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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THE INFORMER by Craig Nova
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"The author's formidable literary gifts are only occasionally on view in an overly ambitious psychological thriller that provides little persuasive psychology and few thrills."
Chaotic historical mystery from Nova (Cruisers, 2004, etc.), who continues his move toward more heavily plotted work. Read full book review >

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TORNADO ALLEY by Craig Nova
Released: May 15, 1989

A disappointing follow-up to The Congressman's Daughter (1986): the patchy, convoluted story of two small-town products of unhappy families who ultimately become lovers—and destroy each other. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"For the most part, an engagingly honest and keenly observed essay, flawed by its dribbling-away ending."
Acclaimed novelist Nova (The Universal Donor, 1997, etc.) turns his writerly eye to his other great passion, fly-fishing. Read full book review >

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THE CONSTANT HEART by Craig Nova
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Wildly uneven, by turns cringe-worthy and hilarious, this is an uneventful trip to a worthy destination."
From Nova (The Informer, 2010, etc.), another illustration, painted in noirish tints, that love is all we need. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DEAD YALE MEN by Craig Nova
Released: June 11, 2013

"Nova is a gifted writer of quotidian violence: car wrecks, suicides, animal poisonings, murder. The macabre steadies his prose. Connoisseurs of this sort of not-quite hard-boiled fiction will find much to admire here."
A complex melodrama, set in Boston, about a third-generation attorney who must come to terms with the tawdry legacy of a manipulative father manipulated by his own father and a willful daughter who falls for the wrong guy. Read full book review >

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CURIOUS GEORGE AND THE FIREFIGHTERS by Tribal Nova
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2014

"Three different reading levels and many creative ideas give tremendous added value to an entertaining outing with a favorite friend. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
In classic Curious George form, a visit to the fire station includes a little havoc and a lot of humor and is here paired with a reading method developed through McGill University to nurture emergent literacy. Read full book review >

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WETWARE by Craig Nova
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2001

"Odd and oddly moving, with a strange mix of platonic shadow and human detail giving it a lingering power."
A seductive and intelligent novel about love and freedom set in a dreamlike near future. Read full book review >

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CRUISERS by Craig Nova
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2004

"Like a depressing tale of crime and woe from the evening news but shorn of tabloid extravagance—and with an uncommonly human sensibility."
Cop with relationship problems meets a psychopath computer repairman; differences of opinion ensue. Read full book review >