Search Results: "Nicholas Montemarano"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF WHY by Nicholas Montemarano
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Eric's poignant loss reminds us all of the fragility of relationships and of the hard truths we find difficult to face."
An author of self-help books discovers that the easy solutions he gives others are of little help in resolving Big Life Issues. Read full book review >

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IF THE SKY FALLS by Nicholas Montemarano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Not a speck of warmth."
Death, disabilities and dysfunction, dryly described, fill 11 stories of unrelenting unhappiness. Read full book review >

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A FINE PLACE by Nicholas Montemarano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Plodding, dull, and unappealing: a bad start."
A first novel, loosely based on actual events from the late 1980s, describing the confusions and travails of a young Italian-American from Brooklyn implicated in the murder of a black man. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BLAZE by Nicholas Faith
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"'Where there's smoke, there's fire,' the saying goes. But not here. (8 pp. color photos)"
A surprisingly dull description of techniques that investigators employ to determine the causes of fires. Read full book review >