Search Results: "Nicholas Kaufmann"


BOOK REVIEW

DIE AND STAY DEAD by Nicholas Kaufmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A repetitive and unfocused setup for a third novel."
Kaufmann's protagonist who can't die is back for another magic-driven adventure in this New York City-based novel. Read full book review >

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DYING IS MY BUSINESS by Nicholas Kaufmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Although Kaufmann writes well, unlike the innovative works of masters of the genre like Mike Carey and Neil Gaiman, his work tends to rely heavily on clichéd, by-the-numbers plotting."
An amnesiac discovers he can't stay dead in Kaufmann's entry into the urban-fantasy realm. Read full book review >

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THE SISTER by Paola Kaufmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Sensitively captures the dark, secretive nature of these thorny New England characters."
Younger sister Lavinia narrates events from the long-deceased poet's life in this translation of a fanciful 2003 novel by the late Argentinean writer Kaufmann. 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 >

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BIG BEAR HUG by Nicholas Oldland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This debut is a treat for the tree hugger in all of us. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A big black bear is so full of love and happiness that he hugs every living thing he encounters: "No animal was too big… / Too small… / Too smelly… / Or too scary to hug." Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

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

BYE, BYE! by Nancy Kaufmann
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2003

"A good choice for first-day jitters, whether for parents or children. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Piggy has a hard time saying goodbye to his father on the first day of school, but then he finds that the day is over much too soon. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Not so much a systematic identification guide as a broad, engagingly informal reminder that we are sharing our immediate surroundings, as well as our world in general, with others. (index, glossary, online resources) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
An unfocused but mildly entertaining introduction to our nonhuman neighbors and housemates. Read full book review >

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DOWN CAME A BLACKBIRD by Nicholas Wilde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Wilde used the idea of being haunted by guilt over a friend's death much more effectively in his intriguing ghost story Into the Dark (1991). (Fiction. 11-13)"
An oddly unfinished novel in which past and present mingle in the mind of an emotionally disturbed teenager, but not to any clear purpose. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF THE MIND by Nicholas Humphrey
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Only then, perhaps, could one argue that Humphrey has developed a new theory of perception—not a touchy-feely one—to explain consciousness."
Actually, not a history of the mind, but a theory of consciousness—and an amazingly parsimonious theory at that. Read full book review >