Search Results: "Nicole Mones"


BOOK REVIEW

A CUP OF LIGHT by Nicole Mones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2002

"Intelligent and consistently interesting, with an engagingly original cast, subject, and themes—but the story itself often lags."
Mones (Lost in Translation, 1998) returns to China in a beguiling if overbusy tale of an American who finds love amid the complexities and intrigues of the foreign art world. Read full book review >

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NIGHT IN SHANGHAI by Nicole Mones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"The sheer historical gravitas of this ambitious book often threatens to submerge the individual struggles of the three principals, but perhaps Mones' point is that, as stated in Casablanca, 'the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.'"
Mones' breathless and enlightening account of an African-American jazzman and his circle in prewar Shanghai. 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 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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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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ANGEL WINGS by Nicole Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 1997

"Conn's (Passion's Shadow, 1995, etc.) angels are neither charming nor whimsical; their presence makes this otherwise unremarkable love story all the more convoluted."
Two angels are assigned to a case involving two humans—and trouble ensues when their styles of guardianship conflict. Read full book review >

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My View from the Summit (VFS) by Nicole Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"A promising debut brimming with musings and lovely impressionistic detail."
A Brooklyn-based HR professional reflects upon divorce, motherhood, advice from elders, and more in this debut personal essay collection. 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 >