled tale that tries but fails to create a convincingly modern myth of redemption."
A first novel that strains for profundity as a young husband explores the meaning of love and death after his wife flees to the Canadian woods. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1992

"Skillfully interwoven from personal and local histories and contemporary accounts—an intimate view of desperation and bloodshed on the Great Plains that's as poignant as it is tragic. (Eight pages of illustrations.)"
Another sad chapter in the history of the American West sharply and colorfully rendered by Schultz in a fitting successor to his vivid Month of the Freezing Moon (1990). Read full book review >