Search Results: "Norah Vincent"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2006

"One of the curiouser books to appear of late—sure to attract attention."
A fascinating, truly weird account of a female journalist who dresses in drag for 18 months in order to feel men's pain. Read full book review >

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ADELINE by Norah Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Readers in search of a crash course on the Bloomsbury circle and the machinations of Woolf's fevered mind will appreciate Vincent's attempts to illuminate both, but her dark portrait of Woolf's agonizing journey through a life marked by psychic pain will hold the most appeal for those already familiar with this sad story of genius and madness."
Virginia Woolf's haunted descent into the River Ouse in 1941 is re-created here in a tale of the author's tortured last years. Read full book review >

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THY NEIGHBOR by Norah Vincent
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"The results fall through the categorical cracks, with the book succeeding neither as page-turning mystery nor as sharp social criticism."
For any reader still suffering from the delusion that suburbia is Eden, this debut novel explores the sinister side, where "a dark shadow lay just on the other side of the picket fence." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Forthright and well-written, but essentially superficial."
As part of her ongoing work as an "immersion journalist" (Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man, 2006, etc.), Vincent checked into three different mental institutions; she found the experience both numbing and life-changing. Read full book review >

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ABOUT THAT NIGHT by Norah McClintock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A classic whodunit. (Mystery. 13 & up)"
The discovery of two bodies yields numerous suspects. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE HEEL by Norah McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"A neat, suspenseful mystery tailor-made for young readers. (Mystery. 10-14)"
This exciting mystery-suspense novel takes readers to faraway Iceland. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF ARCHAEOLOGY by Norah Moloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 1998

"Despite the lack of a bibliography or reading list, this is a fine reference for reports on particular excavations or on archaeology in general. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A thorough and intelligent survey of the field of archaeology, lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, and drawings, and containing both the quality and quantity of information one would expect from an introductory college course. Read full book review >

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MINIATURES by Norah Labiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A splendid, leisurely meditation on the meaning of fame, identity, and love that reaches real depths of thought and feeling without seeming forced or pompous."
A haunting tale of obsessive love and buried secrets that won't stay buried, recounted by Labiner (Our Sometime Sister, 1998) in a hyperliterary tone that recalls the best of Borges or Cyril Connolly. Read full book review >

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CLEANUP by Norah McClintock
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Weighing in at just over 100 pages, this solid mystery is good for both the series' target audience and readers who don't want a long-term commitment."
A young Latina finds herself out of her job and attempting to clear her friend and co-worker in the murder of their employer. Read full book review >

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TWISTED FATE by Norah Olson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A goose-bump-raising psychological thriller that will engross even the most jaded mystery enthusiast. (Thriller. 14-18)"
In this bracing tale of modern teenhood, the lives of estranged sisters Ally and Syd become re-entwined through an obsession with a mercurial boy. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE BEFORE ME by Norah McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"This entry in the Secrets series embeds a tragic past within an engrossing mystery—masterfully. (Historical mystery. 11-18) "
In the summer of 1964, 16-year-old Cady Andrews is unexpectedly sent out into the world from the Canadian orphanage where she grew up, determined to become a reporter. Read full book review >

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FROM THE DEAD by Norah McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An intriguing mystery that fails to deliver on its promise. (Mystery. 10-14)"
When David McLean dies, leaving behind a notebook filled with code, a dozen different passports and a trail of mysterious clues, his seven grandsons follow seven different paths to try and figure out exactly who their grandfather was. Read full book review >