Search Results: "Nora Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

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

A PERFECT SNOW by Nora Martin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Well-meaning but ultimately obvious. (Fiction. YA)"
A Montana teen flirts with involvement with a white-supremacist movement, and then fights to keep his brother out of it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STONE DANCERS by Nora Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

An imaginative but not wholly successful debut set in a remote mountainside village in 19th-century France. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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GRATEFUL FOR ROMANCE—AND SUSPENSE!
by Bobbi Dumas

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

It’s been a tough month for a lot of people, and I’ve been thinking how wonderful it is to have really good books to sink into, especially the kind that offer hope and a guaranteed happy-ever-after. I know when I look at my many to-be-read and to-be-listened to queues, I find myself turning more and more to ...


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THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
by Julie Danielson

I read a moderately-sized stack of brand-new, holiday-themed children’s books this week but want to write today about one that stood out. If, like me, you want something different this year, look no further than Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas, written by Nora Surojegin and illustrated by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin. If you don’t recognize the names of the author ...


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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

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

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

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 >