Search Results: "Nora Krug"


BOOK REVIEW

MY COLD WENT ON VACATION by Molly Rausch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Quirky and unusual, with a touch of multiculturalism, this may be just the right book to entertain a child who is feeling ill. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this whimsical account of enduring a cold, a boy begins by describing his symptoms, from runny nose and sore throat through fever. Read full book review >

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RIVER'S END by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"If the conventional wisdom is true, that romance readers never tire of reruns of the same old same old, then Roberts won't have disappointed them."
Though Roberts (The Reef, 1998, etc.) never writes badly, her newest mystery romance is more inconsistent than most. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR AT HOME by Nora Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Painful to read, yet hard to put down: a family drama akin to those of Eugene O'Neill."
No punches are pulled in this gritty "memoir novel" by Eisenberg, who draws on her own Bronx upbringing to depict a nightmare with two ghoulish faces: those of an abusive father and a pill-popping mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INSUFFICIENCY OF MAPS by Nora Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"A promising debut."
You can go home again, a young Native American girl discovers, even when there's no home to go to. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD CHEMISTRY by Nora Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1994

Back in Cambridge visiting her lover, Inspector Edward Gisborne, Vancouver history professor Gillian Adams tussles with a double murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NORTHERN LIGHTS by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2004

"Romance will never die as long as the megaselling Roberts keeps writing it."
Jack London, move over. The Queen of Romance has you in her sights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONEST ILLUSIONS by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"Good escape reading."
Suspenseful, glamorous story of love, blackmail, and magic, set in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., about a family of high-class magicians practicing the time-honored profession of thievery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"With her past couple of titles, Roberts (as opposed to her typically grittier moniker, J.D. Robb) is moving into more complex and darker storytelling, to terrific effect."
Bodine Longbow runs her family's Montana resort with an unfailing can-do attitude, but nothing can prepare her or the family for the return of her long-lost—and brutalized—aunt or an unexpected rash of violence in the area. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT OF THE FISHERBIRD by Nora Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"The author's note connects this story with the smuggling of human cargo still occurring today. (map, photograph, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-13)"
It's 1889 and the US has recently passed the Chinese Expulsion Act and the Scott Act, barring the entrance of new Chinese immigrants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EAGLE'S SHADOW by Nora Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A suspenseful page-turner as well as a joyous exploration of a unique world in a remote setting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From the first sentence of this unusual novel—``A year ago my world was water''—narrated by a half-Irish and half-Tlingit Indian 12-year-old, readers will be drawn to the poetic language, the promise of a compelling plot, and a hint of mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANCTUARY by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 1997

"There's not much suspense here, but it's good to see that heroines are becoming gutsier and heroes better in the kitchen."
Roberts is the perfect perpetual-romance machine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"One doesn't need to be a post-menopausal New Yorker with a liberal outlook and comfortable income to enjoy Ephron's take on life, but those who fit the profile will surely relish it most."
A disparate assortment of sharp and funny pieces revealing the private anguishes, quirks and passions of a woman on the brink of senior citizenhood. Read full book review >