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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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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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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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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SUSAN SONTAG
by Michael Valinsky

In her new short story collection, Debriefing, Susan Sontag showcases her incredible skill at drawing readers in through jarring narrative gestures, confusing character arcs, and an unremittingly flirtatious tendency to poke fun at the possibilities of the imagination. “As a young writer Sontag wasn’t interested in the more conventional kind of fiction that was based in scene-making. She was after ...


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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 >