Search Results: "Nick Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

HEALING LESSONS by Sidney J. Winawer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 1998

"A heartbreaking story that is not only a tribute to one woman's fighting spirit but gives testimony to the power of love to open the mind. (Author tour)"
A true story of love and personal growth in which a conventional physician's world is turned upside down when his wife, diagnosed with a deadly cancer, begins exploring alternative medical therapies. Read full book review >

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THE DISAGREEMENT by Nick Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Misplaced emphases and a somewhat sanctimonious lead weaken an otherwise robust debut."
A coming-of-age story is merged with a Civil War tale in Taylor's debut novel. Read full book review >

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A NECESSARY END by Nick Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 1994

"A heartbreaker about caring, with no easy answers."
In replaying his watch over the last six years of his parents' lives as they become ever more infirm, Taylor (Ordinary Miracles, 1993; Sins of the Father, 1989, etc.) reminds us of Shakespeare's warning that ``death, a necessary end,/Will come when it will come.'' Death is easy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1994

"An imperfect but riveting inside view of Germany's neo-Nazi movement and the dangers it presents. (Author tour)"
The story of an Israeli Jew's experiences as a mole inside Germany's radical right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2008

"Readable and vividly rendered—a near-definitive account of one of the most massive government interventions into domestic affairs in American history."
Breezy but well-considered account of the Works Progress Administration, the New Deal's signature jobs program. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY MIRACLES by Nick Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"That wholesome, simple tone informs this entire book—a straightforward, sincere, skillfully spliced slice-of-Christian-life."
Warm account of a year in the life of St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN GLENN by John Glenn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 1999

"Despite the simple, even pedestrian writing, Glenn's story of how he became a throwback to the heroic age of discovery is enduringly thrilling. (16 pages b&w photographs, not seen) (Book-of- the-Month Club Main Selection)"
Mr. Smith goes to NASA, then Washington, then NASA again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN A MONSTER IS BORN by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Multiple typefaces will aid even the clumsiest readers in making this a storytime staple. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip's Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A WONDERFUL YEAR by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"From silly to quite touching, an array of emotions spans this whole wide, wonderful year. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A comics-style look at the seasons in four short episodes of buffoonery. Read full book review >

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PUPPY'S BIG DAY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Bad Kitty fans will certainly embrace Puppy's first outing since Poor Puppy (2007). (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-11)"
Puppy and Uncle Murray escape a rampaging Bad Kitty for a day's adventure on the town. Read full book review >