Search Results: "Nicky Harman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"While incredibly moving, these stories also impart a shocking lack of regard for human life on the part of the Chinese."
A heartbreaking examination of the reasons why Chinese women give up their girls for adoption. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Prolix, tangential and engrossing, Xinran's interviews offer an invaluable social history that textbooks don't reveal."
London-based Chinese journalist Xinran (Sky Burial: A Love Story of Tibet, 2005, etc.) gathers her emotional, informative interviews with Chinese elders. Read full book review >

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K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >

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NICKY AND GRANDPA by Cathryn Falwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Both are perfect for babies and toddlers. (Picture book. 0-4)"
A charming book with bold, simple illustrations and a text that recalls a game of peekaboo (``Where's Grandpa? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"The author's strong background in Russian history and meticulous research establish her as an excellent biographer, although taking the personality tests in the guise of the Czar could be construed as somewhat presumptive."
The intimate correspondence between Nicholas and Alexandra exposes the political naiveté of the ill-fated Romanovs while revealing their deep, loving relationship. Read full book review >

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NICKY AND THE BIG, BAD WOLVES by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1998

"Sweet dreams, and welcome to the family bed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Gorbachev's nighttime tale, with its warm, Richard Scarry—like illustrations, has an undeniably familiar feel to it: The demons of the night are sent packing by a loving parent. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Unlike his grandmother's delicious meals, this extended ethnic joke leaves a sour taste. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When his summer camp is unexpectedly canceled, 12-year-old Nicholas Borelli II is sent by chauffeured SUV to Brooklyn to spend two weeks with his grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE COTTON GOWN by Patricia Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Harman comes across as a genuinely caring health professional, writes engagingly of her world and gives a frank picture of the pressures and strains of a husband-wife team running a small medical practice."
Captivating memoir of the trials and tribulations of a doctor-nurse team struggling to keep a small West Virginia women's health center afloat and their 30-year marriage intact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"An appealing boy-and-dog story. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Reeling from his parents' separation, his move from a comfortable suburban home and perennially postponed visits with his father, almost-12-year-old Nicky Flynn begins a log to record his mother's "lying" when she brings home a former seeing-eye dog to share their tiny apartment in Charlestown, near Boston. Read full book review >

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STEPPING INTO CONSCIOUSNESS by Nicky Rolland
Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"A short, effective layman's guide to the benefits of personal improvement."
In her debut, Kripalu yoga instructor Rolland offers a multilayered approach to self-transformation, aiming to help readers grow more comfortable with, and more knowledgeable about, their innermost selves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Should interest anyone who wants to know more about race relations, post-apartheid South Africa, or traditional healing; it is also a strong and unusually concrete spiritual memoir, despite some triteness and a distressing humorlessness."
Arden, a white South African who left her homeland in 1966 for the US, returns and trains to become a sangoma, a traditional healer; her first book is a mostly absorbing description of this spiritual and political journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Success stories from Marone's students and her own life give this how-to-change-your-life volume a pleasingly upbeat tone."
A self-help book that, although replete with lists, explores somewhat broader reaches than the usual ``eight steps to a new you.'' Women (and men) are heavily burdened already with syndromes and symptoms that have catchy names—the ``Cinderella Complex,'' the ``Child Within,'' etc. Here's another: ``Learned Helplessness,'' or ``LH'' for short—a pattern of behavior first identified in animal experiments. Read full book review >