Search Results: "Nicholas Montemarano"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SENATOR'S CHILDREN by Nicholas Montemarano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Though the author may have bitten off more than he can chew here, his good instincts and courage make him a writer to watch."
A handsome, promising political candidate and his family are slammed by destiny and bad decisions. 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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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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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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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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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

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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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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THE ROAD BUILDER by Nicholas Hershenow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Obviously written from personal experience, but though the author may perceive the beauty inherent in Africa's people and industries, he fails to convey it to the reader."
A labored debut from Hershenow, a former Peace Corps volunteer in 1980s Zaire, offers a prolonged saga of palm-oil harvesting and existential mystery in Africa. Read full book review >

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REX HARRISON by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Wapshott tells all this rather solemnly, allowing Harrison's waspishness to take on an irresistible gleam through the windowpane prose. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Not very stylish biography of Harrison (1908-90), by Wapshott (Peter O'Toole, 1984). Read full book review >