Search Results: "Nicole LaPorte"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2010

"A gripping account of money, ambition and the movies…same as it ever was."
Daily Beast contributor and former Variety reporter LaPorte penetrates the mysterious inner workings of DreamWorks, the audacious entertainment empire that promised to change Hollywood upon its inception in 1994. 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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TOUGH CHOICES by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A less successful entry in the Once Upon America series, partly because the causes and domestic consequences of the Vietnam War were so complicated that it's difficult to make them comprehensible to an elementary-school audience. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"A must for multiples, the people in their lives, and anyone who wants to learn about this special bond. (sources) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
With multiples on the rise, yet the number of good books on the subject scarce, a welcome title for young twins or curious singletons. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE  by Nicole  Conway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A fantasy novel that will have readers wanting more by the time it ends, this is a worthy series opener. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Fifteen-year old Reigh, a human boy raised in an elven world, has never known what it feels like to belong. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE WILD by Nicole Helget
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Middle-grade readers will find much to think about in this beautifully written story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A struggling family in rural Michigan finds that fracking for natural gas can be positive and negative. Read full book review >

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REDEEMING EVE by Nicole Bokat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Newcomer Bokat sketches her characters with broad strokes, and though sometimes her pen slips into caricature, predominantly they're finely drawn with humor, sensitivity, and a dash of chutzpah. A fine debut."
A 1990s woman is torn between her family and her career, and fills it with compassion, good humor, and an abundance of angst. Read full book review >

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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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THE TURTLE CATCHER by Nicole Helget
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2009

"An energetic, oddly shaped historical, lacking polish and control."
In a dark, sometimes lurid debut, misdeeds and guilt shape the conjoined fates of two feuding families in Minnesota. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF LOVE by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2005

"A most unusual and original piece of fiction—and not to be missed."
The histories of several unresolved, inchoate and remembered loves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Searing and somber, punctuated with illuminating flickers of hope."
Journalist Itano chronicles the state of AIDS in Africa through the eyes of three families. Read full book review >