Search Results: "Nicholas Lander"


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THE ART OF THE RESTAURATEUR by Nicholas Lander
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"The line-drawn illustrations complement the prose in a book that will help diners appreciate the whole restaurant experience."
An incisively written and elegantly designed volume that presents a corrective, or at least a counterargument, to the ascent of the celebrity chef. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN by Nicholas Allan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"When a stray puppy comes to live with the girl, she tries to give it a little heaven on earth, but readers may already have gone on to the more congenial version of paradise found in Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Most books about the death of a pet are solemn and carefully worded, but Allan (Jesus' Christmas Party, 1992, etc.) treats the subject in a decidedly different manner. Read full book review >

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UP THE WALL by Nicholas Heller
ADVENTURE
Released: May 26, 1992

"A novel notion, elaborated with imagination and style. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everywhere the small narrator goes, someone in his family is busy and asking him to be quiet. Read full book review >

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JESUS' CHRISTMAS PARTY by Nicholas Allan
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Charming. (Picture book. 3+)"
``There was nothing the innkeeper liked more than a good night's sleep,'' begins this amusing account of the Blessed Event from his point of view. 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

THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF NICOLÒ ZEN by Nicholas Christopher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As Nicolò morphs from street kid to orphanage crasher to Europe's foremost solo clarinetist, abetted by a fascinating pair of magician brothers, engrossed readers should gladly ride the plot's twists and turns. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Accomplished poet and novelist Christopher delivers a debut for teens thickly woven with 18th-century Venetian intrigue and metaphysical magic. Read full book review >

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WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE by Nicholas Coleridge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Coleridge's simmering insider dish—less a novel than an autobiographical venting of spleen—too rapidly cools to a brittle crust."
Take-no-prisoners whodunit set in the British magazine industry, from CondÇ Nast's London-based managing director. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1983

"Mildly involving, never-disturbing short fiction, then: sentimental, wistfully thoughtful, undistinguished."
Like much of Delbanco's full-length fiction (Stillness, Sherbrookes, etc.), these nine stories are intelligent, readable, well-meaning—yet lacking in depth, drama, or texture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Ostler does not assume specialist knowledge, but he does assume that his readers share his gargantuan and voluptuary appetite for words, languages and history."
A bracing history of lingua francas and their dynamic variation, with a focus on the perfect wave that International English is riding—toward a wipeout, predicts Foundation for Endangered Languages founder Ostler (Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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LASTINGNESS by Nicholas Delbanco
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2011

"Shows that time's winged chariot can glisten brightly, even in the sunset."
A prolific author now in his late-60s examines why some artists remain productive, even innovative, in the dying of the light, while others opt not to rage but to rusticate. Read full book review >

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Released: July 22, 1989

"Delbanco often notes that Provence is a harsh land; a little of that harshness in his narrative would have done much to help this memoir keep its balance."
A disappointing attempt to wrest significance from a lifetime of visits to Provence; by a veteran novelist (Sherbrookes, Stillness, etc.). Read full book review >