Search Results: "Nicola Shulman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A gracefully written, thoroughly researched story of an agile and articulate survivor."
The author of A Rage for Rock-Gardening: The Story of Reginald Farrer (2004) returns with a nuanced look at the poetry and life of Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542). Read full book review >

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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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THE OTHER SHULMAN by Alan Zweibel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2005

"Mildly amusing, but a work from the co-author of Billy Crystal's current Broadway hit, 700 Sundays, could have packed more of a punch."
This comic novel about a lovable loser who runs in a New York City Marathon is an adult first from Zweibel, Emmy-winning TV writer and author of Bunny Bunny (1994), a memoir of Gilda Radner. Read full book review >

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ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Several cuts above the usual fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends experience confusion in love in this nifty little spin on Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

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THE WELLS BEQUEST by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor. (author's note, librarian's note) (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
In this stand-alone companion to The Grimm Legacy (2010), the most extraordinary library in the world makes physical impossibilities possible. Read full book review >

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MÉNAGE by Alix Kates Shulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"For a woman approaching 80, Shulman is delightfully wicked, verging on malevolent."
A surprisingly tart little literary satire from Shulman, whose long career includes a feminist classic (Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, 1972), biographies of Emma Goldman, children's books and affectionate memoirs. Read full book review >

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SAFE HOUSE by Burton Shulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1996

"Severely limited in range, but these tales of bleak, misshapen lives do offer a unified worldview—one more than a little familiar to anyone growing up male in America."
Probing men's insecurities with a vengeance, a debut collection of nine stories from Shulman gives a tightly focused but often repetitive view of macho misfiring and emotional turbulence. Read full book review >

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THE POE ESTATE by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Though not as distinctive as its predecessor, this is a solid story for readers who want to approach ghosts without getting too spooked. (author's note) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A girl seeks peace and stability for living and dead family members. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 1999

"Dark Age'), Shulman points to real dangers as knowledge seems, more and more ominously, to equal power."
An effective polemic against those seeking any monopoly on knowledge in the information age. Read full book review >

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THE GRIMM LEGACY by Polly Shulman
ADVENTURE
Released: July 8, 2010

Fairy-tale and romance devotees, museum aficionados and budding librarians will pine for Elizabeth's afterschool job. Read full book review >