Search Results: "Nick E. Tran"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CARTESIAN MACHINE by Nick E. Tran
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Conceptually interesting but overly cartoonish and in need of editing."
A sweeping sci-fi, nuclear disaster thriller with religious and metaphysical undertones. Read full book review >

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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONFISH by Vu Tran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2015

"Right off the bat, Tran displays the most admirable and worthwhile gift a serious thriller writer can have: compassion toward even the most disreputable of his characters."
A missing person mystery is delicately entwined with a heartbreaking story of migration and loss. Read full book review >

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THE FOGGY, FOGGY FOREST by Nick Sharratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A nifty notion well played. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sharratt is not the first illustrator to use vellum to create a sense of mist on the page, but he may be one of the first to capitalize on its peek-a-book effect with a younger audience. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY MEETS THE BABY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"Further proof that Bad Kitty can be good…especially in the eyes of her many fans. (Humor. 6-10)"
In Bad Kitty's return, she attempts to answer one critical question: "What the heck is that thing?" Read full book review >

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DON’T EAT THE BABYSITTER! by Nick Ward
ANIMALS
Released: April 11, 2006

"Will appeal to the shark lovers more than to the parents of their own wild child. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sammy is a rather excitable shark, who tends to bite things when emotions run high; in his last outing, Don't Eat the Teacher (2004), it was his schoolmates and supplies. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2015

"Teens who enjoy slice-of-life vignettes that evoke a specific time and place and adults who thrill to nostalgia will find a lot to like about these pithy, honestly awkward and poignant minimemoirs. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
Each of these 40-plus very short stories unveils a memory of being a teenager that is important to its respective writer. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"In Salvatore's account, we get a glimpse of the private poet in all his wide mystery. (32 pages illustrations, not seen)"
In this biography based on the newly discovered journals of Amos Webber, Cornell historian Salvatore has given us a fascinating, enigmatic figure of 19th-century black American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRD BROTHER by Nick McDonell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Engrossing, with indelible scenes and a protagonist to care about."
McDonell, who at 17 made a splash with his debut, Twelve (2002), delivers an assured and heartfelt second. Read full book review >