Search Results: "Nicola Bird"


BOOK REVIEW

LOSING NICOLA by Susan Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Veteran Moody (Doubled in Spades, 1997, etc.) spins a puzzle that takes a back seat to her graceful evocation of her heroine's childhood and its disintegration one fateful summer."
Twenty years after her 12th birthday ended in tragedy, Alice Beecham returns to her hometown in an attempt to make herself whole by figuring out what happened. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Beatriz Martin Vidal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An (av)i(a)nvitation to wonder. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This wordless picture book invites readers to make meaning of its mysterious characters' flights. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Noy Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An admirable tour de force of imagery and linguistic pyrotechnics, but the endless talk about passion eventually pours cold water over the initial fiery energy, turning a novel about heightened emotions into a trudge."
In this brief, fiercely erotic novel, a woman who appears enveloped in conventional domesticity clings to memories of the dangerously bohemian life she shared with her former lover. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Crystal Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Though it loses momentum halfway through, the strong opening bodes well for future endeavors. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jewel Campbell's life began the day her older brother John's tragically ended, a coincidence that's shaped and shadowed her family since. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Rita Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"While even precocious child readers may not hear them, they will adore the setting, Miranda's soaring, literary voice and the dreamy fantasy-meets-reality plot. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Bird-light Miranda has been lifted by the wind only to be grounded near the beach of Bourne Manor, where she is found by the owner's hounds. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Zetta Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With unusual depth and raw conviction, Elliott's child-centered narrative excels in this debut. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Nicknamed Bird at birth, Mehkai idolizes his older brother Marcus. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A lovely and sad glimpse of individuals caring for one another in an imperfect world. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bird confronts friendship, family, and human limitations in this poignant tale. Read full book review >

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BIRD, BIRD, BIRD! by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Puffin, Pelican, Roadrunner, Rail. / Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Quail Quail Quail!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"Courtside seats to one of the game's greatest, most driven and pained figures. (TV satellite tour)"
Here's what Bird couldn't reveal in the sports pages about his back injury, his decision to coach the Pacers, his thoughts on fellow players and coaches, his honors, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE BIRD BLACK BIRD by Val  Wake
Released: Oct. 25, 2008

"A harmless distraction with philanthropic overtones in need of edits."
Sprawling saga draws on the real-life culture clash between aboriginal Northern Canadians and resource-hungry land developers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 14, 1994

"A writer's guide that is bound to teach and inspire by example."
Lamott (Operating Instructions, 1993, etc.) gently explodes the fantasy that writing will solve all of a fledgling author's problems—an ailing bank account, low self-esteem—and at the same time argues that writing "does turn out to be its own reward.'' Read full book review >