Search Results: "Tribal Nova"


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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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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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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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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 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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TROMBONE by Craig Nova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Nova's eye for human detail and gritty texture is nearly unerring—even while elements of story and character occasionally veer too close to hackneyed genre formulations."
An adolescent's philandering father is training him to be an arnist—until a woman steps between them. 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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THE BOOK OF DREAMS by Craig Nova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 1994

"Enjoy the digressions in Nova's eighth novel (after Trombone, 1992), but don't expect a satisfying narrative payoff or a coherent vision of contemporary Tinseltown."
Nova's Hollywood novel is an ambitious murder/blackmail melodrama full of echoes (Fitzgerald, West, Chandler, even Citizen Kane), but the ambitions get in the way of the melodrama. Read full book review >

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THE UNIVERSAL DONOR by Craig Nova
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1997

"But, even so, the author's spare lyricism and philosophical manner are absorbing, original, and moving."
Another fine novel by the author of, most recently, The Book of Dreams (1994). Dr. Terry McKechnie is working the emergency room during the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, treating victims of substance abuse and gunshot wounds, when Virginia Lee, the woman he's having an affair with, checks in. 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 >

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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 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 >