Search Results: "Nolan Dalla"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"The gambler made into an object of fascination, absolutely dazzling from a distance, increasingly noisome the closer you get."
What began as a ghostwritten autobiography of the most feared tournament player in poker history became a biography by default when Stuey "The Kid" Ungar's dope habit finally killed him. Read full book review >

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SEA OF DREAMS by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"One thing's certain: It's magic. (Picture book. 4-10)
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A girl leaves her sandcastle at dusk, just as the inevitable tide rushes in, and misses a small, plaintive light that appears in its window. Rushes of tingly surrealism continue throughout this wordless adventure story about the tiny inhabitants of the sandcastle, who escape by boat. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This is terrific fun for story hours, with a droll text that is constantly rebutted by the pictures. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nothing ever happens in Crabtree County until the day James Arthur dresses up as a shrub, gets his underpants full of bugs, rushes down to the pond to rinse off, and is spotted by near-sighted old Miss Bunch who thinks he is a lizard man. Read full book review >

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BURDEN OF TRUTH by Terri Nolan
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Nolan packs quite a twist in her debut, but Birdie's tour through pedophilia and rampant homophobia will make this a tough tale for many readers."
When a cop is rumored to have turned rogue before his death, the love of his life has to find the truth to clear his name. Read full book review >

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ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 1999

"A breathlessly enthusiastic font of praise—most of it justifiable—that also works as a schematic for the demons, both professional and personal, that motivate some of our best writers to toil tirelessly in the genre fields."
Hagiographic, rags-to-riches, writer-as-middle-class-hero tale; the first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities. Read full book review >

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A SUMMER OF KINGS by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"The brilliantly portrayed cast of characters illuminates the gut-wrenching history of the time, making tangible the sorrow and hurt that is always personal. (Fiction. YA)"
King Roy is the alleged murderer who comes to live with Esther's eccentric privileged family in their 30-room mansion in the summer of 1963. Read full book review >

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DANCING ON THE EDGE by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The shadows of truth, suffering, self-expression, and repression are examined without psychobabble in this sad, funny, and tender story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Charting the near-destruction of a child's soul at the hands of the self-centered, bickering adults around her, Nolan (Send Me Down a Miracle, 1996, etc.) dives into the mind of an emotionally disturbed girl in an intense, exceptionally well-written novel. Read full book review >

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SEND ME DOWN A MIRACLE by Han Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Readers will be dizzied by the multiple subplots and roller-coaster highs and lows in this portrait of a small town that is anything but quiet. (Fiction. 11-15)"
An apparent miracle stands tiny Casper, Alabama, on its ear in this busy, hilarious, tragic story from the author of If I Should Die Before I Wake (1994). Read full book review >

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THE WELLSPRING IMMORTAL by Joseph Nolan
Released: Dec. 22, 2011

"One superman's bloody battles with negative power run amok."
Beneath the gore of Nolan's first novel lies a morality play in which a shaman passes along 1,200 years worth of life lessons to his successor through a gruesome fight that only one can survive. Read full book review >

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GLASS HOUSES by Terri Nolan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Nolan continues what promises to be a long and lovingly crafted saga about the strains and gains of love and loyalty."
An investigative journalist deals with her inner demons while helping her cousin deal with a much more concrete threat. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WERE SAINTS by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"That certainly may be the point, but as a narrative strategy, it's more than a little frustrating. (Fiction. YA)"
"Young man, you are a saint!" are Archie's grandfather's dying words. Read full book review >

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THE BANYAN TREE by Christopher Nolan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A triumph, it goes without saying—and a work of truly individual genius."
The Banyan Tree ($25.95; Mar.; 384 pp.; 1-55970-511-6): Irish writer Nolan, a lifelong quadriplegic and mute whose struggles to be a part of the life around him and express himself were recorded in his prizewinning 1978 memoir Under the Eye of the Clock, has now, after 12 quite literally painstaking years, produced this spectacularly vivid and lyrical first novel. Read full book review >