Search Results: "Louis Nowra"


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INTO THAT FOREST by Louis  Nowra
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A shocking, disturbing, extraordinary survival story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this gripping story, two young girls survive in the Tasmanian bush after Tasmanian tigers adopt them. Read full book review >

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HUG IT OUT! by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"It's not a complex story, but it's a wise one that shows through a specific example how siblings get along, even when they often don't. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The push and literal pull (usually hair) of sibling rivalry is explored in a direct and comically knowing way in animator Thomas' debut picture book. Read full book review >

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Here, in one of his better essay collections (The Vanderbilt Era, 1989; Life, Law and Letters, 1979, etc.), Auchincloss describes friendship among 16 famous pairs. Read full book review >

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WHITE HARVEST by Louis Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 1994

"A thoughtless retelling of stale material."
Charbonneau (Stalk, 1992) shows little imagination in this by- the-numbers thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 1992

"Nizer's style can be melodramatic and his account self- serving, but, overall, he tells an engrossing and powerful story of a tragic miscarriage of justice. (Photographs—not seen.)"
In an effective though overwritten account, the distinguished trial attorney (My Life in Court, etc.) tells the tragic story of Murray Gold, a former client who, according to Nizer, was twice wrongfully convicted of a horrific double murder. Read full book review >

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AS MAX SAW IT by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1994

"Nonetheless, As Max Saw It is an enjoyable read, most notably for the magnificent character of Charlie Swan, a man so outsized in his feelings and appetites that he dwarfs everyone else in the novel."
In a novel seemingly about a man's coming to terms with his own humanity and the depth of feeling within his heart, Begley (The Man Who Was Late, 1993; Wartime Lies, 1991) is unlikely here to evoke any depth of feeling in the reader's heart. Read full book review >

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MANHATTAN MONOLOGUES by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2002

"Telling stories about a privileged world, Auchincloss doesn't belie the intellectual and material luxuriousness his characters live in, but neither does he ever stoop to revel in them."
A dry martini of a collection from an author who, in his 57th book, voices his characters with a precision and care almost unheard of in a sloppy age. Read full book review >

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SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC AND THE DESTRUCTION OF YUGOSLAVIA by Louis Sell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"An important contribution to the literature surrounding the disintegration of Yugoslavia and the ethnic wars that followed."
A welcome biography of the "Butcher of the Balkans," now awaiting trial before the International War Crimes Tribunal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Sarno, despite his genuine affection for the Pygmies, is a puzzling figure who unintentionally reveals more about himself than about the Pygmies, whom he seems to see through all-too-Western eyes."
Sarno, an American, heads for the rain forest of the Central African Republic. Read full book review >

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NIGHTLAND by Louis Owens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 1996

"This is how it's done."
A Native American Richard Condon might have conjured up this neatly plotted thriller, a wonderful companion to Owens's two previous novels, The Sharpest Sight (1992) and Bone Game (1994). Read full book review >