Search Results: "Nancy Ohlin"


BOOK REVIEW

CONSENT by Nancy Ohlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A compassionate but clearsighted look at student-teacher liaisons, somewhat diminished by an over-the-top plot setup. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Dane Rossi, a young English pianist substitute-teaching Bea's music-appreciation class, hears Bea play, he insists she could have a career as a concert pianist and urges her to apply to his alma mater, Juilliard, even as their intense, mutual attraction complicates her choices. Read full book review >

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THORN ABBEY by Nancy Ohlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Not classic. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
Tess knows that her transition to the elite preparatory school Thorn Abbey will be challenging, but when she falls for the mysterious and tortured Max, everything becomes hauntingly more difficult. Read full book review >

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THE SACRIFICE OF SUNSHINE GIRL by Nancy Ohlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An excellent end to an uneven but enjoyable series. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
Sunshine Griffith faces down her destiny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAI & EMMIE STAR IN BREAK AN EGG!  by Quvenzhané Wallis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Audiences seeking contemporary beginning chapter-book series are sure to find much appeal in Shai and Emmie's world. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Debut author Wallis' series opener, with co-author Ohlin, is a short and sweet early chapter book tackling themes of jealousy and empathy among classmates at Sweet Auburn School for the Performing Arts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABYLON by Alix Ohlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Solidly constructed work that doesn't immediately wow."
Ohlin follows up her debut novel (The Missing Person, 2005) with a low-key collection that dabbles gingerly in suburban angst. Read full book review >

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THE MISSING PERSON by Alix Ohlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2005

"Well crafted if unsurprising."
In a competent first outing, a young woman's search for her brother among environmental malcontents in New Mexico becomes a quest to find herself. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
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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

YOU'RE HERE FOR A REASON by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Patchy work, both visually and teleologically. (Picture book. 6-8) "
The sultana of high-fructose sentimentality reminds readers that they really are all that. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES YOU BARF by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A delightful and helpful treatment of a somewhat taboo topic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everything you ever wanted to know about throwing up...and why you shouldn't be embarrassed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Fun on many levels, this has a sure spot in classrooms and storytimes as fable, grammar lesson and wordplay all rolled into one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coffelt masterfully weaves a lesson in words around a familiar "Little Red Hen" moral, making this one entertaining teaching tool. Read full book review >

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WHOSE CHICK ARE YOU? by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An interactive winner. (Picture book. 1-4)"
In a companion of sorts to her Caldecott honoree, Have You Seen My Duckling? (1984), Tafuri demonstrates why she continues to set the standard in books for the very young. Read full book review >