Search Results: "Nicola Graydon"


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Released: May 21, 2013

"A mystical foray into our ancestral shadows—not for nonspiritually inclined readers."
Spiritual counselor and psychic O'Sullivan and journalist Graydon provide guidance toward connecting with the gallery of heroes, villains and everyday folks who comprise our physical, psychological and emotional heritage (and baggage). Read full book review >

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USE YOUR IMAGINATION by Nicola O'Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Visually irregular but satisfyingly victorious. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wolf coaxes a rabbit into a "Little Red Riding Hood" narrative. Read full book review >

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FLUFF AND BILLY by Nicola Killen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A little forced at the end, but young children will recognize the issue and require no encouragement to chime in with Billy's lines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a bit of elemental relationship-modeling, two active young penguins play together until a short-lived huff brings a temporary halt to the fun. Read full book review >

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THE TUSK FAIRY by Nicola Smee
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"The affectionate narrative is nicely complemented by warmly humorous illustrations in which the toys are as expressive of subtle emotions as the little girl is. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lizzie's knitted Elephant is her favorite toy, but the years have left him so much the worse for wear that she's had to dress him in the other toys' clothes just to hold him together. Read full book review >

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<i>VANITY FAIR</i>'S WRITERS ON WRITERS by Graydon Carter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"You'll be forgiven for thinking that a place in national politics or pro hockey would be a more restful and attainable aspiration, but this collection is essential to anyone thinking of taking up the writer's trade."
A coked-up Capote, a torn-apart Tartt, a bellowing Bellow: longtime Vanity Fair editor Carter assembles shimmering pieces on the literary life. Read full book review >

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STARFISHING by Nicola Monaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Deeply unflattering but unsurprising picture of go-go finance and its practitioners; they're mainly male, but Frankie is no innocent led to the slaughter."
Quickly addicted to the adrenalin and the machismo of futures trading, an ambitious young woman's life spirals out of control. Read full book review >

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STAY by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Powered by grief and righteous rage, Aud succeeds in all these tasks and more—far more than some readers will want—in a darkly revealing, furiously entertaining adventure."
Ex-Atlanta cop Aud Torvingen's friend Dornan owns a profitable string of cafés, but he can't keep his hands on his fiancée. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS by Nicola Griffith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2007

"Stark but sensuous writing and a lesbian angle played for emotion over sex propel this strong narrative to its conclusion."
The six-foot-tall Norwegian-American protagonist of two previous literary thrillers by Griffith (Stay, 2002, etc.) takes charge again in this complex story about a wealthy, capable woman who lives by her own rules. Read full book review >

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ANGEL WITH TWO FACES by Nicola Upson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"You'd have to be daft not to savor Cornwall in the '30s and the fictional sleuthing of real-life mystery writer Josephine Tey."
Josephine Tey (An Expert in Murder, 2008) finds murderous inspiration in Cornwall. Read full book review >

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THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Natasha and Daniel meet, get existential, and fall in love during 12 intense hours in New York City. Read full book review >

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THE CAULIFLOWER by Nicola Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Respectful, playful, and often entertaining—though just as often puzzling. Barker's fans will enjoy the outing, forgiving her quirks."
A headily curry-scented tale, part fable and part imaginative biography, by postmodern maven Barker (In The Approaches, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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DARKMANS by Nicola Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"If you go with the flow and reconcile yourself to the lack of plot, you'll find plenty to enjoy."
The hip, the square and the crazy trip over their pasts and each other in this boisterous latest from Barker (Clear, 2005, etc.), a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Read full book review >