Search Results: "Nancy Richardson Fischer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2011

"With vivid imagery, compelling characters and plenty bursts of action, this first novel weaving mythology and contemporary teenage troubles is thrillingly memorable."
The first book in a trilogy about Pandora's Box in the modern world and how Pandora's descendent holds the key but is only just beginning to understand her power. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 1994

"Karolyi is not a modest man, but he's earned his share of vanity."
The garrulous, driven gymnastics coach tells his story, which in some ways is the archetypal immigrant story: rising from a hardscrabble boyhood to become the coach of Nadia Comaneci; defecting from Ceaucescu's Romania to America, where he started all over again, learned English, and coached Olympic gold-medalist Mary Lou Retton. Read full book review >

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RIDING FOR MY LIFE by Julie Krone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 1995

"It's Krone's passion for riding that distinguishes her—she should stick to the horsey stuff."
Top jockey Krone's memoir might better be titled ``Everything I Need to Know I Learned at the Racetrack.'' Krone, 31, is the ``winningest female jockey'' ever—and one of the winningest jockeys, period. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO GREEN by Cher Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2012

"Fischer's debut may come off as preachy to all but the most avid friends of planet earth."
A nature lover turns amateur detective in a story that combines mystery with relentless do-gooding. Read full book review >

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THE THOUGHT GANG by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Clever, but not obnoxious like so many young Brit wits, Fischer captures a wild end of the millennium funkiness: He's a boss young writer with great stateside potential."
The second novel by the author of Under the Frog (1994, not reviewed) is a history of Western philosophy disguised as hard- boiled crime fiction, which may be the only way to do philosophy these days—slanted, skewed, and rude. Read full book review >

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GRUNT by John Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"A light-hearted tale that sends a worthwhile message to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A melancholy runt learns about happiness and self-acceptance from a genial boar. Read full book review >

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Heavy Weather by Normandie Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2015

"A heavy, suspenseful North Carolina novel about parenthood, human connection, and how to make peace with the cards you're dealt.
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Set in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Fischer's (Becalmed, 2013, etc.) novel focuses on a multifarious cast whose very different lives end up intertwining in ways they never expected. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE TO THE END OF THE ROOM by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Nonsense, largely, crafted to frame Fischer's dead-on social observations and murderous wit, and if you're in the mood, it's pretty wonderful."
An agoraphobe in London muses and reminisces. She has much to remember and ponder, most of it very funny indeed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Short on background material and chronology, but Fischer's impressionistic, anecdotal style will engage military-history fans. (Sixteen-page b&w insert—not seen.)"
Here, Fischer (American Studies/Notre Dame; Notre Dame Remembered, 1986) writes vividly of the ``Green Hell'' of southeast Asia after Japan struck in WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2006

"Quite nicely done. (Fiction. YA)"
A seventh-grader is expelled from school for wearing a shirt reading, “Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas.” Read full book review >