Search Results: "Nicole Stinn"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2012

"A very well-balanced offering that both educates and entertains. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Little polar bear Kodee and his friend Raccoon learn about echoes in this suitably simple storybook for preschoolers and early readers. Read full book review >

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A COWBOY NAMED ERNESTINE by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This tale is a treat all the way around. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rubel (Wedding Bells for Rotten Ralph, 1999, etc.) takes a piece of Americana and extrapolates a spry tale of a spirited Irish lady in frontier Texas. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST FAMILY MEETS ITS MATCH by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Good fun, and sure to appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the 1880's, an explorer sets out for Africa; he never returns, and the Ghost family (Ivy, Igor, their parents and cat) moves in. Read full book review >

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WINTER FALLS by Nicole Maggi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Readers will eagerly await the next installment in this promising paranormal adventure. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
This first book of a planned trilogy finds 16-year-old Alessia Jacobs living in boring Twin Willows, Maine, where nothing ever happens—that is, until the mysterious Wolfe family arrives in town and Alessia's instantly drawn to their attractive son, Jonah. Read full book review >

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TRUSTING YOU & OTHER LIES by Nicole Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"While the central romance is engaging, the weak plotting undercuts its appeal. (Romance. 14-18)"
A romance between two teens focuses on fixing the wrong issue. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CHINESE CHEF by Nicole Mones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2007

"Warning: Avoid reading while hungry."
American food writer has a dual assignment in Beijing: cover a chef competition and deal with a paternity claim against her late husband. Read full book review >

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PRICELESS by Nicole Richie
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A clichéd fairy tale, about as original as the TV movie it will inevitably become."
Another riches-to-rags-to-riches tales from celebutante author Richie. Read full book review >

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CROSSED by Nicole Galland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"The pace drags, but Galland's astute rendering of political intrigue make for an ultimately rewarding long march."
A holy war is derailed by opportunism and profiteering in this witty chronicle of the Fourth Crusade. Read full book review >

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LOST IN TRANSLATION by Nicole Mones
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"An absorbing, richly imagined, and intelligent debut. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club Selection; author tour)"
A search in China's desert interior for the remains of the Peking Man becomes a compassionate tale of new loves found and old hurts forgiven as an expat American woman serves as the group's interpreter. Read full book review >

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THE FOOL’S TALE by Nicole Galland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Not a major historical novel, but a highly entertaining one."
A strange triangle of relationships exhaustively analyzed in a debut historical set in late-12th-century Wales. Read full book review >

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GREAT HOUSE by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Brainy and often lyrically expressive, but also elusive and sometimes infuriatingly coy; Krauss is an acquired taste."
A many-drawered writing desk resonates powerfully but for different reasons with the various characters in this novel about loss and retrieval from Krauss (The History of Love, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >