Search Results: "The Aguilar Sisters"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"While not the only counting book children will ever need, this peek into Mexico's art and traditions is certainly one of the most joyous they'll encounter. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playful ceramics enact a traditional Mexican festival parade, from uno to diez. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS by Nancy Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Encompassing the lives of women in the 20th century, this sprawling saga is tender and satisfying, with a heartbreaking end."
A single tragic event shapes four generations of American women in this accomplished and poignant debut. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS by Mary S. Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many empty calories in this airy confection. (16 pages b&w photographs, not seen)"
In prose so light that sentences nearly float up from the page, Lovell (A Rage to Live, 1998, etc.) chases the Mitford sisters (Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah) hither and yon, from mansion to prison, from Hitler's hideaway to the top of the bestseller lists. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN SISTERS by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Although the conceit of six sisters searching for their birth parents is certainly intriguing, one hopes the future books will achieve a better balance between past and present."
Launch of a projected series about six sisters who were adopted from all over the world by a mysterious Swiss tycoon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Subjects who deserve at least style, if not substance, get neither in this superficial chronicle. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The story of the glittering trio who exemplified glamour (and shrewd matchmaking) to a captivated public gets a curiously lifeless treatment from biographer Grafton (Red, Hot, and Rich, 1987). Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN OF THE GATE by Michelle Zink
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Dramatic set dressing, if little emotional resonance. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
In this sequel to the Victorian fantasy Prophecy of the Sisters (2009), Lia is resigned to a life spent as a pawn of prophecy, fighting the apocalyptic mission of her sister Alice and the demonic Samael. Read full book review >

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THE NEVER NEVER SISTERS by L. Alison Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"New York attorney Heller's second novel (The Love Wars, 2013) is a triumph of witty dialogue and characters as true to life as your best friends."
The prodigal daughter returns after 20 years, but the happy Reinhardts aren't sure what to do with her gloomy presence in this sly fiction about families. Read full book review >

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THE BLOSSOM SISTERS by Fern Michaels
ROMANCE
Released: April 30, 2013

"A cute concept undercut by awkward writing, inconsistent, simplistic characterization and too many implausibilities to allow us to take the book or the ending seriously."
When Gus Hollister's gold-digger wife throws him out, he works to re-establish ties with his grandmother and great-aunts, whom he's ignored since his marriage and who have a few secrets of their own. Read full book review >

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PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS by Michelle Zink
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The ending primes for an anticipated sequel. (Fantasy. YA)"
Everything changes for 16-year-old Lia Milthorpe when her father dies under mysterious circumstances, leaving her orphaned along with twin sister Alice and younger brother Henry. Read full book review >