Search Results: "Nick Chiles"


BOOK REVIEW

NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

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LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE by Denene Millner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2002

"A clever idea, filled with hip references and attitudes—but no new perspective on love or marriage."
From a husband-wife team specializing in relationship guides geared to African-Americans: a first fiction that itself reads much like a guide about what not to do—in romance and storytelling. Read full book review >

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...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"The occasionally florid writing notwithstanding, the book provides well-crafted regional recipes and edifying passages about the surveyed chiles."
Three self-described "gastronauts" plumb climate change through the piquant prism of chile peppers. Read full book review >

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A LOVE STORY by Denene Millner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Another earthy, funny, juicy winner, the third from this husband-and-wife team."
Friends and lovers. Read full book review >

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IN LOVE AND WAR by Denene Millner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2003

"Thoughtful and lively story from a husband-wife team who blend two distinctive voices into a seamless, satisfying whole."
Another contemporary romance from the authors of Love Don't Live Here Anymore (2002), etc. Read full book review >

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NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >

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CHILES FOR BENITO/CHILES PARA BENITO by Ana Baca
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Rendered in both Spanish and English, the tale is a natural not only for southwestern libraries, but also for any serving Spanish-speaking patrons. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this New Mexican variation on "Jack and the Beanstalk," Christina's grandmother explains to her the importance of chile peppers to their people by telling her the story of her great-grandfather Benito. Read full book review >

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NICK OF TIME by Anne Lindbergh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

With its earnestly wholesome principles, the progressive little school in Alcott, N.H., could have been designed by Bronson Alcott himself; but despite the idealistic pedantry of its founder/headmaster (who prefers the title ``Fugleman''), what goes on among its eight pupils (who are markedly smarter than their ``mentors'' [teachers]) is farce. Read full book review >

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THE NICK ADAMS STORIES by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1972

"There are eight new stories constituting 40% of the book and extending its interest as unpublished rather than merely republished Hemingway."
A short preface by Philip Young explains the raison d'etre of this presentation of the Nick Adams stories which here are arranged chronologically and therefore provide a continuity — from child to adolescent to soldier to writer — and reveal the character developmentally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 23, 2006

"Sensual and full of texture. (Fiction. YA)"
The wattage goes way up as two of the bright lights of contemporary writing for teens come together for an incandescent he said/she said night of storytelling. Read full book review >

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NICK OF TIME by Ted Bell
ADVENTURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Bell should have left this one in his sea chest. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The author of several Ian Fleming-style thrillers for adults reworks his lengthy self-published 2000 debut into a windy, labored and even longer doorstopper. Read full book review >