Search Results: "Nadine Cohodas"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A timid, uncontroversial look at one of the most controversial, outspoken female musicians in history."
By-the-numbers biography of irascible jazz singer Nina Simone (1933-2003). Read full book review >

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QUEEN by Nadine Cohodas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"This weighty but incomplete work is a blown opportunity that never succeeds in getting inside a gifted and tragic performer's head, heart, or soul."
The tempestuous life of a versatile singer gets a detail-heavy if unenlightening full-length treatment. Read full book review >

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STROM THURMOND AND THE POLITICS OF SOUTHERN CHANGE by Nadine Cohodas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"An appealingly affectionate, warts-and-all portrait of a uniquely American figure. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Vivid, balanced account of the astonishing political evolution of the legendary segregationist who, through adroit adaptation, has retained his Senate seat for nearly four decades and become a distinguished Washington institution. Read full book review >

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NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A vintage display of the moral passion, tempered by unsentimental understanding of the imperfect way we must work out our ideals in the real world, that makes Gordimer one of the most electrifying writers in modern literature. (First printing of 60,000)"
After the relatively disappointing My Son's Story (1990), Nobelist Gordimer is back near the top of her form in a challenging novel of personal and social transformation in a changing South Africa. Read full book review >

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What She Knew by Nadine Galinsky Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A predictable but entertaining story about friendship and financial schemes."
A Wall Street executive's life changes drastically when her firm takes a huge hit during the Bernard J. Madoff scandal. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE SUNFLOWER by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Other seeds make journeys that are more plausible in tales like Eric Carle's Tiny Seed (1987); for readers about to leave the nest and contemplating the possibilities in their own immediate futures, this is unlikely to be one of the Places They'll Go. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Language and metaphor equally strained, this overwrought tale of a seed's roundabout journey to a "beautiful home and miraculous life" not far from its mother is likely to seem more silly than inspiring to its intended audience, while just leaving younger readers confused. Read full book review >

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FARM FLU by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Westcott's comical, colorful illustrations work just right with this charming piece of tomfoolery, which ought to strike a few chords with young readers; that or it will give them a few ideas. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The case of galloping flu seems to be striking the farmyard in this sweet-hearted tribute to that refrain that gets a tentative airing right before the school bus is to arrive: "I'm not feeling good." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2006

"Silly Dilly Manners Songs, 2006), this may make its case for civilized behavior indirectly, but even dimmer readers will 'getiquette.' (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
"So if you're smart, you'll read my book / Of modern children's etiquette. / If you don't, I'm sad to say— / Your life will be pathetiquette." Read full book review >

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HELLO, SNOW! by Hope Vestergaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2004

"Typically, Westcott adds a lot to whatever else is going on and listeners will enjoy finding funny bits as well as watching that cat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Peering out her window into a world of whiteness, one little girl can't resist the call of the snow. Read full book review >

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A REAL NICE CLAMBAKE by Oscar Hammerstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Not really necessary, but fun. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
A New England tradition is celebrated in a lengthy song from Carousel (1945), with the sort of imaginative lyrics and lusty melody that made the old-time Broadway musical a legend. Read full book review >

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ROUND AND ROUND AGAIN by Nancy van Laan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"The end result is a humorous book about the afterlife of everyday objects, and a creative look at an important issue. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
This spirited book celebrates the joys of recycling. Read full book review >