Nichols, L.

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I Am Only a Foreigner Because You Do Not Understand

This poignant meditation on a body that seems difficult to understand or love, but all too easily exploited, challenges readers to contemplate the complexity of human selves, including their own.

I See Dead People: The Making of ‘The Sixth Sense’

Primarily for die-hard fans of the film and Shyamalan.

Modular Online Learning Design: A Flexible Approach for Diverse Learning Needs

Emphasizing flexibility and functionality, Hess’s book will aid librarians who want to save time and energy when creating online learning content.


Sf aficionados will savor this surprising page-turner. The attempt to resolve the personal relationship problems inherent after long separations from friends, spouse, and child is compelling. Highly recommended.

Silent Days, Holy Night

While tagged as adult fiction, Nichols's novel (Return of the Song; Christmas at Grey Sage) really is well suited for a juvenile audience. Readers will cheer for Julia as she works to reinvigorate the happiness of the holidays for a lonely man.

Beauty Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia

Despite some shortcomings, this is an excellent background source for undergraduates and general readers seeking a sociological examination of themes related to the definition and pursuit of beauty.

Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign Against Joseph McCarthy

Nichols offers an excellent example of revisionist history that will be welcome in all collections. [See Prepub Alert, 9/26/16.]

The Rocks

Although there are similarities, this title is not Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins, and readers hoping for another winsome, humorous, hopeful love story will be disappointed. Nichols has written more of a tragedy, with the only glimmer of light coming in the final pages. However, the lovely Mallorca backdrop may be enough to satisfy some.

Flex Is Kings

A fascinating portrait of flex culture, featuring great moves by talented dancers, a captivating picture of their lives and struggles, and a community determined to push the limits of its art.

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