Search Results: "Tom Nolan"


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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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ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 1999

"A breathlessly enthusiastic font of praise—most of it justifiable—that also works as a schematic for the demons, both professional and personal, that motivate some of our best writers to toil tirelessly in the genre fields."
Hagiographic, rags-to-riches, writer-as-middle-class-hero tale; the first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities. Read full book review >

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STRANGERS IN TOWN by Ross MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2001

"For Macdonald completists only, but they'll cherish every word."
Macdonald, the dean of American hard-boiled writers at his death in 1983, once said that his short stories didn't "belong with my mature work." Read full book review >

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THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR by Margaret Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Six stories from three distinct phases in the fifty-year career of an MWA Grand Master (1915-94) whose work deserves to be rediscovered. Read full book review >

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MEANWHILE THERE ARE LETTERS by Suzanne Marrs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2015

"An intimate, luminous portrait of a friendship."
Tender letters reveal interwoven literary lives. 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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HUNTERS OF THE GREAT FOREST by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Quite a treat! (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid band conquers a rugged landscape to capture an unusually tasty conquest in this funny, wordless story. 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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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This is terrific fun for story hours, with a droll text that is constantly rebutted by the pictures. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nothing ever happens in Crabtree County until the day James Arthur dresses up as a shrub, gets his underpants full of bugs, rushes down to the pond to rinse off, and is spotted by near-sighted old Miss Bunch who thinks he is a lizard man. Read full book review >

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BURDEN OF TRUTH by Terri Nolan
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Nolan packs quite a twist in her debut, but Birdie's tour through pedophilia and rampant homophobia will make this a tough tale for many readers."
When a cop is rumored to have turned rogue before his death, the love of his life has to find the truth to clear his name. Read full book review >

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BORN BLUE by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Unforgettable. (Fiction. YA)"
Absolutely riveting and incredibly painful is the story of Janie, unable to connect emotionally with anyone, and clutching her incredible talent to sing as all else fails. Read full book review >