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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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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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 >

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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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ROUGH PATCH by Nicole Markotic
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Bisexual teen protagonists are rare enough to give some value to a middling entry like this one, but it's best for completists who've already read better choices, such as Hannah Moskowitz's landmark Not Otherwise Specified (2015). (Fiction. 12-15)"
A closeted aspiring figure skater struggles with friends, family, and relationships. Read full book review >

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PLACES TO LOOK FOR A MOTHER by Nicole Stansbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Energetic, vivid—and unconvincing: Mom is just too much"
Powerfully written if narratively undercharged debut is more a portrait of a monstrous fictional Mommie Dearest (by a remarkably forgiving daughter) than a compelling story of alienation and understanding. Read full book review >

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PASSION'S SHADOW by Nicole Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1995

"So many plot twists, so little timethe passion never truly emerges from the shadow in this convoluted, scene-obsessed production. (Author tour)"
Screenwriter and director Conn, who adapted the film Claire of the Moon into a novel, may be too firmly entrenched in Hollywoodor so it seems in her formulaic latest. Read full book review >