Search Results: "Nancy L. Hull"


BOOK REVIEW

ON ROUGH SEAS by Nancy L. Hull
FICTION
Released: April 21, 2008

"Believable characters, a tight plot and a wealth of historical detail neatly woven into the text make this a must for the many young readers interested in World War II. (Fiction. 10+)"
Hitler has already invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland, and France and England may be next. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1999

"Its comprehensiveness and its extensive notes make this a valuable source for psychologists and other students of twinning; twins, parents of twins, and anyone who ever wished for a twin will also find much to savor here. (36 b&w photos)"
A comprehensive survey of twin research that includes an impressive array of twin-related data in an anecdote-filled and entertaining presentation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"An expert glimpse into the many-faceted world of genetics, family culture and identity."
Noted twin-study expert Segal (Psychology/California State Univ., Fullerton; Indivisible by Two, 2007, etc.) doubles the fascination with switched-at-birth twin research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKTHROUGH by Nancy L. Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"In her brisk analysis, Cohen feels optimistic that the next election will cross 'a historic threshold.'"
Is America ready to elect Hillary Clinton? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 7TH VICTIM by Nancy L Churchill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 22, 2012

"A readable thriller hampered by awkward plot developments."
In Churchill's debut thriller, two sisters team up to catch a serial killer before he murders again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIFTY YEARS A COUNTRY DOCTOR by Hull Cook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Most readers will only marvel at such a gift."
Lively tales from the rural medical beat, Texas to Nebraska, from the 1940s on. Read full book review >

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PINK PAPER SWANS by Virginia Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1994

"I ain't never seen anything like it'') and her friend's home a showcase for Japanese culture; still, Kroll's nicely cadenced narrative and telling details and Clouse's attractive collages in flat origami colors soften the over-obvious intent. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
Sitting in their city apartment's shadow on hot days, Janetta is fascinated by Mrs. Tsujimoto, who makes origami so quickly that cranes ``fly right out of her hands.'' Mama always says, ``Don't you be botherin' folks''; still, the old woman once gives the young African-American girl a paper frog, which she can't reconstruct after unfolding it, and later a swan, which she treasures all winter. Read full book review >

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THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE AND MORE by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Good fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beginning with the familiar rhyme, Aylesworth adds a dozen or so similar verses, all equally silly: ``Hey gravy gravy!/The ram joined the navy,/The skunk sprayed French perfume;/The little hen laughed/To see such sport,/And the mop ran away with the broom.'' None has the mystery or simplicity of the original, but kids will enjoy chuckling over them and will want to make up their own—an activity that'll lure them into examining the verse's form and logic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A handsome puzzle book that also enhances appreciation for our quirky mother tongue. (Picture book. 9-12)"
The well-known humorist uses a reverse alphabet to explore, and rail about, the idiosyncracies of English (``Y is for YEW and for YOU,/But it isn't for USING''), touching on the vagaries of homonyms and spelling, slipping in rhymes after teasing the ear by seeming to withhold them, and engaging in other wordplay (``J is for JEWEL but not GEM./It cannot be for GENIUS,/But can be for JERK''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEETHEART DEAL by Linda Joffe Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2015

"Hull's third Frugalicious entry does for shopping what Joanne Fluke does for pastry, making sure the busy reader doesn't have to choose between a mystery, a wedding planning manual, and a guide to timeshare investments by putting everything into one volume."
Maddie Michaels, reality TV's Mrs. Frugalicious (Eternally 21, 2013, etc.), takes her show south of the border to teach America how to plan a destination wedding, complete with corpse.Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOSING JULIA by Jonathan Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"Pretty stale stuff, but those perfectly pitched nursing-home scenes linger in the memory."
Former Time journalist Hull's first novel paints a generic portrait of young love and trench warfare, framed by a bracingly unsentimental depiction of old age. Read full book review >