Search Results: "Nick Dybek"


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WHEN CAPTAIN FLINT WAS STILL A GOOD MAN by Nick Dybek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"No Deadliest Catch, but rather literary fiction as morality play."
In Dybek's debut novel, Cal Bollings makes a choice, and beyond wisdom and morality, he chooses loyalty. Read full book review >

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I SAILED WITH MAGELLAN by Stuart Dybek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Dybek has become his generation's Nelson Algren. That's no small achievement."
A crowded, episodic novel-in-stories portrays life in a multiethnic midwestern urban enclave pretty much as did Dybek's memorable story collections (The Coast of Chicago, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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PAPER LANTERN by Stuart Dybek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A very fine book from a gifted practitioner of the short story form."
The nine stories gathered here have appeared, scattered across two decades, in the most prestigious American outlets for short fiction; they make for a remarkably unified and consistent collection. Read full book review >

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ECSTATIC CAHOOTS by Stuart Dybek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Dybek is especially a master of the ways in which lovers, creating a kind of privacy in public, feel that they are, in a title phrase he borrows from The Great Gatsby, in 'ecstatic cahoots'—both with each other and, fleetingly, with the world in which they roam, a world that can seem in such moments as if it were built only for them."
Sure, this new collection of brief fiction by MacArthur Fellow and writer's writer Dybek is a miscellany, a grab bag. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY SCHOOL DAZE by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Bad Kitty's legions of fans will not be disappointed. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 8-12)"
Can Diabla von Gloom's School for Wayward Pets take the "bad" out of Bad Kitty? Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Fun for all, especially fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Bad Kitty is back; and, just like every morning, she doesn't want to get out of bed. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel
Kirkus Star
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Even the alphabet-experienced will love this bad, bad kitty! (Picture book. 3-9)"
She may be a "bad bad BAD Kitty," but she's the star of an alphabet book that should be in every collection. Read full book review >

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POOR PUPPY by Nick Bruel
Kirkus Star
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Just as clever, energetic and full of attitude as the first. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Bruel brings back Bad Kitty and her "present" (Puppy) from Bad Kitty (2005). Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY VS. UNCLE MURRAY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"A few lapses in the frenetic pace won't keep fans from enjoying this and looking forward to the promised sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 7-10)"
Waking from a dream of Pussycat Paradise, Bad Kitty learns her humans are going on a trip. Read full book review >

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WHO IS MELVIN BUBBLE? by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Young readers should find him familiar, and may be moved by his example to take similar stock of themselves. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Distant cousin to "The Blind Men and the Elephant," this character portrait answers the title question through statements from a lad's father and mother, his best friend, his teddy bear and closet monster, the tooth fairy and other associates. Read full book review >