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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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

THE LANGUAGE OF GOOD-BYE by Maribeth Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Well-intentioned, but far too strained to bring out the hankies."
A carefully plotted first novel self-consciously details the long reach of the past as foreign students struggle to forget what they have left behind, and their teacher, already married, falls in love with a married man. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTOR COLLECTOR by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"For all of its manic inventiveness—the wordplay, the rhymes, the new vocabulary—Fischer's goofy novel is a victim of its own cleverness. (Author tour)"
The latest by the author of the witty The Thought Gang (1995), etc., is a disappointment of mind-numbing proportions. Read full book review >

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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 >

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I LIKE BEING KILLED by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"The cheeky titles that seldom mean much are typical of Fischer's attempt to dazzle: the writing here is darker than in his earlier work, and never rises above its easily earned despair."
Not as compulsively clever as his last novel (The Collector Collector, 1997), these seven stories wear their millennial cynicism heavily. Fischer seems to have substituted world-weariness and sarcasm for wit and wordplay. Read full book review >