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BOOK REVIEW

THE BRAVE by Nicholas Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The novel is brisk-paced and crowd-pleasing, but hardly brave."
The latest from Evans (The Divided, 2005, etc.), author of the blockbuster The Horse Whisperer (1995), ranges from a 1950s British boarding school to early-'60s Hollywood gossip to contemporary war crimes in Iraq. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOOP by Nicholas Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"The same sort of sentimental pastiche, written in the same New Age Harlequin prose, that made The Horse Whisperer one of the most inexplicable success stories of the 1990s. (First printing of 650,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
A drier version of Jaws, from the bestselling British novelist (The Horse Whisperer, 1995) whose distinctions so far are of scale rather than content. Read full book review >

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THE DIVIDE by Nicholas Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An effective, if melancholy portrait."
The bestselling author of The Horse Whisperer (1995) returns to the rugged American West for this story of a damaged family's eventual redemption. Read full book review >

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THE HORSE WHISPERER by Nicholas Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1995

"Pretty pale altogether, then, but the publisher will find a large, ready-made audience among devotees of New Age-style romance. (First printing of 600,000; film rights to Hollywood Pictures; Literary Guild main selection)"
The heavily hyped first novel by English screenwriter Evans, who was advanced $3 million for his efforts, offers no surprisesand all the advantages of a formulaic plot. Read full book review >

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Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UP THE CREEK by Nicholas Oldland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Storytimers and newly independent readers alike will enjoy this trio's continuing adventures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The bear, the moose and the beaver might be friends, but they can't agree on anything! Read full book review >

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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Nicholas Oldland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Another fine lesson couched in a tale that never becomes didactic. (Picture book. 3-9)"
More Life in the Wild from Canadian Oldland (Up the Creek, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE BUSY BEAVER by Nicholas Oldland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Great bibliotherapy for any inattentive busy beaver. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beaver might be busy, but it's his carelessness that earns him the ire of his erstwhile woodland pals. Read full book review >

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A BOOK FOR WOODY by Nicholas Heller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"But by— successfully— making the story so self-referential and the action so abstract Heller puts his book in a genre of storytelling that is a little unconventional and self-conscious, and a lot avante-garde. (Picture book. 4+)"
Woody, a young pig in need of reading material for the trip home from his grandparents', sits down in front of a shelf with six books. Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH TREE by Nicholas Heller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Astute readers may conclude from clues in Heller's expressive, sophisticated illustrations that the adventure was a dream; either way, an entertaining story reflecting a genuinely childlike imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Claiming that there's no tooth fairy, Charlie buries a tooth out in the yard, where it grows into a tree whose ferocious branches invade his room to munch on his belongings. Read full book review >

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THE DOLDRUMS by Nicholas Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Readers will eventually sigh in relief with Archer and friends. (Adventure. 7-11)"
Eleven-year-old Archer B. Helmsley enlists his best friend, Oliver Glub, and Adélaïde, the new student from France, to help him track down his explorer grandparents in Antarctica—despite the fact that Archer's mother confines him to two places: his museumlike home and his school. Read full book review >