Search Results: "Rea Nolan Martin"


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MYSTIC TEA by Rea Nolan Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A gorgeous novel about finding redemption."
In Nolan Martin's (The Sublime Transformation of Vera Wright, 2012) latestnovel, a group of eccentric nuns struggle to find themselves and each other in a convent. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"First-rate in every way, stories, editing, and as an act of love."
A sheaf of 23 original stories in tribute to Ray Bradbury's 50 years in fantasy and science fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2006

"Vivid and informative, expressing appreciation grounded in experience."
The adventures of an accidental musical ambassador. Read full book review >

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FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS by Rea Keech
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An amusing, if drawn-out, satire of suburban life."
A modern-day twist on Flaubert's Madame Bovary sets the story in small-town America.Read full book review >

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SEA OF DREAMS by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"One thing's certain: It's magic. (Picture book. 4-10)
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A girl leaves her sandcastle at dusk, just as the inevitable tide rushes in, and misses a small, plaintive light that appears in its window. Rushes of tingly surrealism continue throughout this wordless adventure story about the tiny inhabitants of the sandcastle, who escape by boat. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WERE SAINTS by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"That certainly may be the point, but as a narrative strategy, it's more than a little frustrating. (Fiction. YA)"
"Young man, you are a saint!" are Archie's grandfather's dying words. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2010

"An exemplary work of jazz biography."
Nolan (Ross Macdonald: A Biography, 1999) reconsiders the swing clarinetist-bandleader in a beautifully measured, unforgiving account. Read full book review >

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THE BANYAN TREE by Christopher Nolan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A triumph, it goes without saying—and a work of truly individual genius."
The Banyan Tree ($25.95; Mar.; 384 pp.; 1-55970-511-6): Irish writer Nolan, a lifelong quadriplegic and mute whose struggles to be a part of the life around him and express himself were recorded in his prizewinning 1978 memoir Under the Eye of the Clock, has now, after 12 quite literally painstaking years, produced this spectacularly vivid and lyrical first novel. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"Readers will not feel cheated, however; Wilmshurst has selected tales as heartwarming as those set at Green Gables and beyond, and Montgomery's fans are always ready for any new story that can be mustered from this fabled author's pen. (Fiction. 10+)"
Christmas With Anne ($16.95; Sept. 1996; 214 pp.; 0-385-32288- 7): The title is a misnomer: There are two Christmas stories featuring Anne (the incident of Matthew and the puffed sleeves, and the surprise thawing of Miss Katherine Brooks); the other pieces have been assembled from magazine stories never published in the US. Read full book review >