Search Results: "Nicole Seitz"


BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND MOLASSES CREEK by Nicole Seitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"A nicely drawn study of two women whose lives are lost, then regained."
An affecting drama about the unmoored life of a woman whose infant was kidnapped 40 years ago. 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 TIMELESS SWING by Tom  Watson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"An excellent visual reference that can be stored in a golf bag for use on the course."
A picture-heavy instruction manual from PGA Hall of Famer Watson that pays particular attention to improving posture and swing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TV (THE BOOK) by Alan Sepinwall
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A well-reasoned and engaging—if ultimately unchallenging—summary of the best television has to offer."
What should we watch? Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP, I WILL WIN THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE by Isabel Pin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"While it seems likely that some part of the humor has gotten lost in translation—or, rather, simply doesn't translate well—the most likely use of this lighthearted story will be as a heavy-handed tool to teach good manners, a fate it doesn't deserve. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Sly, ironic humor and unusual illustrations make this translation from the German more likely to appeal to adults than to children—if it appeals at all. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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ANTHONY AND THE GIRLS by Ole Könnecke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Illustrated with round-headed, Charlie Brown-style figures over a scant handful of words per page, this is nonetheless likely to have more meaning for readers who recognize its metaphorical level. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Originally published in Germany, a wry episode in social interaction is conveyed in deceptively simple art and text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOREST DARK by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An ambitiously high-concept tale that mainly idles in a contemplative register."
Two American visitors to Israel undergo separate but similar metamorphoses in this cerebral novel by Krauss (Great House, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >