Search Results: "Nicky Singer"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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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: 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 >

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I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE by Nicky Benson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A particularly soppy, sloppy addition to an already-overstuffed genre. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bear cub gets a load of lyrical loving from a lumbering parent in this nature walk. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY by Rolf Dobelli
Released: May 14, 2013

"Hiccups aside, a mostly valuable compendium of irrational thinking, with a handful of blanket corrective maneuvers."
A waggish, cautionary compilation of pitfalls associated with systematic cognitive errors, from novelist Dobelli. Read full book review >

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AN UNTITLED LADY by Nicky Penttila
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2013

"An artful blend of history and romance."
In Penttila's (A Note of Scandal, 2013, etc.) Regency romance, a young woman struggles to reconcile a tragic past and an uncertain future in a city on the brink of revolt. Read full book review >