Search Results: "Nina Sankovitch"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 7, 2011

"Intelligent, insightful and eloquent, Sankovitch takes the leader on the literary journey, demonstrating how after 'trying to anaesthetize myself from what I'd lost…I'd finally stopped running away.' As a bonus, even the well-read reader will be inspired to explore some of the books from this magical year."
This celebration of the richness of reading will reward anyone who loves to read. Read full book review >

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SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED by Nina Sankovitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"There are no especially astounding insights here, but it's a sweet-natured, well-written affirmation of the time-honored role of letters as a uniquely personal way to communicate."
A son's departure for college prompted Sankovitch (Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading, 2011, etc.) to wonder, "Why does a letter mean so much?" Read full book review >

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THE LOWELLS OF MASSACHUSETTS by Nina Sankovitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"Exhaustive work by a clear admirer and dogged researcher."
A sturdy, busy multibiography of an eminent American family. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS NINA by Michel Rodrique
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Middle schoolers saddled with mean girls of their own will glory in this one's comeuppance. It wouldn't be such a bad thing to have personal fairies to help with homework, either. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
Trapped in a textbook, Nina, a purple-haired Everygirl, and her turquoise-tressed fairy friend, Sibyl, take an impromptu tour through history. Read full book review >

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NINA: ADOLESCENCE by Amy Hassinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2003

"Affecting, but lacking real teeth."
A grieving mother uses her daughter as an artistic muse, complicating and ultimately destroying the girl's vulnerable adolescence: an achingly straightforward debut set in the Boston suburbs. Read full book review >

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WHEREVER NINA LIES by Lynn Weingarten
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Sibling loyalty, quirky characters, misplaced trust and the very questionable kindness of a stranger guarantee a riveting read. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
In this gripping debut novel, a compulsive cross-country quest for her missing older sister leads 16-year-old Ellie to the terrifying truth. Read full book review >

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THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF NINA FINDLAY by Andrea Gillies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"In this middle-aged love triangle, the points take a while to connect."
Through the lens of a failed marriage and a lost love, a flawed but appealing woman recovers her health while dissecting her complicated relationships. Read full book review >

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NINA IN THAT MAKES ME MAD by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A little parental TLC finally calms the storm, as it usually does. (Graphic early reader. 6-8)"
A young child presents a catalogue of timeless irritations and injustices in a 1976 outing with art and text lightly massaged and reformatted for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

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THE DAY NINA SIMONE STOPPED SINGING by Darina Al-Joundi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"A pitiless, steely narrative, alternately heartbreaking and compelling."
The story of one woman's reckless and liberated adolescence in the brutal atmosphere of 1970s and '80s Beirut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"The first in what promises to be a solid middle-grade series in the tradition of Encyclopedia Brown. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A mystery at the museum is the perfect case for an aspiring fourth-grade detective. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Nina Töwe
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"An imaginative, dramatic, and surprising rendition of Jack's famous adventure. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In this stylish retelling of the classic folk tale, penniless Jack climbs a magical beanstalk, outsmarts a greedy giant, and restores family fortunes. Read full book review >

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CLOWNS ON VACATION by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ladeeeeez and Gentlemen: better sit down, before you fall down laughing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What do clowns do to unwind? Read full book review >