Search Results: "Nina Schuyler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINTING by Nina Schuyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2004

"An ambitious first outing, but Schuyler has bitten off more than she can chew."
History scars hapless individuals in 19th-century France and Japan. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSLATOR by Nina Schuyler
Released: July 16, 2013

"Long on plot but short on story, this is chick lit for sophisticates."
A multilingual woman learns life lessons while recovering from a freak accident. Read full book review >

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SOPRANOS, MEZZOS, TENORS, BASSOS, AND OTHER FRIENDS by Schuyler Chapin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A coffee table volume for opera buffs with tiny coffee tables and large disposable incomes."
The tone of this arts memoir is neatly set by the author's demurrer that he only offers his reminiscences about a number of classical music artists (mostly singers) at the insistence of Bill and Pat Buckley (she's ``one of New York's most elegant hostesses'') after regaling them with a Maria Callas story during a twilight cruise on their yacht. Read full book review >

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ALFRED AND GUINEVERE by James Schuyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Readers annoyed by the poet's often puerile verse may find his childlike prose redeeming."
Poet John Ashbery introduces this slim novel by his late friend Schuyler (1923-91), a fellow poet of the so-called New York School, a style characterized by its breezy now-ness, its do-this-then-that narration, and its use of seemingly simple language. Read full book review >

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ETHIOPIAN STORIES by George Samuel Schuyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"Proof that art and politics do mix."
Two intriguing 1930s novellas, fine examples of a then-popular genre: literary Pan-Africanism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fascinating but facile. (b&w illustrations throughout; 8 pages color photo, not seen)"
Two South Carolina journalists breathlessly narrate the story of the construction, loss, location, recovery, and restoration of the first submarine in history to carry out a successful attack on an enemy vessel. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A BOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Read full book review >

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BELOW by Nina Crews
by Nina Crews, photographed by Nina Crews
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Alternating views of Jack on the white, brightly lit steps above with Guy suspended in near darkness below, Crews expertly captures the mini-episode's drama, as well as the inexhaustible possibilities of stairs as playscapes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Using a mix of manipulated photography and line drawing, Crews places a lad with a wooden toy companion on a painted staircase next to a small, enticing hole. Read full book review >

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ROMEOW AND DROOLIET by Nina Laden
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Readers fond of Mary Jane Auch's equally clever animal send-ups, from Poultrygeist (2003) on, will be rolling in the aisles. (Picture book. 7-9)"
With "a wag of the tail to Shakespeare," Laden recasts the star-crossed lovers as house pets—albeit in a mix of modern and Renaissance courtly dress in the dashing, canted-perspective illustrations. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-ZOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"While the first book executed this gimmick more successfully (there are only so many words that rhyme with 'Boo'), this companion title is a welcome pairing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The follow-up to the long-lived and much-loved Peek-a-Who? (2000) is finally here. Read full book review >