Search Results: "Nova Ren Suma"


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DANI NOIR by Nova Ren Suma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"An above-average debut. (Fiction. 9-14)"
The heroine's fresh voice and offbeat hobby enlivens this low-key bildungsroman. Read full book review >

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THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Eerie, painful and beautifully spine-chilling. (Supernatural suspense. 15-17)"
The intertwined stories of two teenage girls: a convicted killer and a Juilliard-bound ballerina. Read full book review >

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17 & GONE by Nova Ren Suma
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2013

"Suma's exquisite sentence-level writing and fine eye for creepy detail are in abundant evidence, however, giving readers hope for a stronger, more tightly edited outing next time. (Psychological thriller. 14-18)"
Visions of missing girls—all of them 17 years old—haunt a fellow teen, driving her to behavioral extremes. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 14, 2011

"The mystery unfolds a tad too incrementally, but this glittering puzzle box of a story about the exertion of one girl's will over life and death is as moving as it is creepy. (Psychological thriller. 14 & up)"
A sexy, surreal and touching exploration of the outer limits of sisterly love's power. Read full book review >

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NOVA by James Boice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The narrative is powerful and the characters compelling, when the writing doesn't undermine the novelist's considerable promise."
A sardonic novel that seethes with rage, yet lacks the stylistic command to fulfill its ambition. Read full book review >

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NOVA SCOTIA by Alexa Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 1995

"This is an inviting, broad introduction to the land of the Bluenosers (so-called for the Bay of Fundy fishermen's wintertime noses), Evangeline, and Glooscap, who according to Micmac legend created this region. (maps, statistics, chronology, charts, glossary, index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The breezy approach of this title in the Hello Canada series as well as its autograph-album size makes getting acquainted with the neighbors to the north painless. ``Hi! Read full book review >

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RED NOVA by Paul L. Centeno
Released: March 14, 2012

"A familiar but exciting sci-fi epic for readers of all ages."
Centeno's debut sci-fi novel follows a group of human soldiers on an intergalactic adventure in the 27th century. Read full book review >

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NOVA EXPRESS by William S. Burroughs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 1964

"Ah, what a bonanza for the alka seltzer trade."

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NOVA SWING by M. John Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A cross between J. G. Ballard's intense, static The Drowned World and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's terrifying Roadside Picnic. The upshot: This science-fiction noir cum literary and social criticism is memorable, perplexing and challenging in equal measure."
Not a sequel to, rather a consequence of, Harrison's eerie space opera, Light (2004). Read full book review >

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BAROQUE-A-NOVA by Kevin Chong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"A heart-tugging delight. First novels don't get any better than this."
First-rate debut, published earlier this year to widespread acclaim in Canada, finds a teenager in a small British Columbia town wrestling with the ghosts of his parents' fame and his late mother's unhappiness. Read full book review >