Search Results: "Nicky Singer"


BOOK REVIEW

GEM X by Nicky Singer
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2008

"The time and space taken by these details would have been better used to develop one or two important characters and move the story. (Science fiction. YA)"
Advances in genetic engineering are the basis of this disturbing but slow-paced dystopian novel. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENT’S STORY by Nicky Singer
FICTION
Released: June 15, 2007

"While this original paranormal story raises compelling moral issues, Cassina's graphic journeys through nasal passages, cranial cavities and pulmonary crannies push the willing suspension of disbelief to the limit. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A contemporary English teen has a permanent out-of-body experience, prompting her to re-evaluate her life as well as the world around her. Read full book review >

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UNDER SHIFTING GLASS by Nicky Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"More cathartic than captivating, a thoughtful piece about birth, death and everything in between. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jess Walton witnesses life, death and seemingly magical events in this slow-moving novel that's light on plot but heavy with philosophy. Read full book review >

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FEATHER BOY by Nicky Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2002

"The metaphors of feathers and flight are omnipresent to the point of obviousness and Mrs. Sorrel herself is drawn with a regrettable lack of subtlety, but Robert's voice, alternately wry and yearning, and the ambitious reach of the narrative carry the show. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A British import with Cormier-like undertones that explores the twinned themes of fear and courage. Read full book review >

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SINGER by Ira Sher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"Elliptical, unsettling and strangely fascinating."
A New Jersey gallery owner accompanies a traveling salesman on an impressionistic, campy circumnavigation of the South in Sher's follow-up to Gentlemen of Space (2003). Read full book review >

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SINGER by Jean Thesman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Not for every reader, but richly rewarding for those caught in its spell. (Fantasy. YA)"
A gorgeous fantasy by a veteran maker of worlds who offers her own version of the events surrounding the Irish legend of The Children of Lir. 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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FOREST SINGER by Sylvia Sikundar
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The full-color illustrations deftly depict life in tropical Africa, the work of the villagers, and the wildlife that is part of this lush realm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pygmies (as they are called here, rather than Mbuti) love to sing, but the hero, Mabuti, has not been blessed with a beautiful singing voice. Read full book review >

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BAD SINGER by Tim Falconer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A spirited, even adventurous look at the mysteries of how the human brain perceives and processes sound—and even, on occasion, manages to make beautiful music."
"I'm a bad singer. And deep down, it matters." Falling down a rabbit hole in B-minor, Canadian science writer Falconer (Magazine Journalism/Ryerson Univ.; That Good Night: Ethicists, Euthanasia and the End-of-Life Care, 2009, etc.) explores all that bad singing entails. Read full book review >

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GIRL SINGER by Mick Carlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Part jazz panegyric, part world history tour, altogether readable."
When a jazz musician walks into the Harlem restaurant where 19-year-old Avery Hall works and leaves behind his phone number, Avery's life changes forever. Read full book review >

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Blade Singer by Aaron De Orive
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sophisticated, tightly paced YA swashbuckler."
In Wells (Stories of the Raksura, 2015, etc.) and De Orive's (SHARD RPG Basic Compendium, 2009) YA fantasy, a teenager travels to a volatile, magical realm populated by elves and trolls and featuring an enchanted blade.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >