Search Results: "Nicole Pietsch"


BOOK REVIEW

SIDESHOW OF MERIT by Nicole Pietsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An eloquent, elegant exploration of trauma and memory, though more care could have been given to its treatment of same-sex relationships."
In Canada in 1966, two male traveling companions in their early 20s become carnival performers. 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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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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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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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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MADAM PRESIDENT by Nicole Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"The balance is off here, Wallace's comic gifts wasted. What felt frothy and fun in the first books turn leaden when a national tragedy is less important than who slept with or back-stabbed whom."
In this sequel to Eighteen Acres (2010) and It's Classified (2011), her political romps about America's fictional first woman president, political insider and The View co-host Wallace goes darker but not deeper, centering her story on the White House reaction to a major terrorist attack on American soil.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 >