Search Results: "Susan Nagy"


BOOK REVIEW

FINDING OUT ABOUT WHALES by Elin Kelsey
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"This is, however, a snappy, interesting approach to current science; give it to children as a good first peek, then send true whale enthusiasts on to other sources for more background information on the various species. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
paper 1-895688-80-9 In the Science Explorers series, a glossy browsing book that poses questions about seven species of whales. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTY by Gloria Nagy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"More a script for a made-for-TV movie than a fully developed novel."
An overwritten tale about a sociopathic beauty who almost destroys an entire family, in a ninth novel from bestselling Nagy (A House in the Hamptons, 1990; Marriage, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR LEO by Gloria Nagy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"As usual, Nagy is smart-alecky-funny and compassionate, but her plot is on uppers—which is what keeps this novel from appealing on all levels."
A busy, emotional sixth novel by Nagy (A House in the Hamptons, etc.) that does battle with the same theme as Olivia Goldsmith's The First Wives Club, takes it a little further and deeper, but still gets tripped up in its ridiculous plot. Read full book review >

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MARRIAGE by Gloria Nagy
Released: July 7, 1995

"To be enjoyed for what it is: a page-turner with an unlikely plot, redeemed by wit and insights into that rare animal, a long- lived marriage."
With her usual sharp eye for contemporary fads and follies, the author of Looking for Leo (1992), among others, limns the near- destruction of a seemingly perfect marriage. Read full book review >

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WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP by Estep Nagy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Nagy mixes narrative modes and tones (and generations) nimbly; it's rare to see suspense and literary lyricism woven together so well."
An unusual and compelling debut: a vast, ambitious intergenerational family saga that takes place in a brief time frame (three days) and a remote setting. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SECRET SPY WAR by John A. Nagy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A knowledgeable study of Washington's extensive 'bag of tricks' to secure victory."
One intriguing, little-known facet of the first general of the Continental Army: his wholehearted embrace of the art of deception against the British. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THE BIRDS by Susan Stockdale
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Broader in geographical range and even simpler in design, this makes a natural follow-up to Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch (1990) as a primary introduction to our avian cousins. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Over rhyming captions that only occasionally exceed three or four words, Stockdale presents painted portraits of 21 wild birds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 25, 2011

"This appealing work stands as both a portrait of two unconventional women and a celebration of the possibilities of arts patronage. (author/illustrator's note, bibliography, sources) (Biography. 10-14)"
An affectionate, lively examination of the reciprocal relationship between a great artist and two great art lovers. Read full book review >