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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BLACK TUDORS by Miranda  Kaufmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An eminently readable book that offers contemporary readers valuable insights into racial relations of centuries past."
An intriguing history of Africans in Tudor England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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HOPPELPOPP AND THE BEST BUNNY by Mira Lobe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"At best an incomplete discussion starter, without much political or psychological depth. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A pointed fable on the hazards of competition and the benefits of cooperation. Read full book review >

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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 >