Search Results: "Nicole Galland"


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I, IAGO by Nicole Galland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Too bad the switch from empathetic protagonist into villain is not quite believable, because until then Iago and Emilia are magic."
Galland (Crossed, 2008, etc.) takes on one of literature's greatest villains and tries to make him sympathetic. 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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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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BECOMING NICOLE by Amy Ellis Nutt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A timely, significant examination of the distinction between sexual affinity and sexual identity."
How a politically conservative middle-class family defended their transgender daughter against bigotry and won a groundbreaking legal victory affirming gender identity. Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A departure for both authors and a pleasing combination of much appeal to fans of speculative fiction."
Immense and immensely entertaining genre-hopping yarn from hard-core sci-fi veteran Stephenson (Seveneves, 2015, etc.) and historical novelist Galland (Stepdog, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"An overwrought, highly sentimental account of a worthy community service project."
A white writer who seems to have a wrenching epiphany on every page helps some black residents of east Texas clean up an abandoned, overgrown cemetery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 1998

"The book closes with Galland's own nudges toward activism in her community of San Francisco, no longer as just an observer, but a thoughtful participant."
One pilgrim's stirring account of anger, activism, and healing in women's lives. 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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IT’S HOT AND COLD IN MIAMI by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2006

"Rubel's own signature quirky pen-and-ink drawings round out the Floridian and American-Jewish milieu. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Life is difficult and puzzling for Rachel, with an identical twin sister, Rebecca, who outshines her in every way. Read full book review >

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I DARE YOU! by Nicole Maubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Light on the frissons and, except for the pop-up, durable enough to survive repeated darefests. (Novelty picture book. 3-5)"
A furry spider, a snake with a sticky tongue, and other tactile bugaboos are only preludes to a glimpse of…the scariest monster of all! Read full book review >

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NO MORE VEGETABLES! by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2002

"The solution could be encouraging to other Ruthies, except if they've already heard this story they'll be wise to the bribe. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Vegetables are gross!" Read full book review >