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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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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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"An effective tribute to an innovator unjustly overshadowed by his litigious peers."
Shulman moves on from polemical exposé (Owning the Future: Staking Claims on the Knowledge Frontier, 1999) to polemical biography, profiling a nearly forgotten aviation pioneer whose story proves that even when men were men, there were still lawyers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1992

"An activist's handbook complete with legal appendices and lists of waste sites, but much, much more: This is a clear and concise condemnation of practices and attitudes in the last bastion of unregulated environmental destruction in America."
Boston science-journalist Shulman hammers away at the US military establishment's abysmal handling of deadly waste—an extensively researched exposÇ certain to enlighten and frighten all who have the Armed Forces or the Department of Energy as neighbors. 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 >