Search Results: "Nora Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An assortment of repulsive yet funny chapters makes for a quick and enjoyable read."
A clever collection of stories and comics by debut author Thompson. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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SWANS & KLONS by Nora Olsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Although aimed at LGBT readers and despite its unevenness, philosophical dystopia fans of all orientations will find much to appreciate in this story that tackles big ideas. (Dystopian adventure. 13-17)"
In an idyllic all-female future, Rubric and Salmon Jo's luxurious life is disrupted by their Utopia's dark side. Read full book review >

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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 >

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MAMA ROCKS THE EMPTY CRADLE by Nora DeLoach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 1998

"Apart from ancient family secrets and low-octane detection, fans will be treated to a third constant: mouthwatering soul food on both sides of the tracks."
James Covington's Labrador retriever, Midnight, likes to wander. Read full book review >

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MAMA STALKS THE PAST by Nora DeLoach
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 1997

"Guileless Mama, a veteran of two paperback mysteries, doesn't seem quite ready for hardcover—or prime time."
When Simone Covington's job as a paralegal in Atlanta gets too hectic, she can always retreat to Mama's house in quiet Otis, South Carolina, where the pace is slower, everybody knows everything about everybody else, and the only thing that keeps on coming at you soul food by the platter. Read full book review >