Search Results: "Louise Nicholson"


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LOOK OUT LONDON! by Louise Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An adequate guide to London, if messy to look at. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Although this guidebook doesn't venture off the beaten track and basically covers what any other guidebook to London would cover (the museums, the obvious tourist sites, etc.), it does offer background history and some interesting factoids. Read full book review >

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PRISSY & POP DECK THE HALLS by Melissa Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"No silk purse here, just four little piggie ears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miniature pigs celebrate the Christmas holiday together in a story illustrated with photographs of the pampered porcine pair. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ARCHITECTS by John Nicholson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Consider this import a companion or alternative to Bert Kitchen's more striking And So They Build (1993) or Barbara Taylor's photographic survey, Animal Homes (1996). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
From a sea turtle's portable shell to the "Skyscrapers of Spit and Sand" built by some termites, or the elaborate nests of titmice and weaver birds, Nicholson surveys the astonishing range of structures that animals construct as temporary or permanent homes. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: May 18, 2006

"Try giving this to readers of Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn series and Garth Nix's Sabriel saga. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In this spectacular first installment of Nicholson's new fantasy series, readers meet Seeker for Truth on his eventful 16th birthday: He has a religious vision, sees his brother disgraced and leaves the land of his birth. Read full book review >

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I COULD LOVE YOU by William Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2011

"Smooth but lukewarm reflections on the search for passion."
A bittersweet update of Love Actually scoops up the married, the single, the adults and the children in a swirling, interconnected, not-especially-incisive survey of the search for true connection. Read full book review >

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HOUSE REPORT by Deborah Nicholson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Unfortunately, Kate's breeziness and self-regard undermine Nicholson's attempt to inject menace and obsession into a debut that shares its heroine's faults."
A sprightly Canadian update of The Phantom of the Opera that substitutes greater civility for the sewers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"Similar to but less noisy than John Dos Passos's U.S.A.: Selective, well-chosen fragments add up to a living history."
A catalog of primary sources creatively fashioned by novelist and National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Baker (Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, 2001, etc.) tells the grim story of the making of two world wars. Read full book review >

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THE FERMATA by Nicholson Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"But drama is drama and porn porn, this among the most literary-respectable of the latter that money can buy."
The talented Baker returns with sex for sophisticates, making Vox (1992) seem like a warmup exercise. Read full book review >

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FLESH GUITAR by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 1999

"A deft entertainment, bright, surprising, and, in its consideration of the impact of popular music on our imaginations, quite penetrating."
The wildly inventive Nicholson (Bleeding London, 1997, etc.) exuberantly lives up to his reputation with this witty, ingenious fable about a rock-and-roll guitarist. Read full book review >

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EVENING THE SCORE by Deborah Nicholson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Kate's breezy first-person narrative piques interest in her sophomore entry and smooths over the joints of the awkwardly constructed plot."
Murder follows a charge of sexual abuse, prompting a curious amateur sleuth back into action. Read full book review >