Search Results: "Nancy Young"


BOOK REVIEW

STRUM by Nancy Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2013

"A beautifully written, engrossing family epic that's a bit slow and tangled with its own literary devices."
A slow, sweeping family tale spanning continents and generations. Read full book review >

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PIECES OF GOLD by Nancy Young Mosny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1999

"Nicely evocative details of immigrant life and generational conflict, though not enough to turn a promising concept into full-blooded novel."
This debut novel by a Chinese American about taking care of ailing elderly parents begins with much promise but peters out into short chapters that note, but don't dig deeply into, the passing of time. 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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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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PROTEST PRIMER
by Julie Danielson

I may as well be honest with you: I’m not feeling very peppy today, as I sit down to type a couple of days after the Las Vegas shooting. It’s another horrific mass shooting with Congress poised to do little to nothing about it. We are a short-sighted country.

However, we can make our voices heard. Always. Speak up. Let ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GOODBYE GEESE by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Like the boy who asks the questions here, young children will be intrigued by the author's nicely developed metaphor; but it's Young's lovely illustrations that give the book its distinction. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In poetic dialogue, Papa personifies winter in response to a child's queries: ``Does winter have eyes? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN BIRDS MEET A MONSTER by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Young's skill and control in her use of black-and-white line and her humorous inventiveness will appeal to young and old alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The 10 birds of the original counting book (Ten Birds, 2011) reappear, this time trying to scare a monster. Read full book review >

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TEN BIRDS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Appealing, unique and not to be missed. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Ten small birds have a serious problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOMER'S SUMMER SNOWSTORM by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Summer (and maybe winter, too) will never again be the same with Zoomer around. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cold snack on a hot day turns into a gleefully over-the-top winter fantasia. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER by Ned Young
by Ned Young, illustrated by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Young's busy, bright paintings in his first picture book show that he can illustrate wildly improbable animal antics in a humorous and more-or-less believable way. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mom's away, but twins Hooper and Cooper diligently get ready for school anyway; Zoomer, however, energetically avoids the task despite his ineffectual dad's best efforts. Read full book review >